This Week in Racing History (January 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 17 Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. First race of the 2.5-liter F1 formula. First win for a Maserati 250F (1954). January 18 A.J. Foyt drives a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

January 17
Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. First race of the 2.5-liter F1 formula. First win for a Maserati 250F (1954).

January 18
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stockcar race (1970).

January 19
Ray Harroun, the winner of the first Indianapolis 500, dies in Anderson, Indiana, USA (1968).

January 20
Dennise McCluggage, racer and journalist, born in El Dorado, California, USA (1927).

January 21
Emil Jellinek, who's daughter was the "Mercedes" in Mercedes-Benz, dies in Geneva, Switzerland (1918).

January 22
Porsche 959s finish first (Metge/Lemoyne), second (Ickx/Brasseur), and sixth (Kussmaul/Unger) in the Paris-Dakar Rally (1986).

January 23
Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003).

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