This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 15 Pat Sawyer wins the Ladies Race at Torrey Pines, California, USA, driving a Frazer-Nash Le Mans (1956). January 16 Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 15
Pat Sawyer wins the Ladies Race at Torrey Pines, California, USA, driving a Frazer-Nash Le Mans (1956).

January 16
Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires (1955).

January 17
The three hour sports car race at Daytona, Florida, USA, is won by Pedro Rodriguez at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

January 18
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stockcar race (1970).

January 19
CAMRA, the Canadian American Modified Racing Association, is formed in a meeting held in Spokane, Washington, USA. The association's goal is to standardize modified rules among the racing clubs in the Pacific Northwest. Bill Crow named CAMRA's first president (1963).

January 20
Alan Brown, British racer, team owner, and first man to race the Vanwall Special, dies from a heart attack (2004).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

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Drivers Juan Manuel Fangio , A.J. Foyt