People in this week in racing history include: Jo Siffert, Vick Elford, Rolf Stommelen, Connine Kalitta, Malcolm Campbell,Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, Bruce McLaren, Ferrari, Jimmy Bryan
This Week in Racing History
The Porsche 917LH of Jo Siffert, Vic Elford, and Rolf Stommelen wins the 24 Hours of Daytona (1968).
Connie Kalitta becomes the first man in NHRA history to record a speed greater than 290 mph in the quarter mile when he runs 291.54 mph at Pomona, California, USA (1989).
Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a World Land Speed record of 256.086 MPH (1931).
Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, ages 12 and 15 respectively, take part in their first auto race (1955).
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).
Jimmy Bryan, driving a Mercury, wins the USAC stock car race on the dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1958).