This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 6 Chris Amon wins the Pukekoke, New Zealand, Tasman Cup race (1968). January 7 Gioachini Columbo joins Alfa Romeo. He will later design the Alfetta 158 (1924). January 8 The Lola T450...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

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

January 7
Gioachini Columbo joins Alfa Romeo. He will later design the Alfetta 158 (1924).

January 8
The Lola T450 Formula 2 and T460 Formula Atlantic race cars are unveiled (1976).

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

January 10
Jo Siffert and Derek Bell lead a Porsche 1-2 in the Buenos Aires 1000 KM race for the Championship of Makes. Ferrari 312P makes race debut. Ignazio Giunti is killed when his Ferrari hits a Matra being pushed across the track by Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1971).

January 11
Sportscar racer Louis Krages, AKA "John Winter", winner of the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound (2001).

January 12
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1975).

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Series History
Drivers Chris Amon , Derek Bell , Emerson Fittipaldi , John Winter , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mark Martin