Frankie Schneider ... Born ... Schneider was a stock car, modified, midget, and sprint car racer. He had one NASCAR Grand National victory at Old Dominion Speedway in 1958. He also won the 1952 NASCAR modified title, where he may have scored at least 100 wins.
Schneider began his career in 1947 by winning $70 for driving his street car to a seventh place at Flemington Speedway. Schneider is believed to have won at least 750 races in the next thirty years. He routinely raced eight races per week (in several classes). He reportedly scored at least 100 wins in 1958. Schneider won the Langhorne National Open, the country's most noted event for Sportsman and Modified racers, in 1954 and again in 1962. He scored his last feature win in 1977 at the 1/2-mile dirt track Nazareth Speedway.
Ted Horn won the AAA sanctioned Bedford Race on the .5 Mile Dirt Oval Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Bill Holland finished second followed by Tommy Hinnershitz, Earl Johns and Red Byron.
Tony Bettenhausen won the 25 lap Chicago Auto Racing Association Midget race over Ray Richards and Ted Duncan at the Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
Elbert Booker won the AAA Midwest Sprint Car race over Duke Dinsmore and Charlie Van Acker at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN.
Tommy Mattson won the AAA Sprint Car race on the Milwaukee Mile,West Allis, WI.
Bill Schindler won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford, PA.
Tony Bettenhausen won the100 lap AAA Midget race at the Hales Corners Speedway (1/4d) , Milwaukee, WI.
Chet Mortenson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, WI.
Bill Homeier won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Thunder Bay Expo Grounds,Thunder Bay, ON.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Fond du Lac Fairgrounds,Fond du Lac, WI.
Jack Jordan won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa,IA.
Bert Brooks won the URC Sprint Car race over Chuck Arnold, Hal Rettberg, Blackie Reider and Ed Brown at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY.
Roger McCluskey won the Sprint Car race over Art Bisch, Jim Hurtubise, Wayne Weiler and Bill Leach at the Alviso Speedway, San Jose,CA.
George Landry won the ARDC Midget race at the West Haven Motordrome, West Haven,CT.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD.
Pat OConnor won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN.
Buzz Barton won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids,IA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids,IA.
Russ Klar won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Gordon Johncock won the Supermodified race at the Grand Rapids Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids, MI.
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City,KS.
Moe Harden won the Super Modified race over Bobby Hersh, Johnny Dubendorf, Kemp Beaumont and Dick Tobias at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield, PA.
Ronnie Duman won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
Chuck Yost won the URC Sprint Car race over Bobby Courtwright, Cookie Osterhout, Jim Maguire and Tom Price at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Bobby Marshman won the USAC Sprint Car race over Roger McCluskey, Don Branson, Bobby Grim and Bob Wente at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN
Larry Cannon won the Sprint Car race at the Danville Speedbowl, Danville,IL.
Red Riegel won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown,PA. Greg Weld was second followed by Johnny Rutherford, Ronnie Duman and Scratch Daniels. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny Grum won the 50-lap Keystone Championship Super Sprint Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA. Billy Cassella finished second followed by Gene Kohr, Rick Schmeyium and Kenny Weld.
Gordon Johncock won the USAC sanctioned Tony Bettenhausen 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. A.J. Foyt finished second followed by Wally Dallenbach, Bobby Unser and Johnny Rutherford.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Darrell Waltrip at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
Ernie Irvan won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud at the Glen over Ricky Rudd at the Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY.
J. D. (John Delphus) McDuffie ... Died ... A NASCAR Series driver. He made his debut in 1963 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, finishing 12th out of 18 drivers. He went on to finish in the top ten in points twice in his career and won the pole position for the 1978 Delaware 500. He fielded his own team for most of his career. His underfunded efforts made him a fan favorite, especially as his career ran down and he only ran selected races.
McDuffie was involved in an accident in the opening laps of the 1991 Bud at the Glen race at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Turning into turn 5, a brake failure resulted in the loss the right rear wheel on his car, at perhaps the worst place in racing to have such a failure. Unable to slow the car at all, and with an absence of a gravel trap, McDuffie skidded across the grass and slammed with tremendous velocity into the tire barrier outside the high speed right-hander. The force of the impact flipped the car and kept it airborne as Jimmy Means, also collected in the accident, crashed underneath him. Means was able to slow his car substantially before crashing and avoid injury, but the sheer violence of the J.D.'s impact with the tires made the impact unsurvivable for McDuffie. McDuffie's fatal wreck, and a serious injury to Tom Kendall six weeks earlier in the Camel Continental VIII, led to a new bus stop chicane shortly before Turn 5 to slow down cars entering the turn.
Geoffrey Bodine won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud at the Glen over Terry Labonte at the Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY.
Tony Stewart won the NASCAR Winston Cup Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen over Ryan Newman at the Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY.