This Week in Racing History (April 8-14)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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

Tom Kristensen
Tom Kristensen

Photo by: Richard Sloop

April 9
Eddie Sachs wins USAC race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He gains the nickname "Motor Mouth" after a longwinded victory circle speech (1961).

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

April 11
James Hunt wins the non-points F1 International Trophy at Silverstone, England, in a McLaren M23 (1976).

April 12
NASCAR stockcar racing great Curtis Turner born (1924).

April 13
Dan Gurney, multi-discipline racer and team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York, USA (1931).

April 14
Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen drive an Audi R8 to victory in the sports car race at Donnington Park in England (2001).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Tom Kristensen , Dan Gurney , James Hunt
Tags audi, capello, delehaye, dreyfus, gurney, hunt, kristensen, mclaren, morriss, sachs, silverstone, turner, usac