This Week in Racing History (January 27-February 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com 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 ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

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
Jerry Unser wins the NASCAR Sportsman Division feature stockcar race at Honolulu Stadium. This is Jerry's first feature win in Hawaii, where he is stationed while in the Navy (1952).

January 31
Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 24 Hous of Daytona (1971).

February 1
Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman, drive a Porsche 935 K3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. First IMSA GTP race (1981).

February 2
Cal Rice drives the Chrysler-powered Hot Rod Magazine Special to new kilometer elapse time and speed World Records at March Air Force Base. His combined two-way ET was 18.1045 seconds with an average speed of 123.556 mph (1958).

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