This Week in Racing History (May 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 16 Allan Moffett drives a Mazda RX7 to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Surfers Paradise, Australia. Dick Johnson wins his second consecutive ATCC title (1982). May ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 16
Allan Moffett drives a Mazda RX7 to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Surfers Paradise, Australia. Dick Johnson wins his second consecutive ATCC title (1982).

May 17
Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Spa-Francorchamps 500km race in Belgium (1964).

May 18
Graham Hill drives a Lotus 49T/B-Ford to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix (1969).

May 19
Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (1928).

May 20
Matt Hines sets an NHRA Pro Stock Bike 1/4-mile elapse time record of 7.138 seconds at Englishtown, New Jersey, USA (2000).

May 21
Bobby Rahal, at the age of 17, races for the first time, in a novice race at Harewood Acres near London, Ontario, Canada (1970).

May 22
Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney drive a Camoradi entered Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" to victory on the 1000km sports car race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1960).

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Series History
Drivers Matt Hines , Bobby Rahal , Dan Gurney , Stirling Moss , Dick Johnson , Graham Hill , Colin Chapman