HISTORY: This Week in Racing History (January 8-14)

Michael Stucker, historian

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).

1968 Lotus-Cosworth 49B
1968 Lotus-Cosworth 49B

Photo by: Dave Dyer

January 9
Roberto Moreno, driving a Ford-powered Ralt RT4, wins the Formula Pacific New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe (1982).

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

January 11
The 1000 kilometer endurance race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is won by Jean- Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo in a Matra MS630/650 (1970).

January 12
Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500, born in Spartanburg, Pennsylvania, USA (1879).

January 13
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving a Maserati 250F, wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Bueno Aires (1957).

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

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Series History
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , Roberto Moreno , Jim Clark , Juan Manuel Fangio , Rodger Ward
Tags clark, fangio, ford, harroun, lotus, moreno