This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History May 25 - Rob and Betty Walker are wed in St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London (1940). - First race win for a Ferrari (Tipo 125), in Rome (1947). May 26 - Marcel Renault dies during the Paris-Madrid...

This Week in Racing History

May 25 - Rob and Betty Walker are wed in St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London (1940).

- First race win for a Ferrari (Tipo 125), in Rome (1947).

May 26 - Marcel Renault dies during the Paris-Madrid race (1903).

- The original Ferrari Testa Rosa V-12 races for the first time (1957).

- World of Outlaw racer Stevie Smith born (1966).

May 27 - Guy Moll wins the Avusrennen in special streamlined Alfa P3 built by Scuderia Ferrari (1934).

May 28 - Mark Donohue, driving a McLaren-Offy, wins the Indianapolis 500 at the average speed of 162.911 MPH, a record which stood for 11 years (1972).

May 29 - Sterling Moss wins Monaco Grand Prix. First Grand Prix win for Lotus (1960).

Al Unser Sr., driving the Johnny Lightning Special, a Ford powered Colt, wins his second consecutive Indy 500 (1971).

May 30 - Ray Harroun drives his Marmon Wasp, at an average speed of 74.6 MPH, to victory in the very first Indianapolis 500 (1911).

- Billy Vukovich I dies in a crash while leading the Indianapolis 500 (1955).

May 31 - Walter Baker drives the electric motored Baker Torpedo to an unofficial 100 MPH over a 1 km distance. The run doesn't count as he crashed before completing 1 mile (1902).

- Jim Clark drives a Lotus-Ford to victory in the Indianapolis 500. First victory for rear (mid) engined car at Indy. Ends string of 18 straight Offenhauser victories at Indy (1965).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's great to do business in a Bernie-free country." -- BPR founder Stephane Ratel commenting on the United States

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Drivers Jim Clark , Al Unser Sr. , Stéphane Ratel , Mark Donohue