This Week in Racing History (May 19-25)

!This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 19 Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (1928). May 20 Peter Brock wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in a Holden Torana (1979). May...

!This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

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

May 20
Peter Brock wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in a Holden Torana (1979).

May 21
Seventeen year old Bobby Rahal races for the first time. At Harewood Acres in Ontario, Canada, he laps the field of the first novice race of the day, but spins out (1970).

May 22
Greg Weld crashes at Indy and ends the saga of the Novi engine (1966).

May 23
Don Pruhdomme sets an NHRA Funny Car top speed record of 250.00 mph in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (1982).

May 24
Donnie Allison wins the World 600 NASCAR Grand National stock car race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, driving a Ford Torino Cobra (1970).

May 25
NASCAR and SCCA Trans-Am team owner Bud Moore born (1925).

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Series History
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Donnie Allison , Peter Brock , Colin Chapman