Ray Keech ... Born ... He was a board and brick track racer in the 1920s. He is best remembered for winning the 1929 Indianapolis 500, and for setting a land speed record in the Triplex Spirit of Elkdom. This monster featured three 27-litre Liberty aero-engines! He died in a racing accident at the Altoona 200-Mile Race in 1929.
Harry Hartz drove a Miller to victory in a 300 mile AAA Championship race that inaugurated the 1.5 mile board Atlantic City Speedway in Amatol, New Jersey. Hartz averaged 134.19mph on the track that featured 45 degree banking in the turns and would wind up being the fastest of all the board tracks.
Mike Nazaruk... Died ... AAA driver He raced midget cars, sprint cars, and IndyCars. He was nicknamed "Iron Mike." He won the track championships at Staten Island, New York, and Rhinebeck, New York in 1947. He scored over twenty feature wins at Middletown, New York enroute to winning the 1948 track championship. Nazaruk was the 1949 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) midget car champion.  The series tours the East Coast of the United States. Nazaruk joined the AAA in 1950. He won 14 national midget tour events, including the 1950 Night Before the 500, and the first midget car event at Terre Haute Action Track in 1953. He finished fifth in the 1954 National Midget car points.
Nazaruk finished second in his first Indianapolis 500 in 1951. He competed in two more Indianapolis 500, including a fifth place finish in 1954.
Nazaruk was killed in a AAA sprint car race at the tricky 1 mile circular dirt Langhorne Speedway on May 1, 1955 in Langhorne, PA.
Buck Baker drove his own Buick to victory in the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 3/4 mile dirt Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, NC.. Baker started 16th and drove well through the field to pull onto the rear bumper of Tim Flock. Baker stayed on the bumper of Flock's Kiekhaefer Chrysler for nearly 16 laps before making the winning pass on the 113th of the 133 lap race. On lap 41, pole winner and 2 time GN champ Herb Thomas flipped his Buick after hooking a rut. Thomas was thrown from the flipping car and suffered a broken leg, concussion, lacerated arm and shoulder injuries. Thomas was expected to be sidelined at least six months. The race was promoted by current Speedway Motorsports supremo Bruton Smith.
Bob Sweikert wins the AAA Sprint Car race over Eddie Sachs and Tony Bettenhausen at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN
Charlie Musselmanwon the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Mike Magill, Johnny Thomson, Joe Sostillio and Jiggs Peters at the Langhorne Speedway,Langhorne, PA. Mike Nazaruk died in the race.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds,Shreveport, LA
LeeRoy Yarbrough drove to his first career NASCAR GN victory, winning the 'Savannah 200' on the 1/2 mile dirt Savannah Speedway in Savannah, Georgia. Jimmy Pardue won the pole, jumped out front and was holding a big lead when the rear end failed on his Burton-Robinson Plymouth on lap 137, giving the lead to Yarbrough. Yarbrough went on to take his Louis Weatherby Plymouth under the checkered flag a lap ahead of Marvin Panch's Wood Brothers Ford. Only 12 cars were on hand and only 8 were running at the finish of the 200 laps.
Danny Bouc won the 30-lap Modified Stock Car feature at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA. Craig Von Dohren was second followed by Timmy Buckwalter, Brett Kressley and Jeff Strunk. Also Decker Swinehart won the 25-lap Sportsman feature over Joey Vaccaro, Bryan Rhoads, Kenny Gilmore and Cody Schantz.
Andrew Krause won the 40-lap Modified feature at the Wall Stadium Speedway, Wall Township, NJ. Blake Barney was second followed by Tommy Martino Jr, Steven Reed and Dom Fattaruso, Jarret DiGiantomasso won the 25-lap Sportsman feature over Mike Carr, Carsten DiGiantomasso, Neil Rutt III, and Jake Nelke.
Justin Peck won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Buckeye Cup 410 Race at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.. Cole Duncan was second followed by Ian Madsen, Zeb Wise and Bill Balog Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Brad Sweet won the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, MO. Carson Macedo was second followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Chris Windom won the 30-lap Kokomo Grand Prix USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, In. Buddy Kofoid was second followed by Kevin Thomas Jr, Tanner Thorson and Emerson Axsom Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Kevin Nagy won the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car feature over Tim Tanner, Buddy Schweibinz, Mark Bitner and Rick Stief at the Bridgeport Speedway, Swedesboro, NJ. Also Sammy Martz Jr won the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman feature over Joe Toth, Steve Kemery, Matt Ellery and Sean Metz.
Brad Schaale won the 20-lap Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars feature at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. Mick D'Agostino was second followed by Rich Mellor, Brian Spencer and Heidi Hedin. In the 40-lap Vahlco Wheels Modified Feature it was Brandon Grosso over Mike Gular, Dominick Buffalino, Wade Hendrickson and Billy Osmun. The Racersguide.com Crate Modified Feature was won by Pat Wall, The John Blewett Inc 4-Cylinder Feature was won by Justin Dunn and Sarah Napora won the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman Feature.
Chad Trout won the 410 Sprint Car Feature at the Lincoln Speedway , Abbottstown, PA, Jim Siegel was second followed by Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and Aaron Bollinger. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Anthony Macri won the 25-lap 410 Sprint Car feature at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.Brent Marks was second followed by Lance Dewease, Logan Wagner and Ryan Smith. In the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars it was Dave Grube over Ken Duke Jr, Kenny Heffner, Devin Adams and Justin Mills.
Scott Dixon won the Genesys 300 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race over Scott McLaughlin and Pato O'Ward at the Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX.
Kenny Edkin won the Super Sportsman race at the BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA. Rich Eichelberger was second followed by Chase Gutshall, Scott Dellinger and Frankie Herr.