This week in racing history (January 5-11)

People in this week in racing history include: David Donohue, Pat Flaherty, Reg Parnell, Louis Stanley, Ronnie Peterson,Tim Schenken, Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal and Bobby Allison.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 5
Sports car racer David Donohue, the son of Mark Donohue, born (1967).

Bobby Rahal
Bobby Rahal

Photo by: Chris Owens

January 6
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty born (1926).

January 7
Privateer F1 team owner Reg Parnell dies of natural causes (1964).

January 8
Former BRM team principal Louis Stanley dies at age 92 (2002).

January 9
Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000K World Championship for Makes endurance race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972).

January 10
Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal, Indy 500 champion, race team owner, and one-time head of the Jaguar F1 team, born in Medina, Ohio, USA (1953).

January 11
The Winston-Western 500 at Riverside, California, USA, is won by Bobby Allison driving a Harry Ranier Chevrolet. It is the last NASCAR Winston Cup race for the 115 inch wheelbase "big" cars. All future racers would use a 110 inch wheelbase (1981).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Bobby Rahal , David Donohue , Pat Flaherty , Bobby Allison , Ronnie Peterson , Tim Schenken , Mark Donohue
Article type Special feature
Tags allison, donohue, flaherty, history, parnell, peterson, rahal, schenken, stanley