Barney Oldfield ... Born ... AAA driver from 1905 to 1918. He was the first man to drive a car at 60 miles per hour (96 km/h). His accomplishments led to the expression "Who do you think you are? Barney Oldfield?" Oldfield was suspended by the AAA for his "outlaw" racing activities and was unable to race at sanctioned events for much of the prime of his career. Speed records, match races and exhibitions made up most of Oldfield's career. He was reinstated and he competed in the 1914 and 1916 Indianapolis 500, finishing fifth in each attempt but becoming the first person in Indianapolis history to run a 100 mile per hour lap. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in the inaugural 1989 class.
In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Art Malone... Born ... Malone is known primarily as a drag racer and was the 1963 AHRA Top Fuel World champion. Malone also raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1962-1965 seasons, with 10 career starts, including the 1963 and 1964 Indianapolis 500 races.
Bill Schindler won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA . Lee Wallard , after winning the Indy 500 a week before, was severely burned during the Sprint race. Although he survived, he never again competed in an Indy 500.
Frank Burany won the AAA Midget race at Blue Island, Chicago, IL
Troy Ruttman, in the Agajanian # 98, won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH
Jiggs Peters won the ARDC Midget race at the Trenton International Speedway (1.0p), Trenton, NJ
Jim Hurtubise , in the # 56 Sterling Plumbing Special, won the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway , New Bremen, OH. Stan Bowman was second followed by Bobby Marvin, Don Branson and A.J. Foyt.
Tyler Courtney won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series race at the Fairbury Speedway, Fairbury, IL. Rico Abreu was second followed by Bill Balog, Ian Madsen and Gio Scelzi. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Thomas Meseraull won the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Championship Midget Race Indiana Midget Week opener at Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN. Cannon McIntosh finished second followed by Justin Grant, Buddy Kofoid and Logan Seavey. Click to watch the feature highlights video.