This Week in Racing History (December 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 23 Ferrari F93A unveiled to the public (1993). December 24 John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000). December 25 NHRA Pro Stock racer...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

December 23
Ferrari F93A unveiled to the public (1993).

December 24
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).

December 25
NHRA Pro Stock racer Rickie Smith born (1953).

December 26
Trevor Taylor, 1958 British F3 champion and 1960 & 1961 British FJr Champion (sharing 1960 title with Jim Clark), born in Gleadless, Yorkshire, U.K. (1936).

December 27
Future NASCAR great Junior Johnson is released from prison after serving 11 months of a 2 year sentence for making illegal whiskey. U.S. President Ronald Reagan will pardon him in the '80s (1957).

December 28
Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963).

December 29
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Clark , Junior Johnson , Rickie Smith , John Cooper