Mark Light... Born ... Mark Light drove Sprint Cars, Stock Cars and Midgets at tracks mostly around Pennsylvania. He took 34 career wins but failed to qualify for the Indy 50 in his one attempt in 1950.
Bill Holland won the AAA Sprint Car National Championship Trophy race over Joie Chitwood, Walt Ader, Ted Horn and Tommy Hinnershitz at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Bud Randall at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport,LA.
Rodger Ward won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Jim McElreath, Lloyd Ruby and Roger McCluskey.
Art Arfons topped Craig Breedlove's twelve day old Land Speed Record by running 536.71 MPH/858.73 KPH in the Green Monster on the Bonneville Salt Flats. This record would stand just over one year.
Brian Tyler... Born ... He was a back-to-back USAC National Sprint car Champion for Larry Contos Racing in 1996 and 1997. He made 10 starts in the Indy Racing League in 1998 and 1999 for 3 different teams with a best finish of 6th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tyler has 9 NASCAR Busch Series starts, and one NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start, however with little success.
Andy Michner... Born ... USAC and IRL driver from the 1990's.
Bob Tattersall... Died ... The 1969 USAC National Midget Champion also raced in Australia and New Zealand for thirteen winters, winning over fifty percent of the races he competed in, as well as the World Championship at the Sydney Showgrounds on seven different occasions. He also drove sprint and championship cars and passed his rookie test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1966. Bob started his career in stock cars and switched to midgets in 1950. He won the UARA Midget Championship twice and consistently beat the Offies with Frank Pavese's famous Ford 60 V-8. In 1955 he won a heat race at Terre Haute with the car against the top AAA drivers. He began racing with USAC on a full time basis in 1960 and in eleven years of competition was never lower than 8th in the point standings. During many of those years, he got off to a late start due to his schedule in Australia. He had recorded 63 USAC feature wins.
Al Cotey... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's
Anton "Tony" Hulman... Died ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner. Born into wealth, Anton Hulman Jr. embellished his personal resources with courage, foresight and a passion for automobile racing to become the savior of America's foremost motorsports facility and its greatest one-day sports spectacle, the Indianapolis 500.
Bobby Hamilton won the NASCAR Winston Cup Dura Lube 500 over Mark Martin at the Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ.
Bobby Hamilton won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 400 over Dale Jarrett at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA 500 over Joe Nemechek at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA.
Johnny Boyd ... Died ... Boyd drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series from 1954 to 1966 with 56 starts. He finished in the top ten 31 times, with his best finish in 2nd position, in 1959 at Milwaukee. Boyd qualified for the Indianapolis 500 for the first time in 1955 but finished 29th after being involved in an accident that killed driver Bill Vukovich. In a dozen starts, his best race was in 1958, when he led 18 laps and finished 3rd. In total, he finished in the Top 10 at the 500 five times. After 1949 Boyd had become close friends with Bob Sweikert of Hayward, California when he met him on the California racing circuit. The two often raced together, and Boyd qualified for entry in the 1955 Indianapolis 500 when Sweikert helped him overcome mechanical handling problems in Boyd's car. Sweikert won the race that day, but was overshadowed by the death of Vukovich. Boyd also raced against Sweikert in 1956 at Indy, but Sweikert was killed several weeks later in a Sprint car race. Boyd retired as a driver after failing to qualify for the Indy 500 and Milwaukee race in 1967. He died of cancer at age 77 in his hometown of Fresno.
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 over Tony Stewart at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA.