This Week in Racing History (January 25-31)

This Week in Racing History 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...

This Week in Racing History

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 - George Follmer, 1972 Can-Am champion, born (1934).

January 28 - Jean-Pierre Wimille dies at a race in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1949).

January 30 - Rudolf Caracciola, Grand Prix star between the wars, born (1901).

January 31 - March 701, March's first F1 car, unveiled (1970).

- The Ferrari 512S makes its race debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Mario Andretti, Arturo Mezario, and Jackie Ickx drive one to a third place finish (1970).

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

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Drivers George Follmer , Mario Andretti