Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, May 17-23

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers May 17, 1998 -- Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver drive their Riley&Scott to victory in the United States Road Racing ...

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History
Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers

May 17, 1998 -- Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver drive their Riley&Scott to victory in the United States Road Racing Championship race on the 2.21-mile road course at Homestead. Their margin of victory in the two-hour, 15-minute race is 18 seconds.

May 18, 1975 -- Goodyear wins the 1,000 kilometer World Manufacturers Championship race at Enna when Arturo Merzario and Jochen Mass take victory in their Alfa Romeo 33TT12.

May 19, 1974 -- Jean-Pierre Jarrier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise drive their Goodyear-equipped Matra-Simca 670C to victory in a 750 kilometer World Manufacturers Championship race at the Nurburgring.

May 19, 1991 -- Teo Fabi, Derek Warwick and Martin Brundle drive their Jaguar XJR-14 to victory in the Sportscar World Championship race at Silverstone.

May 20, 1994 -- Kurt Johnson rides Goodyear tires to the first sub-seven second pass in NHRA Pro Stock history at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The milestone comes 12 years and three months after Lee Shepherd, also racing on Goodyear tires, became the first to crack the eight-second barrier.

May 22, 1960 -- Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss, driving a Goodyear-shod Maserati, win the Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometers. It is a major victory for the tiremaker in a still-young sports car program.

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Series History
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Martin Brundle , Dan Gurney , Stirling Moss , Jochen Mass , Derek Warwick , Teo Fabi , Arturo Merzario , Jean-Pierre Beltoise