This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

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This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 26
Engineer and designer Adrian Newey born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (1958).

December 27
John Love and Bill Gunstan drive a Lola T212 to victory in the Springbok race at Pietmaritzburg, South Africa (1971).

December 28
David Hobbs, driving a Chevrolet-powered Surtees TS5, wins both heats of the SCCA Formula A Race at Sebring, Florida, USA. Tony Adamowicz wins the season championship (1969).

December 29
Graham Hill wins his first Grand Prix driving title when he drives his BRM to victory in the South African GP at East London. BRM also clinches the manufacturer's title (1962).

December 30
NASCAR racer Fred Lorenzen born (1934).

December 31
CART Champ Car and IRL Indy car racer Tony Kanaan born (1974).

January 1
Peter Schutz becomes the CEO of Porsche (1981).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Tony Kanaan , David Hobbs , Graham Hill , Adrian Newey , Tony Adamowicz , Fred Lorenzen