Duke Dinsmore... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from 1946 to 1960
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 .
Jerry Hoyt won the 30 lap AAA Midwest Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the State Fair Speedway,Oklahoma City, OK.
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.
Mike McGreevy won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Saugus Speedway (Bonelli Stadium), Saugus, CA.
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.