Bobby Marshman ... Born ... Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Marshman died in San Antonio, Texas from injuries sustained in a tire test in Phoenix, Arizona. He drove in the USAC Midget, Sprint and Championship Car series, racing in the 1961-1964 seasons, with 49 career starts, including each Indianapolis 500 contest in that span. He finished in the top ten 25 times, with one victory, in 1962 at Phoenix. His 7th place finish at the 1961 Indianapolis 500 earned him co-Rookie of the Year honors with Parnelli Jones.
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Eastern States Expo Speedway, West Springfield, MA.
Otis Stine won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Eastern States Expo Speedway, West Springfield, MA.
Bill Schindler won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA.
Jimmy Gibbons won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Shelby Fairgrounds,Shelby, NC.
Duane Carter won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Morgan County Speedway, Jacksonville, IL.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Enid Motor Speedway, Enid, OK.
Bob Sweikert won the AAA Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Eastern States Expo Speedway, West Springfield, MA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Nashville Fairgrounds (1.0d), Nashville, TN.
Danny Kladis , driving the Nyquist #29, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA.
Chuck Rodee won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Bert Brooks won the URC Sprint Car race over Lou Johnson at the Shelby Fairgrounds,Shelby, NC.
Bill Randall won the ARDC Midget race at the Eastern States Expo Speedway, Springfield,MA.
Johnny Thomson... Died ... AAA / USAC . He won the 1952 AAA Eastern division Midget championship. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1953-1960 seasons with 69 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in each season. He finished in the top ten 43 times, with 7 victories. His best Indy finish was third in 1959. Roy Sherman, the first National Midget Champion, was his chief mechanic for several Indy 500s. He was the first driver to win a 100 mile dirt track race in less than an hour at Langhorne, Pennsylvania. His champ car's average speed was 100.174 miles per hour. Thomson was the 1958 USAC Sprint Car Series champion. He won the Eastern Sprint Car championship in 1954. He died at a sprint car event at the 1960 edition of the Allentown Fair when his car crashed through the fence and flipped into the infield. Thomson was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1996 and the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1997.
Jim Packard , driving the Flynn #5, won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA. Jim Hurtubise was second followed by A.J. Foyt, Jiggs Peters and Roger McCluskey.
Eddie Sachs won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 100 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Jim Hurtubise was second followed by Rodger Ward, Don Branson and Al Keller.
Len Zengel... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's
Larry Dickson won the 30 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds , Reading, PA.
Gary Congdon ... Died ... USAC midget, sprint and Indy car driver. Congdon died in Terre Haute, Indiana in a crash in a midget car race.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 200 on the 1 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Gordon Johncock was second followed by Bobby Unser, Jim McElreath and Bud Tingelstad.
Jimmy Caruthers won the 50-lap USAC Midget race at the Raceway Park in Colorado Springs, CO. Billy Shuman was second followed by Lee Kunzman, Rick Goudy and Spyder Anderson.
Sonny Hutchins won the Late Model Sportsman race at the Beltsville Speedway, Beltsville, MD. Melvin Bradley was second followed by Bobby Ballentine, Reds Kagle and Charlie Wierman.
Bobby Unser won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 300 on the 1.5 Mile Paved Oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Mark Donohue was second followed by Joe Leonard, Billy Vukovich, Jr and Mike Mosley.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Harry Gant at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Terry Labonte at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Kevin Gobrecht... Died ... Pennsylvania Sprintcar driver. Kevin Gobrecht was 30 years old when he was killed in a violent sprint-car crash at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska. Today, the World of Outlaws rookie of the year receives the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, named for the driver known on the Central Pennsylvania circuit as The G Man. After a successful career racing micro sprints, Gobrecht won his first sprint-car feature in mid-1995, and in 1996, victories came more frequently. He posted victories driving for various sprint-car owners before he got the call from Dave Blaney to drive his World of Outlaws car in 1999. Gobrecht posted his biggest victory when he picked up the $100,000 top prize for winning The Big One at Eldora Speedway. It was his last victory.
Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR Winston Cup MBNA.com 400 over Johnny Benson at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
Jeff Burton wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Dover 400 over Carl Edwards at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.