This Week in Racing History (June 27-July 3)

This Week in Racing History June 27 - Ronald "Skip" Hudson, US sportscar racer in the '50s and '60s, dies of cancer (1998). June 28 - Bill Sheffler dies of injuries suffered 9 days earlier in a crash during practice for...

This Week in Racing History

June 27 - Ronald "Skip" Hudson, US sportscar racer in the '50s and '60s, dies of cancer (1998).

June 28 - Bill Sheffler dies of injuries suffered 9 days earlier in a crash during practice for the AAA championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1949).

- Tony Bettenhausen drives a Novi to a new closed course speed record of 177.046 mph at Monza, Italy, in qualifications for the "Race of Two Worlds" (1957).

June 29 - Eddie Bierschwale born (1959).

- Automotive historian Griffith Borgeson dies from a heart attack in France (1997).

June 30 - Kelly Petillo dies of natural causes (1970).

July 1 - Peter Cunningham born (1962).

July 2 - Giancarlo Baghetti wins the French GP (1961).

- Future F1 racer Piers Courage meets his future F1 team owner, Frank Williams (1961).

- Fireball Roberts dies from burns suffered more than a months earlier in a crash at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1964).

July 3 - NASCAR team owner and one-time head of Ford Motorsport Michael Kranefuss born (1938).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Peter Cunningham , Frank Williams , Tony Bettenhausen
Teams Williams