Ralph DePalma won the AAA 100 Mile Harkness Handicap over Tommy Milton and Barney Oldfield at the 2 Mile Board Oval, Sheepshead Bay Speedway , Sheepshead Bay, New York
William Denver... Died ... He drove in the Indy 500 in 1930 finishing 23rd. In 1931 he was back driving relief for Al Aspen in his Duesenberg from lap 112 to lap 161. Aspen finished 14th. He returned to the 'Brickyard' in 1933 but on the 28th of May he crashed in practice driving the Brady & Nardi Studebaker entered by Ray T. Brady. Denver and his mechanic Hugh "Bob" Hurst were both thrown from the car when it crashed over the northeast turn wall, hit a tree and burst into flames. Bill Denver broke his neck and died four days later on June 1st. His riding mechanic Bob Hurst died at the scene.
Mark Light , driving the Cracraft #20, won the 25-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Reading Fairgrounds in Reading, PA.
Sam Hanks won the 25-lap CARA Midget race over Duke Nalon and Bob Muhike at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
Tom Sneva ... Born ... He worked as a school principal before becoming a racing driver. He drove Supermodifieds in the Spokane, Washington area before joining the Indy Car ranks. Sneva is best remembered for winning the 1983 Indianapolis 500. Nicknamed "The Gas Man," Sneva was an outstanding qualifier, winning the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 three times (1977, 1978, 1984). He was also the fastest qualifier on a fourth occasion in 1981, but because of qualifying rules did not start the race from the pole position. Sneva's unique abilities to get the most out of his car also led to him winning two consecutive USAC National Championships for Indycars in 1977 and 1978. He was the first driver to qualify at the Indianapolis 500 over 200 mph in 1977 and the first driver to qualify at the Indianapolis 500 over 210 mph in 1984. His brother, driver Jerry Sneva, also competed at Indy.
Wally Campbell won the NASCAR Speedway Car Charlotte 100 over Al Fleming and Buck Baker at the 3/4 Mile Dirt Oval, Charlotte Speedway , Charlotte, North Carolina
Bill Holland won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Aurora Downs , Chicago, IL
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH
Roy Bowe won the AAA Midget race at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
Gene Hartley won the AAA Midget race at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville,IN
Shorty Templeman won the USAC Midget race at the Blue Island, Chicago, IL
Rip Erickson won the CRA Sprint Car race over Harry Stockman, Roger McCluskey, Billy Cantrell and Wayne Weiler at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Bob Boone won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY
Shorty Templeman won the USAC Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI
Eddie Sachs won the USAC Mid West Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN
Joe Barzda won the USAC Eastern Sprint Car race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson,CT
Chuck Rodee won the USAC Midget race at the Macon Speedway, Macon, IL
Earl Halaquist won the URC Sprint Car race over Bobby Courtwright and Don Gillette at the Pinecrest Speedway, Toronto, ONT
Ronnie Duman won the USAC Midget race at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus, OH
Johnny White won the Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, IA
Greg Weld won the Supermodified race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA
Bud Folkenroth won the Supermodified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, PA
Hank Arnold won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ
Bobby Albert won the ARDC Midget race at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ
Jerry Wall won the ARDC Midget race at the Hershey Stadium, Hershey,PA
Gus Linder won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, PA
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race at the Morgantown Speedway, Morgantown, WV
Jimmy Oskie won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Whiteman Stadium, Pacoima, CA
Red Barnhart won the Supermodified race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY
Al Smith won the USAC Sprint Car race over Todd Gibson, Bruce Walkup, Greg Weld and Bob Pratt at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton,OH
Ray Tilley won the Super Sprint Car race over Milt Miller, Johnny Grum, Ray Dovel and Bobbie Adamson at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD
Keith Andrews won the Supermodified race over Norm Mackereth and Billy Hughes at the Pocono Raceway, Long Pond,PA
Lee Kunzman won the USAC Midget race at the Rockford Speedway, Rockford,IL
Steve Cannon won the USAC Midget race over Gary Bettenhausen, Jimmy Caruthers, Tom Bigelow and Bob Wente at the Hales Corners Speedway, Milwaukee,WI. ( Click here for the race report. )
Leigh Earnshaw won the ARDC / ARC Midget race over Doug Craig, Steve Howard, Jerry Stover and Johnny Coy at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
George Monsen won the NEMA Midget race over Billy Hughes, Len Thrall, Bob Hart and Bobby White at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT.
Bubby Jones won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williamson County Speedway, Marion, IL.
Ronnie King won the Late Model Stock Car race over Johnny Prior, Clyde Lindeman, Wib Spalding and Ken Schrader at the Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, IL.
Pete Hulbert won the Modified-Sportsman Stock Car race over Gordie Isham, Buzzie Barton, Ken Moore and Dave Kneisel at the Penn-Can Speedway, Susquehanna, PA.
Dick Gaines won the Sprint Car race at the Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN.
Joe Saldana won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race over Tom Bigelow, Jimmy Caruthers, George Snider and Sammy Sessions at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute, IN.
Dana Carter won the USAC Midget race over Mel Kenyon, Larry Patton, Sleepy Tripp and Ken Nichols at the Lake Geneva Raceway, Lake Geneva,WI.
Cale Yarborough wins the NASCAR 400 over Richard Petty at the Texas World Speedway , College Station, TX.
Darrell Waltrip wins the Budweiser 400 over Tim Richmond at the Riverside International Raceway , Riverside, CA.
Mike Skinner wins the Colorado 200 to become the first Craftsman Truck Series driver to win 10 races. Skinner leads 220 of 253 laps on the three-eighths of a mile Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo.
Ricky Rudd wins the Miller 500 over Mark Martin at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
Ryan Newman wins the MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.