This Week in Racing History (May 10-16)

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/).

Michael Stucker Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker$@sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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Drivers Joe Leonard , Herbert Muller , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Tim Flock