This Week in Racing History (January 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 4 Otto Walker, riding a Harley-Davidson, wins the 100-mile motorcycle race at Ascot Park in Los Angeles, California, USA (1920). January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 4
Otto Walker, riding a Harley-Davidson, wins the 100-mile motorcycle race at Ascot Park in Los Angeles, California, USA (1920).

January 5
Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000).

January 6
Chris Amon wins the Pukekoke, New Zealand, Tasman Cup race (1968).

January 7
Honda announces it will build engines for use in CART and the Indianapolis 500 (1993).


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


January 9
NASCAR stockcar driver Mark Martin born (1959).


January 10
Ignazio Giunti dies two hours after crashing his Ferrari 312P into a Matra being pushed along the track by Jean-Pierre Beltoise during the Buenos Aires 1000 World Manufacturers Championship race in Argentina (1971).

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Drivers Chris Amon , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mark Martin