This Week in Racing History (December 6-12)

This Week in Racing History December 6 - F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg born (1948). December 7 - Sportscar racer Bob Tullius born (1936). December 8 - Indycar racer George Snider born (1940). December 9 - Lt. George Rand suspends the ...

This Week in Racing History

December 6 - F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg born (1948).

December 7 - Sportscar racer Bob Tullius born (1936).

December 8 - Indycar racer George Snider born (1940).

December 9 - Lt. George Rand suspends the activities of the Automobile Racing Club of America until WWII is completed (1940).

December 10 - NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932).

December 11 - Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche born (1935).

December 12 - F1 and Indycar champion Emerson Fittipaldi born (1946).

- Bruce Mclaren, at the age of 22 years and 104 days, becomes the youngest driver to win an F1 Grand Prix when he wins the first USGP at Sebring, Florida. Just before the race, Harry Schell has his Cooper moved from the 10th to the 3rd starting position by convincing officials to accept a "suspiciously" fast practice time -- he had shortcut a remote section of track (1959).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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