This Week in Racing History (April 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 4 John Paul Jr. wins the IMSA GTP race at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Lola T600 (1982). April 5 Lee Petty, NASCAR great and father of "King" Richard Petty, dies at age 86 (2000). April...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 4
John Paul Jr. wins the IMSA GTP race at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Lola T600 (1982).

April 5
Lee Petty, NASCAR great and father of "King" Richard Petty, dies at age 86 (2000).

April 6
Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet win the Dakar 6 Hours race driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

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

April 8
Peter Gregg drives a Porsche to victory in the IMSA sportscar race at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1979).

April 9
Eddie Hill sets an NHRA elapse-time record of 4.99 seconds, the first sub-5 second 1/4-mile pass, at Dallas, Texas, USA (1988).

April 10
John Pratt drives a Lola T642 to victory in the FF1600 race at Brands Hatch, England (1983).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Clark , Richard Petty , John Paul , Peter Gregg , Lee Petty