This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 6 USAC racer Jim Hurtubise dies of a heart attack (1989). January 7 Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967). January 8 Ottorino "Toni"...

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

January 6
USAC racer Jim Hurtubise dies of a heart attack (1989).

January 7
Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967).

January 8
Ottorino "Toni" Bianco, designer of the Bazilian Furia sparts racers, born in Concordia Sagittari, Italy (1931).

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

January 10
1959 and 1962 Indy 500 champion Rodger Ward born in Beloit, Kansas, USA (1921).

January 11
Two-time Dakar Rally motorcycle champion Fabrizio Meoni is killed in a crash during the event (2005).

January 12
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1975).

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Series History
Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi , Fabrizio Meoni , Jack Brabham , Rodger Ward , Ronnie Peterson , Tim Schenken