This Week in Racing History (April 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 7 F1 great Jim Clark killed in crash during F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany (1968). April 8 Bob Morriss wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1979). April...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

April 7
F1 great Jim Clark killed in crash during F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany (1968).

April 8
Bob Morriss wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1979).

April 9
At the NHRA Texas Nationals, Eddie Hill becomes the first drag racer to record a sub-5 second pass. His Top Fueler runs the 1/4-mile in 4.990 seconds (1988).

April 10
Larry Dixon makes the first "4.4" pass in NHRA history when he runs the 1/4-mile in 4.486 seconds in a Top Fuel car at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).

April 11
The National Hot Rod Association holds its first sanctioned drag racing event, at Pomona, California, USA (1953).

April 12
Walter Hayes, the man responsible for Ford's assault on Le Mans, the Cosworth Ford DFV F1 engine, and the creation of Formula Ford, born in Harrow, England (1924).

April 13
Joe Amato, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Craig Breedlove, Nelson Piquet, and Ayrton Senna are inducted into the International Motorsport Hall of Fame (2000).

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Drivers Larry Dixon , Joe Amato , Mario Andretti , Jim Clark , Ayrton Senna , Nelson Piquet , A.J. Foyt