This Week in Racing History (December 30-January 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 30 Barney Wimmer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway restoration shop dies in his sleep in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1999). December 31 Sir Nicholas Williamson, twice RAC British...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 30
Barney Wimmer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway restoration shop dies in his sleep in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1999).

December 31
Sir Nicholas Williamson, twice RAC British Hillclimb Champion, dies at age 63 (2000).

January 1
Ferdinand Porsche becomes the chief engineer and technical director of Steyr in Vienna, Austria (1929).

January 2
First South Africa Grand Prix to be held on the Kayalami track near Johannesburg. Pedro Rodriguez wins the race at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati (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).

January 5
Chrysler LMP turns a wheel for the first time at Vairano test track in Italy (2001).

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Drivers Pedro Rodriguez
Teams Williams