This Week in Racing History (June 6-12)

This Week in Racing History June 6 - Johnny Tolan dies of natural causes (1986). June 7 - John Cannon wins the SCCA Formula Continental race at Seattle, Washington, USA (1970). - Mike Mosley wins CART race at Milwaukee, ...

This Week in Racing History

June 6 - Johnny Tolan dies of natural causes (1986).

June 7 - John Cannon wins the SCCA Formula Continental race at Seattle, Washington, USA (1970).

- Mike Mosley wins CART race at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Mosley's only CART win and the last for an Eagle chassis. Only stock-block engine win and first Chevrolet win in CART. Only CART driver to win from the last starting row (1981).

June 8 - Lucien Bianchi dies in practice crash at Le Mans (1969).

- Richard Petty wins the Tuborg 400 NASCAR race at Riverside, California, USA (1975).

June 9 - Luigi Fagioli dies in practice crash for the Monoco Grand Prix (1952).

- Michael Andretti wins the CART ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix in a Lola-Ford. Toyota scores their first points in CART compitition when P.J. Jones' Eagle finishes 9th (1996).

June 10 - Bobby Unser wins both halves of the CART "Twin-100" at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. First CART race at Trenton (1979).

June 11 - F1 team owner and three-time F1 World Champion Jackie Stewart born (1939).

- Joe Fry, driving a Feikaiserwagen, sets the first post-WWII record of 37.35 seconds at the Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb (1949).

- Jud Larson and Willian "Red" Reigle both die in a sprint car crash at Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (1966).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 www.flash.net/~cstucke

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Series Vintage
Drivers Michael Andretti , Lucien Bianchi , Jackie Stewart , Bobby Unser , Richard Petty