This week in racing history (June 2-8)

People in this week in racing history include: Henry Seagrave, Manfred von Brauchitsh, Colin McCrae, Derek Ringer, Bruce McLaren, Dave Strickler, Alberto Ascari, Richard Petty.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 2
Henry Seagrave drives a Sunbeam to victory in the French Grand prix at Tours (1923).

Richard Petty
Richard Petty

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

June 3
Manfred von Brauchitsh scores the Mercedes-Benz Type W25 debut victory by winning the Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring (1934).

June 4
Colin McCrae and Derek Ringer win the Acroplis Rally in a Subaru Impreza (1996).

June 5
Bruce McLaren wins the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, driving a Cooper-Oldsmobile (1964).

June 6
Dave Strickler, 1960s drag racer ("Old Reliable" Chevy) dies of a heart attack while mowing his lawn in York, Pennsylvania (1985).

June 7
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1953).

June 8
Richard Petty wins the Tuborg 400 NASCAR stock car race at Riverside, California, USA (1975).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Alberto Ascari , Bruce McLaren , Richard Petty , Derek Ringer
Article type Special feature
Tags ascari, history, mccrae, mclaren, petty, ringer, seagrave, strickler, von brauchitsh