This Week in Racing History (December 28 - January 3)

This Week in Racing History December 28 - David Empringham born (1964). December 29 - Allan McNish born (1969). December 30 - Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway born (1959). December 31 - Speed record...

This Week in Racing History

December 28 - David Empringham born (1964).

December 29 - Allan McNish born (1969).

December 30 - Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway born (1959).

December 31 - Speed record holder Malcolm Campbell dies of natural causes (1948).

- Ralph Deshon and Fred Koster drive a Crosley Hotshot to victory in the 6-hour Sam Collier Memorial Grand Prix of Endurance, the first autorace held at Sebring, Florida. It is also the first sportscar endurance race held in the United States. The little Crosley was able to defeat faster Ferraris, Jaguars, and others because the race was run under an Index of Performance handicapping system (1950).

- Tony Kanaan born (1974).

January 2 - Walter Sobraske, machinist for Miller, Schofield, Offenhauser, and Meyer & Drake (later shop forman), born in West Virgiania (1901).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

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Drivers Allan McNish , Tony Kanaan , David Empringham , Tony George , Ralph Deshon