This Week in Racing History (January 2-8)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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

January 3
Dave MacDonald wins the USRRC race at Augusta, Georgia, driving a King Cobra (1964).

January 4
Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup race at Levin, New Zealand (1970).

January 5
Sports car racer David Donohue, son of Mark Donohue, born (1967).

January 6
Indy car racer Dick Rathman born (1926).

January 7
Reigning F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell drives on an American oval for the first time when he practices at Phoenix, Arizona, in a Newman-Haas Lola-Ford (1993).

January 8
Bill Lipkey organizes USAC's first auto race, after USAC took over race sanctioning from AAA, when he presents a Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA (1956).

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Drivers Nigel Mansell , David Donohue , Mark Donohue