This Week in Racing History (May 30-June 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 30 Driving Clergys, Bill Barndollar wins the 20 mile race and Lewis Clergy the 10 mile event at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1916). May 31 Luigi Fagioli crashes his Lancia B20 ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 30
Driving Clergys, Bill Barndollar wins the 20 mile race and Lewis Clergy the 10 mile event at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1916).

May 31
Luigi Fagioli crashes his Lancia B20 during practice for a sports car race in Monoco. He will die of his injuries 18 days later (1952).

June 1
Derek Bell, Hans Stuck, and Al Holbert drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jo Gartner dies in an accident during the early morning hours (1986).

June 2
Brian Redman drives a Lola to victory in the season opening USAC/SCCA F5000 Championship race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1974).

June 3
Martin Woods drives a Lola T580 to victory in the FF2000 race at Lydden in the UK (1982).

June 4
The Maserati Tipo 60 prototype is seen in public for the first time when Sterling Moss tests it on the Nurburgring in Germany (1959).

June 5
The "Golden Submarine" race car is shipped from Harry Miller's shop in Los Angeles, California, to Barney Oldfield in Chicago, Illinoise, USA (1917).

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Series History
Drivers Jo Gartner , Al Holbert , Derek Bell , Brian Redman