Louis Meyer... Born ... American Hall of Fame race car driver best known as the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. He raced in 12 Indy 500's with wins in 1928, 1933 and 1936.
George Connor won the AAA Midwest Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
George Robson , driving the Weirick #1, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1 mile dirt Langhorne Speedway in Langhorne, PA.
Joe Garson won the 25 lap Midget feature race over Ted Duncan and Duane Carter at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
Bill Zaring won the AAA Midget race at the Orange Show Speedway (1/4d), San Bernardino, CA.
Gays Biro won the AAA Midget race at the Toledo Speedway , Toledo, OH.
Jud Larson won the Sprint Car race at the Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City,KS.
Chuck Rodee and Jimmy Knight won the USAC Midget race features at the Sportsdrome Speedway, Jeffersonville,IN.
Art Bisch won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Clare Lawicki won the Sprint Car race over Al Miller, Pete Allen, Ronnie Duman and Red Amick at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Jud Larson won the USAC sanctioned Indianapolis Sweepstakes race on the .5 Mile Dirt Oval Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Andy Linden was second followed by Pat O'Connor, Eddie Sachs and Don Branson.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Macon Speedway, Macon,IL.
A.J. Shepherd won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Pete Folse, Leroy Neumayer, Buzz Barton and Harold Leep at the Nodak Speedway, Minot,ND.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport, NY.
Jim McElreath won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, Dallas,TX. Jerry Crocker was second followed by Frank Riley, John Winchester and Grady Wright.
Dick Tobias won the Super Modified race over Leroy Felty and Bobby Hersh at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Colby Scroggin won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Clovis Fairgrounds, Clovis,CA. Bobby Hogle finished second followed by Billy Cantrell, Bob Coulter and Johnny Wood.
Johnny Kay won the ARDC Midget race at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington,DE.
Jerry Richert won the Knoxville Nationals Sprint Car race at the Knoxville Raceway , Knoxville, IA. Gordon Woolley finished second followed by Bob Williams, Jerry Weld and Greg Weld.
Jackie McLaughlin won his 6th in a row and 8 for the season Modified Stock Car race at the Flemington Fairgrounds Speedway, in Flemington NJ. Sammy Beavers was second followed by Ed Farley, Charlie Cregar and Bob Pickell.
Red Amick won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Curly Boyd was second followed by Bob King, Jim McCune and Gordon Woolley.
Jerry Weld won the Sprint Car race at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO. Bob Williams was second followed by Junior Hower, Greg Weld and Jerry Dix.
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Peoria Speedway, Peoria,IL.
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race at the Blanket Hill Speedway, Kittanning,PA. Dave Lundy was second followed by Dick Cotterman and Ron Anderson.
Roger Treichler, driving his Series 70 Vega, won the Modified Stock Car race at the Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, NY.
Elvin Felty won the Sportsman Stock Car race at the Silver Spring Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Ron Bouchard won his second straight 30-lap Congressional Cup Challenge Modified Stock Car race at the Stafford Springs Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT. Fred DeSarro was second followed by Dennis Giroux, Fred Schulz, Bobby Santos and Ed Flemke.
Jim Schaeffer won his first Sprint Car race in two years and his first time ever at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. Barry Camp was second followed by Ed Zirkle, Leroy Felty and Gary Howsare.
Bobby Unser drove his Olsonite Eagle to victory in the 200 mile USAC Championship race on the 2 mile Michigan International Speedway. Brother Al Unser was second followed by Gordon Johncock, Johnny Rutherford and Billy Vukovich Jr..
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Summer 500 over Neil Bonnett at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Rich Vogler ... Died ... USAC Midget and Sprint Car driver. Inductee in the National Sprint Car Hall of fame. First to win both the USAC Sprint Car and Midget Championships in the same season. His 134 wins (95 Midget, 35 Sprint, and four Silver Crown wins) in national events is second only to A. J. Foyt's 169. Vogler had 170 total USAC wins, and won over 200 "outlaw" (non-USAC) midget races. Five starts at Indy, best finish - eighth in 1989 driving a Penske. In the last race of his life, July 21, 1990 during an ESPN "Saturday Night Thunder" national broadcast, he was killed while leading a sprint car race at the Salem (Indiana) Speedway with a little over a lap remaining. He was posthumously declared the winner.
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 500 over Mark Martin at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 500 over Ricky Rudd at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Ward Burton won the NASCAR Winston Cup New England 300 over Jeff Green at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.