Bob Wente won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Chicago Ampitheater, Chicago, IL.
Jimmy Clark wins the Levin International race in the Tasman Series in a Lotus 33. He also set fastest lap and was hounded for much of the race by Jackie Stewart in a BRM P261. Stewart finished a scant 2.5 seconds behind at the finish, with Richard Attwood taking the third spot.
Billy Vukovich won the 30 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Riverglade Speedway. Irwindale, CA.
Darrell Waltrip beat the rain to win the season opening Western 500 NASCAR Grand National race at Riverside International Raceway. Waltrip led the final 14 laps in his DiGard Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo, taking the checkered flag 3 seconds ahead of David Pearson in the Wood Brothers Mercury. Thunder clapped and rain began to fall in the closing laps. Cale Yarborough, Western Grand National star Bill Schmitt and polesitter Donnie Allison rounded out the top five.
Les Scott won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Cincinnati Gardens. Cincinnati , OH.
Johnny Matera ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's and 40's.
Nick Fornoro Jr. won the 50-lap Coors/Casey's Truck World Niagara Indoor Midget Racing Series feature race at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Myron Fohr ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1940's.
Thomas Binford, founding member of USAC, former USAC president and Indy 500 Chief Steward, dies of cerebral hemorrhage in his office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Carl Hogan former CART team owner, died at home in New Hampshire
Shane Cottle won the fourth night (Friday) qualifying feature of the 25th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Tulsa, OK. Dave Darland was second followed by Kevin Swindell, Brad Loyet, Daryn Pittman, Chris Windom, Cory Kruseman, Dakoda Armstrong, Danny Stratton and Johnny Heydenreich.