This Week in Racing History (June 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 10 Jim Trueman, owner and founder of Truesports Racing, dies from cancer 16 days after his team wins the Indianapolis 500 (1986). June 11 First auto race ever held begins. The 200 km ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 10
Jim Trueman, owner and founder of Truesports Racing, dies from cancer 16 days after his team wins the Indianapolis 500 (1986).

June 11
First auto race ever held begins. The 200 km Paris- Bordeaux-Paris event is won by Koechlin in a Peugeot (1895).


Pierre Levegh and 81 spectators die when his Mercedes crashes into the stands opposite the pits during the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1955).


F1 driver Jean Alesi born (1964).

June 12
Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Jaguar (1955).

June 13
Gonzales and Trintignant drive a Ferrari 375 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1954).


Ed "The Ace" McCulloch defeats Pete Robinson in a Top Fuel drag race at Woodburn, Oregon (1965).

June 14
Richard Attwood and Hans Hermann drive a Porsche 917 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First overall victory or Porsche in the race. Porsches also finish second and third and win the Group 6 and GT classes. Attwood was suffering from the mumps during the race. Hermann retires after the race (1970).

June 15
Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1969).

June 16
The Ford Motor Company established (1893).


Scarfiotti and Bandini drive a Ferrari 250P to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1963).

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Series History
Drivers Jean Alesi , Jackie Oliver , Richard Attwood , Hans Herrmann