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

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 26 Roscoe Sarles drives a Miller-powered Roamer to victory at Ascot in Los Angelos, California, USA (1919). January 27 Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn when ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

January 26
Roscoe Sarles drives a Miller-powered Roamer to victory at Ascot in Los Angelos, California, USA (1919).

January 27
Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn when his Auto Union is knocked off course by crosswinds and crashes during a speed record attempt (1938).

January 28
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires driving a John Player Lotus 72-Cosworth (1973).

January 29
FIA inspects 528th Porsche 911 Carrera RS and certifies them legal for Group 4 Touring class. But because of paperwork delays, the RSR racing versions will have to run as Prototypes at Daytona, one week later (1973).

January 30
Billy Foster is killed in a crash during practice for the NASCAR race at Riverside, California, USA (1967).

January 31
F1 & sportscar racer Mauro Baldi born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (1954).

February 1
Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons drive their Penske prepared Lola T70 coupe to victory in the 24-Hours of Daytona (1969).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Mauro Baldi , Emerson Fittipaldi , Mark Donohue