This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History April 6 - Drag racer Don "The Snake" Prudhomme born (1941). - A.J. Foyt, driving a Coyote/Foyt, wins the USAC Indycar race at Trenton, New Jersey, at an avaerage speed of 154.625 mph ...

This Week in Racing History

April 6 - Drag racer Don "The Snake" Prudhomme born (1941).

- A.J. Foyt, driving a Coyote/Foyt, wins the USAC Indycar race at Trenton, New Jersey, at an avaerage speed of 154.625 mph (1975).

April 7 - World of Outlaws racer Jac "Wild Child" Haudenschild born (1958).

F1 champion Jim Clark killed during an F2 race at Hochenheim, Germany (1968).

April 8 - CART team owner Derrick Walker born (1945).

NASCAR Winston Cup driver Robert Pressley born (1959).

April 9 - Former president of the FIA, Jean-Marie Balestre born (1921).

1995 CART champion and F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve born (1971).

April 10 - F1 racer Mike Hawthorn born (1929).

- Roger Ward wins the USAC Champ Car race at Trenton, New Jersey, in a Watson/Offey at a speed of 95.486 mph (1960).

April 11 - Pete Lovely born (1926).

April 12 - F1 driver Carlo Reutemann born (1942).

- Rally driver Carlos Sainz born (1964).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

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Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Robert Pressley , Jim Clark , Carlos Sainz , Stéphane Ratel , Pete Lovely , A.J. Foyt