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John Townend

Complete name: John B. Townend
Birth date: [1929]
Birth place: unknown, unknown
Death date: 26.Sep.1959
Death place: Goodwood, Sussex, United Kingdom
Nationality: [British]
Gender: male
Age at death: [30]
Accident date: 26.Sep.1959
Category: sportscar – non-championship
Race: BARC Members Meeting
Event: practice
Circuit: Goodwood
Circuit variant: 1952–1966, 1998–today
Country: United Kingdom
Role: driver
Vehicle type: car
Vehicle sub-type: sportscar
Vehicle brand/model: Lotus 7 – Climax
Vehicle number: 20
Note: Townend was killed in a practice crash at Lavant Corner. His Lotus 7 was entered for two races in that meeting: Race 1, for non-supercharged sportscars up to 1100 cm3, and Race 5, for non-supercharged sportscars up to 1500 cm3.