David Clark (racing driver)
August 31, 1978 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|V8 Supercar Development Series|
|Best finish||19th in 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series|
|Australian Formula Ford Championship
British Formula Three Championship
His main achievements came from his kart racing career as a 14-time State Karting Champion and four-time Australian Karting Champion. He was also ninth in the World Junior Karting Championship (1993) and twice contested the World Senior Karting Championship (1995, 1996).
Clark was involved in the fatal crash of V8 Supercar driver Mark Porter at Mount Panorama Circuit. In an effort to avoid the stalled Porter, he slid his car sideways whilst travelling at high speed. The front right hand side of his car hit the driver's side door of Porter's car, crushing the side of the car. The front right hand of Porter's car also hit the drivers door of Clark, critically injuring him. Marshals were quick to arrive at the scene where one, unable to open the driver's door on Porter's car, opened the rear door in an attempt to check his condition. Both drivers were unconscious at the time. The race was called to an immediate stop and all racing was suspended for two hours while police combed for clues as to what happened.
Porter died in late afternoon of Sunday 8 October 2006 as the feature race was concluding. Just two hours after the race, Porter's family issued a statement announcing his death.
|1996||Australian Formula Ford Championship||9th||Van Diemen RF95 Ford||Australian Motor Sport Academy|
|2001||Australian Formula Ford Championship||9th||Van Diemen RF01 Ford||Optima Sport|
|2002||British Formula Three Championship
|12th||Dallara F301 Spiess Opel||Team Park|
|2006||V8 Supercar Development Series||19th||Ford BA Falcon||Optima Sport|