This Week in Racing History (January 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 9 Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000K endurance race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972). January 10 1959 and 1962 Indy 500 champion Roger Ward born...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 9
Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000K 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
Matra unveils their 3-liter V-12 F1 engine (1968).

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

January 13
The Winston-Western 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race begins. The race will end six days later after being delayed by rain on lap 26 (1980).

January 14
Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 71 (2001).

January 15
Max Balchowsky, designer and builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).

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Series History
Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi , Ronnie Peterson , Tim Schenken