This Week in Racing History (June 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 20 Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1971). June 21 Gilles Villeneuve drives a Ferrari 126C to victory in...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

June 20
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1971).

June 21
Gilles Villeneuve drives a Ferrari 126C to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama (1981).

June 22
In the closest finish in CART history - .027 seconds - Mark Blundell wins the Budweiser/G.I. Joe 200 at Portland, Oregon. The win is Blundell's first in CART (1997).

June 23
Jim Roper, winner of the first NASCAR stockcar race, dies at age 83 in Newton, Kansas, USA (2000).

June 24
Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead give Jaguar their first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1951).

June 25
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes-Benz to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. His teammate, Dick Seaman, suffers a fatal accident during the race (1939).

June 26
David Piper drives a Ferrari 250LM to victory in the sports car race at Clermont-Ferrand, France (1966).

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Series History
Drivers Mark Blundell , David Piper , Gilles Villeneuve , Mark Donohue