This Week in Racing History (April 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 4 Jim Rathman wins the USAC Championship and Formula Libre race on the Daytona Motor Speedway tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1959). April 5 Jim Richards, driving a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

April 4
Jim Rathman wins the USAC Championship and Formula Libre race on the Daytona Motor Speedway tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1959).

April 5
Jim Richards, driving a BMW M3, wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Lakeside, Queensland, Australia (1987).

April 6
Kurt Ahrens crashes a Porsche 917LH in wet conditions while testing at Volkswagen's high-speed test track in Wolfsburg, West Germany (1970).

April 7
Jochen Rindt, at the wheel of a Roy Winkelmann Racing Lotus 59, wins the F2 Willis Trophy final at Thruxton, England (1969).

April 8
Bob Burman and his riding mechanic are killed in wreck caused by a rear wheel collapse during Corona Road Races (1916).

April 9
Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala win the Jarama, Spain, 4-hour sports car race in a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995).

April 10
Rene Dreyfus drives a Delehaye to victory in the Grand Prix run in Pau, France (1938).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Richards , Ray Bellm , Jochen Rindt