This Week in Racing History (June 23-29)

People in this week in racing history include: Alex Zanardi,Juan Manuel Fangio, Augie Pabst,Jim Clark,John Force,Mark Donohue

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 23
Alex Zanardi, driving a Target Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 96I-Honda, scores his first CART victory, at Portland, Oregon (1996).

Jim Clark
Jim Clark

Photo by: Patrice Vatan

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

June 25
Augie Pabst, driving a Scarab MK2-Chevrolet, wins the USAC Road Racing Championship event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1961).

June 26
Marco Lucchinelli, 1981 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Caparana, Italy (1954).

June 27
Jim Clark wins the French Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand in a Lotus 33-Climax (1965).

June 28
John Force beats Ed "The Ace" McCulloch in the final round at Montreal, Canada's, le Grandnational for his first NHRA Funny Car win (1987).

June 29
Racer Mark Donohue is elected to the Society of Automotive Engineers (1973).

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Series Vintage
Drivers John Force , Alex Zanardi , Jim Clark , Juan Manuel Fangio , Chip Ganassi , Mark Donohue
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Article type Special feature
Tags clark, donohue, fangio, force, history, pabst, zanardi