This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 10 Louise Piech, sister of Ferry Porsche and co-founder of Porsche automobile company, dies at age 94 (1999). February 11 Six-time NHRA Pro Stock Bike champion Dave Schultz dies of colon...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 10
Louise Piech, sister of Ferry Porsche and co-founder of Porsche automobile company, dies at age 94 (1999).

February 11
Six-time NHRA Pro Stock Bike champion Dave Schultz dies of colon cancer at age 52 (2001).

February 12
Louis Klemantaski, famed racing photographer, born in Manchuria (1912).

February 13
Nino Farina drives a Ferrari 125 to victory in the Temporada race in Rosario, Argentina (1949).

February 14
F1 and sportscar racer Ronnie Peterson born in Orebro, Sweden (1944).

February 15
First NASCAR race ever is held on the sand of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Race is won by Robert "Red" Byron driving a '39 Ford (1948).

February 16
Sportscar racer Jamie Davies born (1974).

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Drivers Jamie Davies , Ronnie Peterson