This Week in Racing History (January 30-February 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 30 Racer and journalist Paul Frere born in Le Havre, France (1917). Januay 31 The Parisian newspaper "Le Matin" challenges men and machines to come forward and race from Peking to Paris -- a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 30
Racer and journalist Paul Frere born in Le Havre, France (1917).

Januay 31
The Parisian newspaper "Le Matin" challenges men and machines to come forward and race from Peking to Paris -- a distance of 16,000 KM (9936 miles). Twentyfive teams will respond (1907).

February 1
Guy Frequelin becomes competition chief of Citroen (1989).

February 2
Al Holbert, Derek Bell, and Al Unser Jr. drive a Lauwenbrau sponsored Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1986).

February 3
The eighth annual NASCAR International Safety and Performance Trials open at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1957).

February 4
Bruce Jacobi crashes during a qualifying attempt at Daytona. He will die from his injurues 13 days later (1987).

February 5
Frank Costin, automobile and aircraft designer and the "cos" in Marcos, dies of cancer at age 75 (1995).

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Series History
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Al Holbert , Derek Bell , Guy Frequelin , Paul Frere
Teams Citroën World Rally Team