Dick Fraizer... Born ... AAA / USAC driver 1949 to 1956
Jochen Rindt... Born ... Rindt was a German-Austrian racing driver. He is the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix. Away from Formula One Rindt was highly successful in other single-seat formulae, as well as sports car racing. In 1965 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driving a Ferrari 250LM in partnership with American Masten Gregory.
Ted Horn won the AAA sprint car feature at the 1 mile oval in Trenton, New Jersey. He also set a 1-lap record of 40.36 seconds.
Geoffrey Bodine... Born ... The oldest of the three Bodine brothers (Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine) who are all NASCAR drivers.
Herb Thomas dived underneath his brother Donald with 34 laps to go and held on to win the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1 mile dirt Orange Speedway in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Donald was leading on lap 65 when he had to swerve around a flipping car. Running several lengths behind, Herb used the opportunity to grab the lead. The brothers Hudson Hornets ran nose to tail the remaining laps with Herb edging Donald by a car length.
Pat O'Connor won the 30 lap AAA Sprint Car race at the Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, KS .
Pat O'Connor won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, AL .
Junior Johnson, taking the lead when a blown tire sent Marvin Panch into the wall with 11 laps to go, won the NASCAR GN 'Gwyn Staley Memorial' on the .625 mile paved North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Johnson had led a total of 345 laps when he made an unscheduled stop for a tire change on lap 370. Panch then took a comfortable lead in the Wood Brothers Ford until a tire blew and he hit the wall on lap 389. Johnson moved his Ford back out front and led to the checkered, finishing 7 seconds ahead of Bobby Johns in a Holman-Moody Ford.
Jud Larson drove the A.J. Watson #2 Offy car to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature on the high banked 1/2 mile dirt Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
Bobby Isaac won the 100 mile NASCAR GN race on the 1/2 mile dirt Columbia Speedway in Columbia, South Carolina. It was Isaac's first win since February 1964. Isaac took the lead on lap 15 and led the rest of the way. Isaac's lead was so great that on lap 138, he ran out of gas and coasted to the pits without losing the lead. Charlie Glotzbach got around James Hylton late in the race to take 2nd as Dodges swept the top 4 spots. Richard Petty earned no points for his 5th place finish as he failed to submit written entries for the second straight race.
Sam Sessions wins the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen, OH.
Gary Ponzini wins the USAC Midget race at the Vallejo Speedway, Vallejo, CA
Gary Bettenhausen wins the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen, OH.