This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

February 5
Manfred von Brauchtisch, 1930s racing great, dies at his home in Grafenwarth, Germany (2003).

#1 1973 LOTUS-COSWORTH 72E, CLASS 10: EMERSON FITTIPALDI
#1 1973 LOTUS-COSWORTH 72E, CLASS 10: EMERSON FITTIPALDI

Photo by: Dave Dyer

February 6
Trans-Am champion Paul Gentilozzi born (1950).

February 7
NHRA Top Fuel dragracer Bob Vandergriff Jr. born (1965).

February 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by the FIA (1964).

February 9
American motorcycle road racer Jason DiSalvo born (1984).

February 10
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).

February 11
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1973).

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