This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 3 Rick Johnson makes the first 5.5 second 1/4-mile pass in a Funny Car at an NHRA event when he runs 5.588 at Pomona, California, USA (1985). February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

February 3
Rick Johnson makes the first 5.5 second 1/4-mile pass in a Funny Car at an NHRA event when he runs 5.588 at Pomona, California, USA (1985).

February 4
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Penpine (1927).

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

February 6
Race engineer and team manager Will Moody born (1950).

February 7
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).

February 9
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (1909).

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Series History
Drivers Bruce McLaren , Paul Newman , Marco Werner , Christophe Bouchut , Michael Brockman , Giovanni Lavaggi , Jürgen Lassig , Mark Martin , Tommy Kendall