George Connor... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's , 40's & 50's who ran the Indy 500 14 times with a best finish of 3rd in 1949.
Roy Russing... Born ... Worked as an aircraft engineer/instructor during WW2. A midget legend before the war, he was killed shortly after racing resumed in a midget crash.
Iggy Katona... Born ... An American stock car racer from Willis, Michigan. He is most famous for his performance in the ARCA series in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, where he won six championships and a series record 79 races. Other ARCA records held by Katona include most starts (630), oldest race winner (57 years old, Daytona International Speedway, 1974) and most consecutive seasons with a win (19, from 1953-1971).
Walt Brown ,driving the Marion #4, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Middletown Speedway in Middletown, NY.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, IA.
James Cassell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Escanaba Fairgrounds, Escanaba, MI.
Bill Schindler won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Jack McGrath finished second followed by Sam Hanks, Jim Rigsby and Chuck Stevenson.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the I-35 Speedway, Mason City, IA.
Larry Crockett won the 100 lap AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway (1/2p) , Dayton, OH.
Dick Ferguson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hibbing Raceway, Hibbing, MN.
Shorty Templeman won the AAA Midget race at the South Bend Motor Speedway , South Bend, IN.
Tommy Smith won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield,MO.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Park Speedway, Wausau,WI.
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL.
Johnny Thomson won the USAC sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Elmer George finished second followed by Don Freeland, Joe Barzda and Rex Easton.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Midget race at the Pittsfield Speedway, Pittsfield, IL.
Russ Klar won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Harold Leep won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the I-35 Speedway, Mason City,IA.
Johnny Moorhouse won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Jerry Weld won the Sprint Car race at the Riverside Stadium, Kansas City,MO.
King Carpenter won the ARDC Midget race at the Onteora Speedway, Olivebridge, NY.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Gordon Woolley, Jay Woodside, Buzz Barton and Greg Weld at the Austin Fairgrounds, Austin,MN.
Dave Lundy won the Sprint Car race at the Blanket Hill Speedway, Kittanning,PA.
Bill Brown won the URC Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD.
Don Branson won the USAC Sprint Car race over Mario Andretti, Jud Larson, Bobby Unser and Dee Jones at the New Bremen Speedway (1/2d) , New Bremen, OH.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA. Larry McCoy finished second followed by Tommy McAndrew, Pancho Carter and Earl Halaquist.
Steve Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Elmer Ruby, Irvin King, Bobby Allen and Milt Miller at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD.
Larry Dickson won the USAC Sprint Car race over Karl Busson, Gary Bettenhausen, Dee Jones and Todd Gibson at the New Bremen Speedway (1/2p) , New Bremen, OH.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Darrell Waltrip at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
Rick Mears won the Pocono 500 CART Championship race on the 2.5 Mile Paved Oval Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA. Geoff Brabham was second followed by Roberto Guerrero, Arie Luyendyk and Bobby Rahal.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Dale Earnhardt at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
Harry Gant won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over Darrell Waltrip at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 presented by DeVilbiss over Bobby Labonte at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
John Blewett III... Died ... John Blewett III was killed after an accident at the Thompson International Speedway in Thompson CT. John Blewett III got into an accident, while driving his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racecar during the New England Dodge Dealers 150. John died as a result of an accident, which involved his brother Jimmy Blewett. The brothers were racing for the lead following a restart of the race on lap 107, when Jimmy hit a wall and then struck John Blewett's car. John Blewett suffered head and neck injuries and had to be extricated from his car. John was one of New England's most accomplished and most popular stars of the last 10-12 years, winning 10 times in the top modified tour and several other track championships and regional honors.