Paul Russo... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from 1934 to 1965. He started racing midget cars in 1934. He went with a contigent of midget car drivers to Hawaii in the winter of 1934-35. He was the 1938 AAA Eastern Midget Champion. Russo won the first race held at the Nutley Velodrome in New Jersey in 1938. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1940-1941, 1946-1954, 1956-1959 and 1962 seasons with 85 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each year but 1951 and 1952. He finished in the top ten 49 times, with 3 victories, at Springfield (1950), Detroit (1951), and Williams Grove (1952). His best finish at Indy was fourth in 1957, although he co-drove with Tony Bettenhausen to a second place finish in 1955. His brother Joe and nephew Eddie have also raced at the Indianapolis 500. Russo was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1992.
Jimmy Murphy, Tommy Milton and Art Klein won 50 mile AAA Championship races on the 1.25 mile high banked board Los Angeles Motor Speedway. Murphy and Milton were in Duesenbergs while Klein drove a Peugeot.
Jimmy Murphy drove his Duesenberg to victory in a 50 mile AAA Championship race at Los Angeles Motor Speedway. Duesenberg drivers Murphy, Joe Thomas and Eddie Pullen won earlier 25 milers as did Ralph DePalma in a Ballot. It was the last AAA wins for both Pullen & DePalma. DePalma's 24th AAA win set a mark for career Indy Car wins not surpassed until 1963 .
Roger Ward won the USAC Champ Car race at Trenton, New Jersey, in a Watson/Offy at a speed of 95.486 mph.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' on the 1/2 mile paved Martinsville Speedway. Petty's Plymouth crossed the line 1/4 lap ahead of Jimmy Massey and Glen Wood, both in Wood Brothers Fords. Pole winner Wood led the first 152 laps before pitting. Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Massey, Bobby Johns and Petty exchanged the lead 8 times before Petty took the lead for good.
Dale Swaim won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Meyer Speedway , Houston, TX.
Bobby Isaac drove the K&K Dodge to victory in the NASCAR GN 'Greenville 200' on the 1/2 mile paved Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina. David Pearson finished 2 laps back in second. 47 cars attempted to qualify for 26 spots in the race televised live by ABC.
Anthony Macri won the 25-lap 410 Sprint Car feature at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. Logan Wagner was second followed by Gerard McIntyre, Danny Dietrich and Jeff Halligan. In the USAC East Coast 360's feature it was Alex Bright over Steven Drevicki, Briggs Danner, Joey Biasi and Chris Allen Jr.
Lee Nardelli won the 20-lap Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. Brian Spencer was second followed by Mick D'Agostino, Rich Mellor, Shea Wills, Larry Drake, Heidi Hedin, Stan Ploski, Ken Nealis and Gary Huston. In the Modified feature it was Billy Pauch Jr. over Rick Laubach, Davey Sammons, Mike Butler and Jimmy Blewett.
Brett Kressley won the 30-lap Modified Stock Car feature at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA. Craig Von Dohren was second followed by Ryan Grim, Duane Howard and Kevin Hirthler. Also Brian Hirthler won the 25-lap Sportsman feature over Brandon Edgar, Kenny Gilmore, Ryan Beltz and Kyle Lilick.
Carson Macedo won the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. James McFadden was second followed by Tyler Courtney, Hunter Schuerenberg and Aaron Reutzel. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Tim Shaffer won the 410 Sprint Car Feature at the Lincoln Speedway , Abbottstown, PA, Tim Glatfelter was second followed by Dylan Norris, Freddie Rahmer and Tyler Ross. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Justin Mills won the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car Feature at the Selinsgrove Speedway , Selinsgrove PA, Christian Rumsey was second followed by Doug Dodson, Ken Duke, Nick Sweigart, Derek Hauck, Devin Adams, Dave Grube, Austin Graby, Drew Young, Kristina Pratt and Larry McVay.
Ryan Krachun won the Foley CAT Modified feature at the Bridgeport Speedway, Swedesboro, NJ. Dominick Buffalino was second followed by Ryan Godown, Sammy Martz, Frank Cozze, Ryan Watt, Billy Osmun III, Tim Buckwalter, Billy Pauch and Jim Gallagher Jr. Also Ryan Godown Jr won the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman feature over Anthony Tramontana, Sammy Martz Jr, Howie Finch and Wayne Weaver.
Buddy Kofoid won the 50-lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Feature at the Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Ok. Brian Carber was second followed by Thomas Meseraull, Jason McDougal and Justin Grant. Click to watch the feature highlights video.