This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

People in this week in racing history include:

McLaren Cosworth M23: Emerson Fittipaldi
McLaren Cosworth M23: Emerson Fittipaldi

Photo by: Dave Dyer

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

January 6
Indy car racer Dick Rathman born (1926).

January 7
Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967).

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
NASCAR stock car racer Harry Gant is born (1940).

January 11
Racer, team owner, constructor, and automotive consultant Carroll Shelby is born in Leesburg, Texas, USA (1923).

January 12
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Ford-powered McLaren M23 to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix on the Almirante Brown circuit in Buenos Aires (1975).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi , Jack Brabham , Ronnie Peterson , Harry Gant , Tim Schenken
Article type Special feature
Tags brm, carroll shelby, dick rathman, fittipaldi, harry gant, jack brabham, nascar, ronnie peterson, stanley, stucker, tim schenken