Doc MacKenzie ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's. He was killed in a Sprint Car race on the 1.0-mile dirt oval Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, WI Aug.23, 1936
Wally Campbell ... Born ... A stock car, midget, and sprint car racer from Trenton, New Jersey. He was the 1951 NASCAR Modified Champion and the 1953 AAA Eastern Division Sprint car rookie of the year. Wally was killed practicing for an AAA Midwestern Division sprint car race at Salem Indiana on July 17, 1954. He was one day past his 28th birthday. Campbell began his stock car career at Flemington Fairgrounds in New Jersey in 1947 where he promptly rolled the car over. By the end of 1947 he was the champion of the newly formed American Stock Car Racing Association (ASCRA). He finished 6th in points in 1948, then won the title in both 1949 and 1950. 1951 brought the NASCAR Modified title and in 1952 he finished 2nd in points to Buck Baker in the NASCAR Speedway division. In 1953 he won five AAA sprint car races after getting a late start in August. He attempted qualifying at Indianapolis in 1954 but was sent home to get "more experience". He made two AAA Championship Car race starts later that year at Langhorne Speedway and Darlington Speedway but failed to finish in both races. He was leading the AAA Eastern Division in points at the time of his death.
Jim Rathmann ... Born ... (born Richard Rathmann from Alhambra, California) is a former American race car driver who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1960. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series in the 1949-1950 and 1952-1963 seasons with 42 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in each of those seasons. Rathmann also participated in the two runnings of the Race of Two Worlds at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy, winning the 1958 event. He had 6 victories in addition to his Indy 500 win. He also drove in 3 races in the NASCAR series from 1949-1951.
Lucky Lux , driving the Liss McDowell #29, won the 15 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Alcyon Speedway in Pitman, NJ.
Ben Smorto won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway,Hagerstown, MD.
Duane Carter won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
Eddie Adams won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Plant Field, Tampa, FL.
Neal Carter won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Jim Rigsby won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
Eddie Johnson won the AAA Midget race at the Sportsman's Park, Bedford,OH.
Jimmy Knight won the AAA Midget race over Tony Bettenhausen at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo,IN.
Jack Turner won the AAA Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis,IN.
Jack Turner won the USAC Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Len Sutton won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL.
Gene Hartley won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Auto City Speedway, Detroit, MI.
Chuck Arnold won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds, Danbury,CT.
Don Davis won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Music City Motorplex, Nashville,TN.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN.
Allen Crowe won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield, IL.
Ron Lux ... Died ... Ron Lux was a resident of Buffalo, New York. He also drove under the pseudonym of Bucky Buckholtz, and also drove using a borrowed USAC license from Bob Hodgson. He was trying to avoid sanctions from USAC, which at the time did not permit their drivers to run in non-sanctioned events. Ron Lux was the Supermodified driver points champion of New York's Oswego Speedway in 1965, with a #2, and won the Orange County Eastern States 200 in 1965. He also set fast time with a #45 for the first asphalt Langhorne National Open (Race of Champions) event in 1965. He died in a USAC Sprint Car accident in Tulsa, OK
Larry Dickson won the USAC Sprint car race at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK.
Mario Andretti won the USAC Sprint car race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY.
Joe Leonard won the Michigan 200 USAC Indy Car race at the 2 Mile Paved Oval Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan. Wally Dallenbach finished second followed by Mel Kenyon, Sammy Sessions and Lee Kunzman.
Bobby Allison drove the Richard Howard Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory in the NASCAR Grand National 'Northern 300' on the unique, peanut-shaped 1.5 mile Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ.
Gary Bettenhausen won the USAC Sprint car race over Tom Bigelow, Greg Leffler, Bruce Walkup and Jan Opperman at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville,IN.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Nashville 420 over Bobby Allison at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
Tom Bigelow won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH.
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch Nash. 420 over Darrell Waltrip at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 300 over Carl Edwards at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.