This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker 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 Pete Ryan, who...
This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Pete Ryan, who would later win the first (non-championship) Canadian Grand Prix, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (1940).
Jim Pauley, driving a Cisitalia, wins a 12-lap event for unsupercharged cars under 1250 cc, the first post-WWII race in Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1949).
F1 and sportscar racer Innes Ireland born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland (1930).
Ferdinando Latteri wins the Monte Pelligrino Hillclimb in Italy driving a Ferrari 330 GTO (1965).
Fernand Charron drives a Panhard to victory in the first Gordon Bennett Trophy race, which covered 350 miles (565 Km) between Paris and Lyon in France (1900).