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.
Fred Frame... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 1930's. Ran the Indy 500 8 times and won in 1932.
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
Eddie Russo won the AAA Midget race at the Lake Hill Speedway, Valley Park,MO
Cal Niday won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati , OH.
Chuck Weyant won the AAA Midget race at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Auto City Speedway, Flint,MI
Al Herman won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY
Sonny Pratt won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at Blue Island, Chicago, IL
Mack Clingan won the Supermodified race at the Lorain County Speedway, South Amherst,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.
Ray Elliott won the USAC Midget race at the Louisville Fairgrounds, Louisville,KY
Ray Tilley won the Supermodified race over Bobby Brymesser, Bobby Gerhart, Johnny Crawford and Paul Miller at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Don Meacham won the USAC Midget race at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL
Dutch Schaefer won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge,NJ
Lynn Paxton won the Supermodified race over Bob Testerand Rick Schmelyun at the Dorsey Speedway, Dorsey,MD
Kenny Weld won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Gus Linder won the Super Sprint Car race over Steve Travers, Ronnie Rough, Joe Surniak and Harry Benjamin at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Nolan Swift won the Supermodified race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY
Ralph Quarterson won the Supermodified race over Frank Gorichky and Bill Banick at the Mercer Raceway Park, Mercer, PA
Sammy Sessions won the USAC Sprint car race over Don Nordhorn, Greg Weld, Tom Bigelow and Bill Thrasher at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA.
Tom Bigelow won the USAC Sprint car race over Rollie Beale, Pancho Carter, Gary Bettenhausen and Don Nordhorn at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA. ( Click here for the race report. )