This Week in Racing History (April 2-8)

This Week in Racing History April 2 Motorcycle and F1 racer Mike "The Bike" Hailwood born (1940). April 3 Howden Ganley wins both heats of the opening round of the Interseries, held on the Nurburgring in Germany, driving a Chevrolet powered ...

This Week in Racing History

April 2
Motorcycle and F1 racer Mike "The Bike" Hailwood born (1940).

April 3
Howden Ganley wins both heats of the opening round of the Interseries, held on the Nurburgring in Germany, driving a Chevrolet powered BRM (1972).

April 4
Tommy Milton sets a International Class D speed record by driving a Miller 183 to a speed of 151.26 mph on the Muroc Dry Lake (1924).


F1 and CART driver Shinji Nakano born (1971).


Porsche 936 debuts at Nurburgring in Germany (1976).

April 5
NASCAR racer Mike Bliss born (1965).

April 6
Alan Mertens born (1950).

April 7
Jim Clark dies in crash during F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany (1968).

April 8
Wood Brothers team manager Eddie Wood born (1952).


A.J. Foyt wins the USAC Champ Car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1962).

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Drivers Shinji Nakano , Jim Clark , Mike Bliss , Howden Ganley , A.J. Foyt