This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 26 The United States Auto Club reduces the size of the engine annulus opening on turbine powered Indy cars from 23.9 to 15.9 cubic inches (1967). June 27 The Targa Florio Museum opens in ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 26
The United States Auto Club reduces the size of the engine annulus opening on turbine powered Indy cars from 23.9 to 15.9 cubic inches (1967).

June 27
The Targa Florio Museum opens in Collesano, Italy (2004).

June 28
Jim Hall, driving his Chaparral 2, wins the USRRC race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1964).

June 29
Bernd Schneider and Klaus Ludwig drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1997).

June 30
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B28 to victory in the F5000 race at Monza, Italy (1974).


July 1
The Welseley Tool and Motor Car Company Limited in Birmingham, England, issues an internal order to build three race cars to be run in the Coppa Florio in Italy, later in the year. They will be raced under the Wolsit name, which is a joint venture between Wolseley, Banca di Legnano, and Macchi di Varese (1907).

July 2
Camille Jenatzy, driving a Mercedes 60 HP, wins the Gordon Bennett race. He covers the 327.5 miles of the Athy circuit in Ireland at an average speed of 49.2 mph (1903).

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Drivers Bernd Schneider , Klaus Ludwig , Peter Gethin