This Week in Racing History (January 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 8 Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim Clark puts his John Player Gold Leaf Lotus 49 on pole for the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 8
Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim Clark puts his John Player Gold Leaf Lotus 49 on pole for the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1968).

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 Roger Ward born in Beloit, Kansas, USA (1921).

January 11
Dan Gurney and Frank Arciero drive a Lotus 19B to victory in the Daytona Continental 3 Hour race in Daytona, Florida, USA (1962).

January 12
Peter Gethin wins the F5000 race at Pukekohe, New Zealand, in a Chevron B24 (1974).

January 13
Mauro Forghieri, head of the Ferrari racing department in the 1960s, born in Modena, Italy (1935).

January 14
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1999).

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Jim Clark , Ronnie Peterson , Tim Schenken , Peter Gethin