Nick Fornoro Sr... Born ... Nick was the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) driving champion in 1950, and he was the first NASCAR Midget driving champion in 1953. After retiring, he went on to be one of the best starters (flaggers) ever, starting out here in the Northeast and eventually ending up as the flagger for two hundred consecutive Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Indy Car Series races, serving in that position from 1979 to 1992. In 1993 he was the honorary starter for the Indianapolis 500.
Tim Flock scored his first stock car win, at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA.
Alex Zanardi ... Born ... An Italian racing driver. He won two CART championship titles in North America during the late 1990s. He also had a less successful career as a Formula One driver. More recently, he has attracted widespread praise for his return to competition in the aftermath of a crash in 2001 that resulted in the amputation of his legs.
Sammy Swindell won the World of Outlaws Pacific Coast Open preliminary Sprint Car race race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena, CA. (Click here for the race report.)
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 500 over Ricky Rudd at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.