This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

January 5
Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000).

January 6
The F1CA, soon to be rename FOCA, names Bernie Eccelstone the President of Administration and Chief Executive, Enzo Ferrari the President of Sport, and Max Mosley the Legal Advisor (1978).

January 7
Reigning F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell drives on an American oval for the first time when he practices at Phoenix, Arizona, in a Newhan-Haas Lola-Ford (1993).

January 8
Drag racing's Dick LaHaie born (1942).

January 9
Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000K enduance race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972).

January 10
Robert Woodward Rahal, CART and Indy 500 champion, born (1953).

January 11
Famed Indianapolis roadster builder Quinn Epperly dies at the age of 87 (2001).