This Week in Racing History (January 29-February 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker 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 ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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
The new Buick Motor Company of Flint, Michigan, USA, is incorporated (1904).

January 31
Sports car and F1 racer Jo Bonnier born in Stockholm, Sweden (1930).

February 1
Al Holbert, Chip Robinson, Derek Bell, and Al Unser Jr. drive the Lauwenbrau Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1987).

February 2
The first Cobra prototype arrives at Carroll Shelby's shop in Southern California (1962).

February 3
Art Christman makes the first sub-10 second (9.40) run on a 1/4-mile dragstrip (1953).

February 4
Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drive a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona, besting the 3-liter prototypes from Ferrari, Matra, and Mirage (1973).

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Series History
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Hurley Haywood , Al Holbert , Derek Bell , Chip Robinson , Peter Gregg