This Week in Racing history (January 31-February 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 31 Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1971). February 1 Guy Frequelin becomes competition chief of Citroen...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

January 31
Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1971).

February 1
Guy Frequelin becomes competition chief of Citroen (1989).

February 2
Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons drive a Lola T70 MkIIIB to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1969).

February 3
Paul Goldsmith drives Smokey Yunick's Pontiac to victory in the last stock car race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1958).

February 4
Porsche 907s sweep the top three finishing positions in the 24 Hours of Daytona with the Elford/Neerspatch/Siffert/Stommelen/Herrmann car winning (1968).

February 5
Rally driver Marcus Gronholm born in Espoo, Finland (1968).

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

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Series Vintage
Drivers Pedro Rodriguez , Marcus Gronholm , Guy Frequelin , Jackie Oliver , Mark Donohue
Teams Citroën World Rally Team