This Week in Racing History (December 24-30)

This Week in Racing History December 24 F1 and sports car driver Howden Ganley born (1941). December 25 Tony Schumacher, 1999 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of former NHRA Funny Car Champion Don Schumacher, born (1969). December 26 Designer...

This Week in Racing History

December 24
F1 and sports car driver Howden Ganley born (1941).

December 25
Tony Schumacher, 1999 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of former NHRA Funny Car Champion Don Schumacher, born (1969).

December 26
Designer Adrian Newey born (1958).

December 29
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).

December 30
William Tyler "Grumpy" Jenkins, drag racer and creator of the NHRA's Pro Stock class, born (1930).

Mike Sorokin dies during a drag race in Orange County, California, USA, when his clutch explodes and tears his rail dragster in half (1967).

Sterling Moss knighted by Queen Elizabeth (1999).

Michael Stucker

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