This Week in Racing History (June 9-15)

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

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 would later win the first (non-championship) Canadian Grand Prix, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (1940).

June11
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).

June 12
F1 and sportscar racer Innes Ireland born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland (1930).

June 13
Ferdinando Latteri wins the Monte Pelligrino Hillclimb in Italy driving a Ferrari 330 GTO (1965).

June 14
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).

June 15
Denny Hulme wins the St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada, Can-Am race with teammate Bruce McLaren second. Both drive McLaren M8B-Chevrolets

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Drivers Denny Hulme , Bruce McLaren