This Week in Racing History (May 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 23 George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the under 2-liter class of the SCCA USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1965). May 24 Jochen Rindt...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

May 23
George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the under 2-liter class of the SCCA USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1965).

May 24
Jochen Rindt wins the F2 Limbourg Grand Prix at Zolder, Belgium, at the wheel of a Jochen Rindt Racing Lotus 69 (1970).

May 25
Niki Lauda drives a Ferrari 312T to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1975).

May 26
Formula Atlantic and Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson dies in Mooresville, North Carolina, USA, at age 62 (2004).

May 27
Mark C. Smith wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1989).

May 28
Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000 km World Championship of Makes race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1972).

May 29
Matras race in F3 for the first time. The cars are driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Eric Offenstadt (1965).

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Series History
Drivers George Follmer , Niki Lauda , Jean-Pierre Jaussaud , Ronnie Peterson , Tim Schenken , Jochen Rindt