Russ Gamester ..Born .. USAC Midget and Silver Crown driver
Chuck Gurney won the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) indoor midget race at the Sonona County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA.
Lee Kunzman won the 75-lap USAC indoor midget race at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum ,Fort Wayne, IN. Sonny Ates was second followed by Mel Kenyon, Tom Steiner and Roger West.
Tony Romit, (driving the Wherle roadster) won the Can-Am TQ Midget race on the 1/10 mile indoor War Memorial Auditorium track in Utica, NY. Rick Meyer of Indianapolis was second followed by Bill Levic of Cleveland, Paul Weisel, Duke Pavlick, Vic Novell, Bob Metzger, Bruce Bolitsky and Bob Cicconi. Romit, the 1971 ATQMRA champion, made his victory look easy in his gasoline powered 47 cubic inch Crosley. Romit and three other ATQMRA drivers spotted the sanctioning Can-Am TQ drivers some 13 cubic inches and alcohol fuel.
Lou Cicconi won the Three Quarter Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall. Tim Howell wins the Slingshot feature
Donny Schatz picked up a $20,000 victory with the World Series Sprint Car race at the Brisbane International Speedway, Brisbane, Australia. Brooke Tatnell was second followed by Garry Brazier, Max Dumesny and Danny Smith.