This week in racing history (June 30-July 6)

People in this week in racing history include: Guido Adami, Jan Manuel Fangio, David Purley, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Bob Burman, Joe Amato, Parnelli Jones.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 30
Guido Adami drives a 5.3L Panhard to victory in the Coppa Italia. First road race of multiple laps - 4 laps of 75 km each (1901).

Matra Simca MS670B
Matra Simca MS670B

Photo by: Dave Dyer

July 1
Jan Manuel Fangio drives an Alfa Romeo 159 to victory in the European Grand Prix at Reins, France (1951).

July 2
Former F1 racer David Purley dies when his Pitts Special aerobatics biplane crashes into the sea near Bognor Regis, England (1985).

July 3
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jarier drive a Matra M670 to victory in the 6-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1974).

July 4
Bob Burman wins the main event at Ascot Park in Los Angeles, California, USA, driving a Peugeot (1915).

July 5
Joe Amato sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4-mile elapse time record with a run of 4.595 seconds at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).

July 6
Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. (1969).

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Series History
Drivers Joe Amato , Parnelli Jones , Jean-Pierre Jarier , Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Article type Special feature
Tags adami, amato, beltoise, burman, fangio, history, jones, purley