This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

People in this week in racing history include: Ed "The Ace" McCulluch, Jim Hall, Max Papis, Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, Jim Pace, Rob Morgan, Charles Morgan, Malcolm Campbell, and John Nielson.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 2
Drag racer Ed "The Ace" McCulluch born (1942).

#19 R & S Cars Riley & Scott Mk III: Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharp, Jim Pace
#19 R & S Cars Riley & Scott Mk III: Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharp, Jim Pace

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

February 3
Jim Hall wins the first United States Road Racing Championship race, at Daytona, Florida, USA, driving a Cooper Monaco (1963).

February 4
Despite a late race bonzai run by Ferrari 333SP driver Max Papis, the Oldsmobile R&S MkIII of Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, and Jim Pace wins the 24 Hours of Daytona. Oldsmobile also takes first in the GTS-1 class with Rob and Charles Morgan's Aurora finishing seventh overall (1996).

February 5
Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a World Land Speed record of 256.086 MPH (1931).

February 6
The BMW M1C, built for IMSA GTP competition, rolls out of the March factory (1981).

February 7
Sportscar racer John Nielson born (1956).

February 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by the FIA (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Scott Sharp , Max Papis , Wayne Taylor , Rob Morgan , Charles Morgan , Jim Pace
Article type Special feature
Tags charles morgan, ed mcculluch, history, jim hall, jim pace, john nielson, malcolm campbell, max papis, rob morgan, scott sharpe, wayne taylor