Key dates in Goodyear Racing History, May 31-June 6

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers May 31, 1970 -- Goodyear collects its first victory at the Nurburgring in Germany when Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens drive their ...

Key dates in Goodyear Racing History, May 31-June 6

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History
Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers

May 31, 1970 -- Goodyear collects its first victory at the Nurburgring in Germany when Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens drive their Porsche 908/3 to the win in the 1,000 kilometer race, part of the International Championship for Manufacturers series.

JUNE

June 1, 1975 -- Arturo Merzario and Jacques Laffite ride Goodyear tires to victory when they win the 1,000 kilometer World Manufacturers Championship event at Nurburgring. They win in a Alfa Romeo 33TT12.

June 1, 1997 -- Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver race their Riley&Scott Ford MkIII through the rain and fog to win a six-hour World Sportscar Championship race at Watkins Glen.

June 2, 1974 -- Gerard Larrousse and Henri Pescarolo win the 1,000 kilometer World Manufacturers Championship race at Imola in their Matra-Simca 670C.

June 3, 1976 -- Ferrari's Niki Lauda wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami and earns Goodyear's 75th victory in Formula One racing.

June 3, 1979 -- Manfred Schurti, John Fitzpatrick and Bob Wollek drive their Porsche 935 to victory in the 1,000 kilometer race at Nurburgring. The race is part of the World Manufacturer Championship series.

June 6, 1983 -- Rene Arnoux collects Goodyear's 150th Formula One victory by driving his Ferrari to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal.

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