Bruce Craig... Born ... He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known throughout the United States. His photography collections on auto racing, numbering some 86,000 negatives, could be compared to those of Mathew Brady on the Civil War. In addition to taking photos he was very adept at acquiring outstanding collections. He was a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, and of the Williams Grove Oldtimers; an organization dedicated to preserving auto racing. He was a longtime and active member of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in Dillsburg, Pa. He was a member of numerous historic racing organizations.
Joie Chitwood , driving the Nyquist #8, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Selingsgrove Speedway , Selingsgrove, PA.
Rich Vogler ... Born ... 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.
Doug Wolfgang ... Born ... He spent nearly twenty years criss-crossing the country as one of the world's greatest race car drivers. But Doug Wolfgang's career came to an end after two horrific accidents.
Bill Holland won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Dane County Fairgrounds (1.0d), Madison, WI.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis,IN.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, DE.
Jimmy Davies won the AAA sanctioned Indianapolis Sweepstakes race on the .5 Mile Dirt Oval Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Johnnie Parsons was second followed by Rodger Ward, Paul Russo and Tommy Hinnershitz.
Jerry Hoyt won the AAA Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
Gene Hartley won the USAC Midget race at the Quad City Speedway, East Moline,IL.
Tony Romit won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
Russ Congdon won the USAC Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks,ND.
Allen Heath won the URA Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Gene Hartley won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH.
A.J. Shepherd won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Nodak Speedway, Minot,ND.
Roger Bailey won the ARDC Midget race at the Trenton International Speedway (1.0p), Trenton, NJ.
Johnny White won the Supermodified race at the Mount Clemens Race Track, Mount Clemens,MI. Gordon Dukes was second followed by Chuck Yost, Mickey Shaw and Jim Nelson.
Bobby Hersh won the Super Modified race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Bud Folkenroth was second followed by Ray Tilley, Junior Ritchey and Dick Tobias.
Parnelli Jones, in the # 1 Fike Plumbing Special, won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA. Bobby Marshman was second followed by Roger McCluskey, A.J. Foyt and Don Branson. ...(MY FIRST RACE)
Jerry Blundy won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana,IL.
Johnny Mann won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
Jud Larson won the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH.
Bobby Hogle, in the Alex Morales # 1, won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Santa Maria Speedway, Santa Maria,CA.
Gus Linder won the Sprint Car race over Larry Dickson, Dean Mast, Steve Ungar and Hank Jacoby at the Tri-City Speedway,Franklin, PA.
Don Horvath won the 50-lap USAC Midget race at the Kearney Bowl, Fresno, CA.
Curtis Turner is reinstated by NASCAR, after a 4 year ban for trying to organize a drivers union.
Gary Bettenhausen won the USAC Sprint Car race over Billy Vukovich, Larry Dickson, Bob Pratt and Steve Krisiloff at the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs,CT.
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Lynn Paxton, Ray Dovel, Bobbie Adamson and Milt Miller at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Greg Weld won the USAC Sprint Car race over Larry Cannon, Bill Puterbaugh, Johnny Parsons and Rollie Beale at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington,DE.
Dick Tobias won the URC Sprint Car race over Gino Swarthout, Bryant Ingalls, Tom Price and Earl Halaquist at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon,NY.
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Ray Tilley, Gene Varner, Gene Kohr and Jim Wilbur at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Bobby Hogle, in the Alex Morales # 1, won the CRA Sprint Car race over Dick Fries and Colby Scroggin at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Al Unser drove his Johnny Lightning Ford powered Colt to victory in the 150 mile USAC Championship race on the Indianapolis Raceway Park 1.875 Mile Paved road course. Mark Donohue was second followed by Gordon Johncock, John Cannon and Wally Dallenbach.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Mt. Dew 500 over Richard Petty at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 over Davey Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Ernie Irvan won the NASCAR Winston Cup DieHard 500 over Sterling Marlin at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pennsylvania 500 over Mark Martin at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.