This Week in Racing History (May 30-June 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 30 Troy Ruttman wins the Indianapolis 500 driving a Kuzma-Offenhauser. This is the final win for a dirt-track car at Indy. A Ferrari is entered for the first time, for Alberto ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

May 30
Troy Ruttman wins the Indianapolis 500 driving a Kuzma-Offenhauser. This is the final win for a dirt-track car at Indy. A Ferrari is entered for the first time, for Alberto Ascari, who starts 19th and finishes 31st after a wheel breaks (1952).

May 31
The European F2 Championship race at Pau, France, is won by Johnny Cecotto driving a March 822 (1982).

June 1
Formula and sports car racer Martin Brundle is born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England (1959).

June 2
Nanni Galli, driving an Alfa Romeo T33/2, wins the sports car Grand Prix Della Republica at Vallelunga in Italy (1968).

June 3
Manfred von Brauchitsch drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to its first victory when he wins the Eifel Race on the Nurburgring in Germany. Emil Frankl, driving a Bugatti, dies in a crash during the race (1934).

June 4
The first organized midget race, sanctioned by the newly formed Midget Racing Association, is held in Sacromento, California, USA (1933).

June 5
Mark Donohue scores his first race victory when he wins an SCCA Regional event at Marlboro Raceway in Maryland, USA, driving an Elva Courier (1960).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Martin Brundle , Alberto Ascari , Mark Donohue