This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 19 Alan Stacey and Chris Bristow die in separate accidents during the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The race is won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax (1960). June 20 Rothmans sponsored Porsche...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 19
Alan Stacey and Chris Bristow die in separate accidents during the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The race is won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax (1960).

June 20
Rothmans sponsored Porsche 956s finish 1-2-3 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell drive the winning car. First overall race victory for the 956 (1982).

June 21
Hermann Cordes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in a sports car race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1964).

June 22
James Hunt wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. First GP win for Hunt and only GP win for Hesketh Racing (1975).

June 23
Alex Zanardi wins the Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 in Portland, Oregon, USA, for his first CART Indy Car win (1996).

June 24
Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari 330 TR/LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Second overall and first in the GT class is the Ferrari 250 GTO of Jean Guichet and Pierre Noblet (1962).

June 25
Jimmy Florian, sponsored by Euclid Motors, gives Ford thier first NASCAR Grand National stockcar victory when he wins the 100 mile race on the 1/2-mile dirt oval in Dayton, Ohio, USA. Florian drives bare-chested to beat the heat (1950).

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Series History
Drivers Alex Zanardi , Phil Hill , Derek Bell , Jack Brabham , James Hunt