Jimmy Davies... Born ... AAA / USAC driver from the 1940's - 1960's. He was the second man to win three USAC National Midget Championships. When Davies won the 100 mile AAA Championship race at Del Mar, California on November 6, 1949 - aged 20 years, 2 months, 29 days, he became the youngest driver to win a race in a major U.S. open wheel series, a record not broken until Marco Andretti won the IRL race at Sonoma, California in 2006. Davies raced AAA on a false birth certificate showing him older, (as did Troy Ruttman and Jim Rathmann), and was racing illegally. He ran the Indy 500 5 times with a best finish of 3rd in 1955. He died on June 11, 1966 aged 36 from injuries suffered in a midget crash at Santa Fe Speedway in Chicago. He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1984
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Martinsville Speedway,Martinsville, VA.
Spider Webb won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Fort Wayne Speedway,Fort Wayne, IN.
Paul Russo won the AAA Midget race on the 1-mile dirt Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Milwaukee, WI.
Ernie Johnson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Thief River Falls Fairgrounds,Thief River Falls, MN.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Austin Fairgrounds, Austin, MN.
Howard Gardner won the CRA Sprint Car race at the South Mountain Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Frank Burany won the AAA Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
Nigel Mansell... Born ... A British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). He is the only person in history to hold both titles simultaneously, and was the first person to win the CART title in his debut season.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Aurora Downs , Chicago, IL.
Joe Sostilio won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Morristown Speedway, Morristown, NJ.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
Gene Hartley won the AAA Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.
Chuck Rodee won the USAC Midget race at the South Bend Motor Speedway, South Bend,IN.
Johnny Kay won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Len Sutton won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Flat Rock Speedway, Flat Rock, MI.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Louisville Fairgrounds, Louisville, KY.
Gordon Woolley won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon,IA.
Gordon Johncock won the Supermodified race over Nolan Johncock, Bill Dendinger, Sammy Sessions and Jim Blount at the Jackson Speedway, Jackson,MI.
Billy Cantrell won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Larry Dickson won the Sprint Car race at the Debo Speedway, Steubenville,OH.
Red Riegel won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
Gordon Woolley won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Knox County Fairgrounds, Knoxville,IL.
Kenny Weld won the Knoxville Nationals Sprint Car race over his brother Greg Weld at the Knoxville Raceway , Knoxville, IA.
Jim McElreath won the USAC Langhorne 125 Indy car race on the 1 mile paved oval Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, PA. A.J. Foyt finished second followed by Gordon Johncock, Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser.
Ed "Dutch" Schaeffer won the ARDC Midget race on the 1/2 mile asphalt Old Bridge Speedway in Old Bridge, NJ. Schaeffer driving the Bennett Brothers Offy # 4 took the checkered flag from starter Nick Fornota followed by Bobby Alberts, King Carpenter and Jiggs Peters.
Dave Marcis won the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 over Buddy Baker at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Mark Martin won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud at the Glen over Wally Dallenbach at the Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY.
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Brickyard 400 over Dale Jarrett at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.