This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

Mike Stucker, historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 15
Max Balchowsky, designer/builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).

A.J. Foyt
A.J. Foyt

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

January 16
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).

January 17
Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. First race of the 2.5-liter F1 formula. First win for a Maserati 250F (1954).

January 18
Manfred con Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934).

January 19
Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First F1 wins for Cooper, a mid-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).

January 20
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).

January 21
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Matador to victory in the NASCAR Winston Western 500 at Riverside, California. First NASCAR wins for AMC and Donohue (1973).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Stirling Moss , Freddie Spencer , A.J. Foyt , Mark Donohue
Tags donohue, fangio, foyt, moss, spencer, stucker