This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 29 Carlo Chiti, founder of ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistoia, Italy (1924). December 30 Roger Penske takes delivery of a Lola T70 MKIIIB enduance racer (serial number SL76/139), the...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 29
Carlo Chiti, founder of ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistoia, Italy (1924).

December 30
Roger Penske takes delivery of a Lola T70 MKIIIB enduance racer (serial number SL76/139), the first MKIIIB to be delivered (1968).

December 31
Kenny Roberts Sr., 3-time and first American 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Modesto, California, USA (1951).

January 1
FIA declares there can be sponsorship on cars participating in racing they sanction, provided the sponsor's logo is no larger than one square foot (1968),

January 2
Pedro Rodriguez wins the South African Grand Prix driving a Cooper-Maserati. First F1 win for Rodriguez and last for Cooper (1967).

January 3
Sprintcar builder and Indy 500 crew chief Wally Meskowski dies at the age of 64 (1980).

January 4
Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup race at Levin, New Zealand (1970).

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