This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

By Michael Stucker.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 26
David Piper drives his Ferrari 365 P2/3 to victory in the Trophee d'Auvergne sports car race at Clermont-Ferrand, France (1966).

June 27
George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the USRRC race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1965).

#54 1957 Novi Indy Roadster
#54 1957 Novi Indy Roadster

Photo by: Jack Durbin

June 28
Tony Bettenhausen drives a Novi to a new closed course speed record of 177.046 mph at Monza, Italy, in qualifications for the "Race of Two Worlds" (1957).

June 29
Paolo Gargano wins the Coppa Citti di Monopoli hill-climb in Italy driving a Scuderia Marchitelli Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 (1973).

June 30
Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra M670B/C to victory in the 1000 km sports car race on the Osterreichring in Austria (1974)

July 1
Willy Grover, better known as "W. Williams", wins the ACF Grand Prix for sports cars driving a Bugatti (1928).

July 2
Ken Miles, driving a Porsche 718 RS61, wins the USAC Road Racing Championship event at Continental Divide in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA (1961).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , David Piper , George Follmer , Ken Miles , Gerard Larrousse , Tony Bettenhausen
Teams Williams
Tags bettenhausen, bugatti, ferrari, follmer, history, ken miles, mike stucker, pescarolo, piper, porsche