Bill Cheesbourg ... Born ... Cheesbourg started racing jalopies in Tucson and successfully moved into midgets racing all over Arizona after World War II. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956-1962 and 1964-1966 seasons with 31 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1957-1959, 1961, 1964, and 1965. He finished in the top ten 8 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1959 at Daytona and in 1966 at Fuji. Cheesbourg returned to the local dirt short track racing scene after his Indy Car career was finished.
Bob Swanson ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Mineola Fairgrounds,Mineola, NY
Roy Newman won the 40-lap Chicago Auto Racing Association Midget race over Ted Duncan and Johnnie Parsons at the Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
Tommy Hinnershitz , driving the Hinnershitz #2, won the 25-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the 1/2 mile dirt Heidelberg Speedway in Pittsburgh, PA.
Wally Campbell won the 25 lap NASCAR Speedway race at the Greensboro Fairgrounds, Greensboro, NC
Art Cross won the AAA Midget race at the Lafayette Stadium, Lafayette,IN
Joe Barzda won the AAA Midget race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson,CT.
Duane Carter won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville, IN. Johnny Boyd finished second followed by Eddie Sachs and Pat O'Connor.
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the South Park Speedway (1/4d), Pittsburgh,PA
Don Branson won the USAC Sprint Car race over Jim Hurtubise and Parnelli Jones at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute,IN
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
Bobby Hogle won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Don Branson won the USAC Midget race at the Rockford Speedway, Rockford,IL
Dutch Schaefer won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Knox County Fairgrounds, Knoxville,IL
Don Horvath won the USAC Midget race at the Orange Show Speedway, San Bernadino,CA.
Mario Andretti won the 100 mile USAC Championship race at the Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
Scratch Daniels won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Joliet Stadium, Joliet,IL
Lee Osborne won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobbie Adamson, Donnie Varner, Bobby Allen and Lynn Paxton at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Billy Engelhart won the USAC Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
J.D. Leas won the Super Sprint Car race at the Central Pennsylvania Speedway, Clearfield,PA
Sammy Sessions won the USAC Sprint Car race over Gary Bettenhausen, Don Nordhorn, Bill Puterbaugh and Jim McElreath at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH
Johnny Mann won the ARDC Midget race at the Islip Speedway, Islip,NY
Ken Slaybaugh won the Super Sprint Car race over Kenny Weld, Jan Opperman, Rick Schmelyun and Hal Browning at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Bryant Ingalls and Buck Buckley won the URC Super Sprint Car races at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ
Pancho Carter won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Jeff Bloom finished second followed by Rollie Beale, James McElreath and Sheldon Kinser.
Wayne Reutimann won the URC Super Sprint Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown,NY. Buzzie Reutimann finished second followed by Bill Schroth, Bill Wentz and Bill Force.
Dean Thompson won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Johnny Rutherford won the 150 Mile Rex Mays Classic USAC Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Tom Sneva was second followed by Al Unser, Mike Mosley and Pancho Carter.
Richard Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA 400 over David Pearson at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
Tom Sneva won the 150 Mile Dana Rex Mays Classic Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Al Unser was second followed by Rick Mears, Teo Fabi and Mike Mosley .
Bobby Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup Van Scoy 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Budweiser 400 over Terry Labonte at the Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Teamwork 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
Carl Edwards won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Pocono 500 over Brian Vickers at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
Jason Leffler... Died ... Jason was a USAC and NASCAR driver from Long Beach, California. Leffler began racing in the open-wheel ranks, competing in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 before moving to primarily NASCAR competition. Leffler was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003. He had 18 national championship midget car wins at that time. On June 12, 2013, Leffler was involved in a crash that took his life during a 410 sprint car heat race at the 5/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey. Running second with a few laps left, his car suffered a front suspension failure, causing it to crash into a wall and flip several times.