This week in racing history (April 6-12)

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
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April 6
Drag racer Don "The Snake" Prudhomme born (1941).

Jim Clark tribute
Jim Clark tribute

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

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

April 8
Gilles Villeneuve wins the USGP West at Long Beach, California, USA, in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

April 9
Former president of the FIA, Jean-Marie Balestre, is born (1921).

April 10
The mid-engined Trimax 500cc F3 car makes its race debut during the Easter meeting at Goodwood, England (1950).

April 11
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).

April 12
Jo Siffert wins the sports car race at Thruxton, England, driving the David Piper owned Porsche 917K (1971).

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Series Vintage
Drivers David Piper , Jim Clark , Gilles Villeneuve
Article type Special feature
Tags don sesslar, gilles villeneuve, history, jim clark, jo siffert