This Week in Racing History (May 6-12)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 6
Albert Divo, driving a Bugatti 35B/2.3, wins the Targa Florio (1928).

Gilles Villeneuve
Gilles Villeneuve

Photo by: Rainer Nyberg

May 7
Tony Trimmer, driving a Lola T332, wins the British Open at Silverstone, England (1984).

May 8
Gilles Villeneuve dies in a accident during practice before the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1982).

May 9
Audi R8s finish 1-2 in the Le Mans Endurance Series race at Monza, Italy. The Veloqx car of Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert beating the Audi Sport UK's Pierre Kaffer and Allan McNish (2004).

May 10
Darrell Waltrip scores his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory when he wins the Music City 420 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (1975).

May 11
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908LH to victory in the 1000km sports car race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (1969).

May 12
Art Pollard dies when his Eagle crashes during practice for the Indianapolis 500 (1973).

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Series History
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Johnny Herbert , Allan McNish , Jamie Davies , Gilles Villeneuve , Brian Redman , Pierre Kaffer
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