This Week in racing History (January 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 23 Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003). January 24 Bob Drake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" to victory in the sports car race at Palm Springs, California,...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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

January 24
Bob Drake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" to victory in the sports car race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1960).

January 25
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).

January 26
Paul Newman, actor, racer, and part owner of Newman-Haas Racing, is born (1924).

January 27
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974).

January 28
Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn when his Auto Union is knocked off course by crosswinds and crashes during a speed record attempt (1938).

January 29
FIA inspects 528th Porsche 911 Carrera RS and certifies them legal for Group 4 Touring class. But because of paperwork delays, the RSR racing versions will have to run as Prototypes at Daytona, one week later (1973).

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Drivers Paul Newman , Emerson Fittipaldi