This Week in Racing History (January 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 25 The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974). January 26 Fred Marriott sets a Land Speed Record of 127.659 mph on Ormand Beach in Florida. The car was powered by...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 25
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).

January 26
Fred Marriott sets a Land Speed Record of 127.659 mph on Ormand Beach in Florida. The car was powered by a Stanley steam engine and used an upside down Robertson canoe for the body (1906).

January 27
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974).

January 28
Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn when his Auto Union is knocked off course by crosswinds and crashes during a speed record attempt (1938).

January 29
FIA inspects 528th Porsche 911 Carrera RS and certifies them legal for Group 4 Touring class. But because of paperwork delays, the RSR racing versions will have to run as Prototypes at Daytona, one week later (1973).

January 30
Three-time European Driving Champion Wilhelm Rudolph Caracciola born in Remagen-am-Rhein, Germany (1901).

January 31
Ray Creviston rides an Indian motorcycle to victory in the 100-mile event on the 1-mile Ascot dirt track in Los Angeles, California, USA (1915).

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Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi