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.
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
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.
Carson Macedo won the 25-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race to Sweep both nights of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA. Kerry Madsen was second followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Giovanni Scelzi and Logan Schuchart. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Cole Duncan got by Danny Dietrich in final corner to win the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series race at the Fremont Speedway, Fremont, OH, Danny Dietrich was second followed by Justin Peck, Travis Philo and Cap Henry. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Danny Bouc won the 30-lap T.P. Trailers Modified Stock Car feature at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA. Ray Swinehart was second followed by Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley and Kevin Hirthler. Also Kyle Lilick won the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman feature over Logan Bauman, Joey Vaccaro, Kyle Smith and Dakota Kohler. The 602 Sportsman Crate 25-lap Feature was won by Dylan Hoch followed by Jimmy Leiby, Brian Blankenbiller, Tyler James and Joey Vaccaro,
Michael Carr won the 50-lap Sportsman feature at Wall Stadium Speedway., Wall Township, NJ. Carsten DiGiantomasso was second followed by Neil Rutt III, Jake Nelke and Jarret DiGiantomasso. Elliot Wohl and AJ Jadacki won the 2, 25-lap Factory Stock features. The 25-lap Legend Car feature was won by Mason Magee
Chris Windom won the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo , IN. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Freddie Rahmer won the 410 Sprint Car feature at the Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. Alan Krimes finished second followed by Lucas Wolfe, Cory Haas and Tim Wagaman.
Jeff Halligan won the 410 Sprint Car feature at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. Logan Wagner was second followed by Dylan Cisney, Jared Esh and Mike Wagner. The PASS 305 Sprint Car feature was won by Derek Hauck followed by Garrett Bard, Domenic Melair, Devin Adams and Kassidy Kreitz.
Ryan Taylor won the 25-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial 360 Sprint Car feature at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA. Derek Locke was second followed by Adam Carberry, Jason Shultz and Andy Best.
Rich Mellor won the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Feature at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. Mick D'Agostino was second followed by Mark Bitner, Brian Spencer and Heidi Hedin.
Matt Stangle won the Foley Cat Modified Stock Car feature at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park, Swedesboro, NJ. Ryan Krachun was second followed by Dominick Buffalino, Ryan Godown, Alex Yankowski, Billy Pauch, Tommy Beamer, Jim Britt, Billy Pauch Jr. and Billy Osmun III, . The South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman feature was won by Steve Kemery followed by Ryan Godown Jr., Sammy Martz Jr., Tom Sherby, Matt Smith, Matt Elery, Howie Finch, Jonathan Swift, Jim Dallett and Michael White