This Week in Racing History (January 27-ebruary 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 27 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (1974). January 28 Bernd Rosemeyer dies while attempting world class...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

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

January 28
Bernd Rosemeyer dies while attempting world class record on Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn (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).

January 30
Herr Professor Doktor Ingenieur Ferdinand Porsche dies (1951).

January 31
Ralliest and Australian Touring Car racer George Fury born in Hungary (1945).

February 1
Michael Lawrence buys his first copy of Motorsport magazine. Twentyseven years later, he will become its editor (1957).

February 2
Bob Glidden is the first NHRA Pro Stock driver to run the 1/4-mile in under 7.6 seconds (7.557), at Pomona, California, USA (1985).

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Series History
Drivers Bob Glidden , Emerson Fittipaldi