This Week in Racing History (June 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 2 F1 racer and Can-Am champion Bruce McLaren dies in a crash while testing his M8D Can-Am racer at Goodwood, England (1970). June 3 Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 2
F1 racer and Can-Am champion Bruce McLaren dies in a crash while testing his M8D Can-Am racer at Goodwood, England (1970).

June 3
Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Whitsun Trophy race at Goodwood, England (1963).

June 4
George Fury drives a Nissan Skyline to win in the ATCC Group A race in Winton, Victoria, Australia. Mark Gibbs wins the Group C race in a Toyota Supra (1989).

June 5
At the IHRA Longhorn Nationals in Dallas, Texas, USA, "TV" Tommy Ivo wins Top Fuel, Richard Tharpe wins Funny Car in the "Blue Max" Mustang, and Don Carlton wins Pro Stock in the "Motown Missile" (1972).

June 6
Mike Parkes wins the Martini Trophy race at Silverstone, England, behind the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

June 7
Jody Scheckter drives a Trojan to victory in the F5000 race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA. Mark Donohue was third in the debut race for his AMC-powered Sunoco Lola T330 (1973).

June 8
Richard Petty wins the Tuborg 400 NASCAR race at Riverside, California, USA (1975).

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Drivers Bruce McLaren , Richard Petty , Jody Scheckter , Mark Donohue