This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

By By Michael Stucker.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 3
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jarier drive a Matra M670 to victory in the 6-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1974).

July 4
Earl Cooper drives a Stutz to victory in the 150 mile race at Tacoma, Washington, USA (1912).

1962 Porsche 804 (Dan Gurney): Klaus Bischof
1962 Porsche 804 (Dan Gurney): Klaus Bischof

Photo by: Dave Dyer

July 5
The USAC Road Racing Championship race at Meadowdale International Raceway in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is won by Jim Jeffords in a Scarab-Chevy (1959).

July 6
Tony Adamowicz, driving an Eagle-Chevy, wins the SCCA FA Continental Championship race at Seattle International Raceway in Seattle, Washington, USA (1969).

July 7
Cruz Pedregon becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to break the 310 mph barrier when he records a top speed of 311.20 mph at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).

July 8
Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962).

July 9
Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Dan Gurney , Cruz Pedregon , Jean-Pierre Jarier , Peter Brock , Klaus Bischof , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Tony Adamowicz
Tags brock, dan gurney, history, matra, nhra, pedregon, porsche, watkins glen