This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 8 Lucien Bianchi dies in practice crash at Le Mans, France (1969). June 9 The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 8
Lucien Bianchi dies in practice crash at Le Mans, France (1969).

June 9
The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in a Ford-Cosworth powered McLaren M7A (1968).

June 10
The NHRA's Drag Safari (later called Safety Safari) sets out on their first country wide trip to help local organizers set up and run safe drag races (1954).

June 11
Sam Collier drives an MG TC to victory at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, in a race for supercharged cars up to 1250cc and unsupechargeed cars up to 1950cc (1949).

June 12
Les Graham dies in a crash of his motorcycle during the Isle of Man TT (1953).

June 13
AMC SC/Ramblers finish 1-3-5 in the 2-wheel drive passenger car class of the Baja 1000, with Bob Bondurant driving the winning car (1969).

June 14
The first Gordon Bennett Race, from Paris to Bordeaux, is won by Fernand Charron in a Panhard (1900).

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Series History
Drivers Lucien Bianchi , Bob Bondurant , Bruce McLaren