People in this week in racing history include: Jim Clark, Gilles Villeneuve, Jean-Marie Balestre,Don Sesslar, and Jo Siffert
This Week in Racing History
Drag racer Don "The Snake" Prudhomme born (1941).
Jim Clark dies in accident during an F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany (1968).
Gilles Villeneuve wins the USGP West at Long Beach, California, USA, in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).
Former president of the FIA, Jean-Marie Balestre, is born (1921).
The mid-engined Trimax 500cc F3 car makes its race debut during the Easter meeting at Goodwood, England (1950).
Don Sesslar, driving the Sports Car Forum Sunbeam Tiger, wins the SCCA B-Production National Cup race at Virginia International Raceway, near Danville, Virginia, USA (1965).
Jo Siffert wins the sports car race at Thruxton, England, driving the David Piper owned Porsche 917K (1971).