This Week in Racing History (February 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 1 Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman, drive a Porsche 935 K3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. First IMSA GTP race (1981). February 2 Cal Rice drives the Chrysler-powered Hot...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 1
Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman, drive a Porsche 935 K3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. First IMSA GTP race (1981).

February 2
Cal Rice drives the Chrysler-powered Hot Rod Magazine Special to new kilometer elapse time and speed World Records at March Air Force Base. His combined two-way ET was 18.1045 seconds with an average speed of 123.556 mph (1958).

February 3
Frank Jelinski, Henri Pescarolo, Hurley Haywood, Bob Wollek, and Louis Krages drive a Joest Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1991).

February 4
A.J. Foyt, Bob Wollek, Al Unser Sr. (all suffering from the flu) and Thierry Boutsen drive the Swap Shop Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1985).

February 5
Jurgen Lassig, Christophe Bouchut, Giovanni Livaggi, and Marco Werner drive a Porsche Spyder K8 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Third overall and first in GTS-1 is the Ford Mustang driven by Tommy Kendall, Michael Brockman, NASCAR star Mark Martin, and actor Paul Newman (1995).

February 6
Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, ages 12 and 15 respectively, take part in their first auto race (1955).

February 7
Rally driver Patrick Richard born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (1973).

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Series History
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , Bobby Rahal , Pedro Rodriguez , Al Unser Sr. , Hurley Haywood , Paul Newman , Thierry Boutsen , Marco Werner , Christophe Bouchut , Brian Redman , Michael Brockman , Bob Wollek , Bob Garretson , Jürgen Lassig , Patrick Richard , Frank Jelinski , A.J. Foyt , Mark Martin , Tommy Kendall