This Week in Racing History (January 9-15)

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

January 9
NASCAR stock car driver Mark Martin born (1959).

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

January 11
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo drive a Matra 630/650 to victory in the 1000K sports car race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1970).

January 12
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a McLaren-Ford to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix on the Almirante Brown circuit in Buenos Aires (1975).

January 13
US Tobacco announces that Ron Capps will drive the Copenhagen Camaro funny car in NHRA events. Don Prudhomme will serve as team manager (1997).

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

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

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Series History
Drivers Ron Capps , Henri Pescarolo , Don Prudhomme , Emerson Fittipaldi , Rodger Ward , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mark Martin