This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

People in this week in racing history include: Ayrton Senna, Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, Bertrand Gachot, Juan Manuel Fangio, George Follmer, Paul Frere, Olivier Gendebien, Juan Pablo Montoya

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 22
Ayrton Senna drives a Lotus-Renault to victory in the USGP at Detroit, Michigan (1986).

June 23
Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, and Bertrand Gachot drive a Mazda 787B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First Le Mans win for a Japanese auto manufacturer and for a Wankel engine (1991).

June 24
Five-time World Driving Champion Juan Manuel Fangio born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911).

June 25
George Follmer drives a Profit-Chevy to victory in the SCCA Can-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1978).

June 26
Paul Frere and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari TR60 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First in the 400-5000 cc class is the Cunningham Chevrolet Corvette of John Fitch and Bob Grossman (1960).

June 27
Juan Pablo Montoya wins the CART Champ Car race on the Burke Lake Front Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1999).

June 28
NASCAR great Junior Johnson born (1931).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Article type Special feature
Tags ayrton senna, bertrand gachot, george follmer, history, johnny herbert, juan manuel fangio, juan pablo montoya, junior johnson, olivier gendebien, paul frere, volker wiedler