This Week in Racing History (April 7-13)


People in this week in racing history include: Bobby Unser, Dennis Firestone, Jim Hall, Jim Adam, Bob Tullius, George Follmer, Jurgen Neuhaus, Jo Siffert and Brian Redman.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 7
Bobby Unser drives an Eagle-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1974).

April 8
Dennis Firestone wins the Formula Super Vee race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas, USA, driving a March 79V (1979).

Jaguar XJR-5
Jaguar XJR-5

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

April 9
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the sports car race at Hondo, Texas, USA (1961).

April 10
Jim Adam and Bob Tullius drive a Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 to its maiden victory victory in the IMSA GTP race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1983).

April 11
George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the USRRC race in Pensacola, Florida, USA (1965).

April 12
Jurgen Neuhaus, at the wheel of a Porsche 917 Spyder, wins the ADAC 300KM-Rennen on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1971).

April 13
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908/2 to victory in the BOAC 1000 sports car race at Brand Hatch, England (1969).

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Series Vintage
Drivers George Follmer , Bobby Unser , Brian Redman , Bob Tullius , Bob Heath
Article type Special feature
Tags adam, firestone, follmer, hall, history, neuhaus, redman, siffert, tullius, unser