This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

People in this week in racing history include: Jo Siffert, Vick Elford, Rolf Stommelen, Connine Kalitta, Malcolm Campbell,Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, Bruce McLaren, Ferrari, Jimmy Bryan

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 3
The Porsche 917LH of Jo Siffert, Vic Elford, and Rolf Stommelen wins the 24 Hours of Daytona (1968).

Pedro Rodri­guez (#18) in front of  Vic Elford(#21)
Pedro Rodri­guez (#18) in front of Vic Elford(#21)

Photo by: Scuderia Hermanos Rodríguez

February 4
Connie Kalitta becomes the first man in NHRA history to record a speed greater than 290 mph in the quarter mile when he runs 291.54 mph at Pomona, California, USA (1989).

February 5
Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a World Land Speed record of 256.086 MPH (1931).

February 6
Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, ages 12 and 15 respectively, take part in their first auto race (1955).

February 7
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).

February 8
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).

February 9
Jimmy Bryan, driving a Mercury, wins the USAC stock car race on the dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1958).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Vic Elford , Pedro Rodriguez , Bruce McLaren , Rolf Stommelen , Connie Kalitta
Article type Special feature
Tags bryan, campbell, elford, ferrari, history, kalitta, mclaren, rodriguez, siffert, stommelen, stucker