This Week in Racing History May 12 - Leon Duray, one of the most colorful and exciting drivers of the '20s, dies (1956). - Pierro Taruffi wins the last Mille Miglia. Taruffi's last race. Debut of first American ...
This Week in Racing History
May 12 - Leon Duray, one of the most colorful and exciting drivers of the '20s, dies (1956).
- Pierro Taruffi wins the last Mille Miglia. Taruffi's last race. Debut of first American sportscar ever entered in the MM, Ak Miller's Chrysler powered Caballo II (1957).
- Joe Leonard crashes during practice for the Indianapolis 500. He writes off the STP turbine car that had nearly won the race the year before (1968).
May 13 - Harry Schell killed in practice for the International Trophy Race at Silverstone, England. First American to die in an F1 car (1960).
- Herbert Muller and Gij van Lennep drive their Porsche 911 Carrera to victory in the 57th and last Targa Florio (1973).
May 14 - Jean-Pierre Beltoise wins his only, and BRM's last, Formula One race when he wins the rain soaked Monaco Grand Prix (1972).
May 16 - Tim Flockhart wins the NASCAR Grand National race at Hickory, North Carolina, USA, with a monkey named Jocko as his "co-pilot" (1953).
Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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