This Week in Racing History (January 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 3 Sprint car builder and Indy 500 crew chief Wally Meskowski dies at the age of 64 (1980). January 4 Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup ...

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

January 3
Sprint car builder and Indy 500 crew chief Wally Meskowski dies at the age of 64 (1980).

January 4
Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup race at Levin, New Zealand (1970).

January 5
Billy Wade is killed when his Bud Moore Mercury Marauder crashes during a tire test at Daytona, Florida, USA (1965).

January 6
Vincenzo Florio, founder of the Targa Florio road race, dies in Epernay, France (1959).

January 7
Honda announces that, starting in 1994, they will become an engine supplier in the CART PPG World Series (1993).

January 8
Former BRM team principal Louis Stanley dies at age 92 (2002).

January 9
NASCAR stockcar driver Mark Martin born (1959).

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