Henry Guerand... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's.
Louise Smith ... Born ... She was tied for the second woman to race in NASCAR at the top level. She was known as "the first lady of racing." She went as a spectator to the her first NASCAR race at the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1949. She couldn't stand watching the races, so she entered her family's shiny new Ford coupe in the race and rolled it. Her hometown Greenville, South Carolina paper featured photos of the wreck, and the town knew about it before she got home. The race was the first race to feature three female drivers (Ethel Mobley and Sara Christian). The trio also competed later that season at the Langley Speedway. She raced from 1949 to 1956. She won 38 races in her career in numerous formats: late models, modifieds (28 victories), midgets, and sportsman. She returned in 1971 as a car owner for numerous drivers. She sponsored Ronnie Thomas' Rookie of the Year attempt in 1978. She became the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Delaware State Fairgrounds,Harrington, DE.
Johnny Mantz won the Indianapolis Classic AAA Indy Car non-championship race at the half mile dirt oval Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. Duane Carter was second followed by Rex Mays, Lee Wallard and Buster Warke.
Emory Collins won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Calgary Exhibition, Calgary, AB.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Nodak Speedway, Minot, ND.
Vic Carter won the AAA Midget race at the Sportsman's Park, Bedford,OH.
Johnny Thomson won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Delaware State Fairgrounds,Harrington, DE.
Dick Brown won the AAA Midget race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson,CT.
Jimmy Bryan won the Indianapolis Classic AAA Indy Car non-championship race at the half mile dirt oval Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. Jimmy Davies was second followed by Don Freeland, George Amick and Bob Sweikert.
Shorty Templeman won the AAA Midget race at the Blue Island,Chicago, IL.
Bill Randall won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium,Old Bridge, NJ.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Nodak Speedway, Minot,ND.
Don Branson won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Quad Cities Speedway, Miline, IL.
Bob Wente won the USAC Midget race over Tony Bettenhausen at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton,OH.
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race over Steve Ungar and Ralph Quarterson at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Sprint Car race over Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Leon Clum and A.J. Foyt at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN.
Bill Horstmeyer won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the LaCrosse Fair Speedway, LaCrosse,WI. Scratch Daniels was second followed by Pete Folse, Jerry Richert and Johnny Rutherford.
Bill Randall ... Died ... He raced sprint cars and midgets, winning the Eastern USAC Sprint Car title in 1957 and finishing third in the ARDC Midget Championship in 1961. In Champ Cars he raced at Daytona in 1959 in the USAC event driving a Kurtis 500C Offy, finishing 14th. He tried to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1961 but was unsuccessful. In 1962 he qualified for a race at Trenton driving a Kuzma but went out with a broken throttle. In other series he enjoyed considerable success winning races in events sanctioned by NEMA, BSRA, UCOA, ARDC and USAC.
He was killed in an ARDC Midget race at Lime Rock, a road course, in July 1963. As Midgets almost always raced on ovals many of the drivers were unfamiliar with right hand bends at racing speeds. On the first lap he colided with Len Thrall and Bert Brooks and rolled, sliding over 100 feet up side down. He died four days later from his injuries.
Bob McCoy won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Allen Heath finished second followed by Bobby Hogle, Ned Spath and Jim Steele.
Gordon Woolley won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the LaCrosse Fair Speedway, LaCrosse,WI.
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Baer Field Speedway, Fort Wayne,IN.
Dick Gaines won the Sprint Car race at the Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington,IN.
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Tri-City Speedway, Granite City,IL.
Scratch Daniels won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Jerry Poland, Jerry Richert, Edgar Elder and Dean Mast at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
Mario Andretti won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD. Don Branson was second followed by Roger McCluskey, Bobby Unser and George Snider.
Jon Backlund won the Sprint Car race over Gene Gennetten, Dick Sutcliffe, Bobby Ward and Jerry Weld at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Islip Speedway, Islip,NY.
Billy Vukovich won the USAC Midget race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA. Mel Kenyon was second followed by Bob Tattersall, Sammy Sessions and Roger West.
Gus Linder, in the # 69 Mickey Banas Special, won the Super Sprint Car race over Ray Tilley, Bobbie Adamson, Bobby Allen and Smokey Snellbaker at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Jan Opperman won the Super Sprint Car race over Johnny Grum, Kenny Weld, Jim Sheaffer and Lynn Paxton at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Dick Sutcliffe won the Sprint Car race over Jerry Blundy and Wib Spaulding at the Tri-City Speedway, Granite City,IL.
Leroy Felty won the URC Sprint Car race over Buck Buckley, Bill Schroth, Rich Bonnell and Walt Bettler at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington,DE.
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race over Chuck Engstrom and Jim Willett at the Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown,PA.
Steve Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Jan Opperman, Ed Zirkle, Ken Slaybaugh and Dub May at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Larry Cannon won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA. Larry Dickson was second followed by Joe Saldana, Gary Bettenhausen and Rollie Beale.
Billy Cassella, in the Al Hamilton # 77, won the Super Sprint Car race over Mitch Smith, Bobbie Adamson, Tom Spriggle and Herman Wise at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA. The ARDC Midget race was won by Mitch Smith.
Johnny Rutherford won the 200 mile Texas Grand Prix USAC Indy Car race at the 2 mile paved oval Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX. Gordon Johncock was second followed by Pancho Carter, Johnny Parsons and Tom Sneva.
Benny Parsons won the NASCAR Winston Cup Coca-Cola 500 over Richard Petty at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA.
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Talladega 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Ken Schrader won the NASCAR Winston Cup DieHard 500 over Geoffrey Bodine at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Al Loquasto ... Died ... Al drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series, racing in the 1969-1980 and 1982-1983 seasons, with 61 combined career starts, including the 1976 and 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1975 at Ontario. He also drove in the USAC Sprint Car division and competed in six NASCAR Cup Series events in his career. Loquasto died in a plane crash in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania July 31, 1991.