Mike Wallace... Born ... NASCAR race car driver. He is a younger brother to Rusty Wallace, older brother to Kenny Wallace, and uncle to Steve Wallace.
Junior Johnson won the "150 mile" NASCAR Grand National race on a dusty Orange Speedway in Hillsboro, North Carolina. The race actually was 148.5 miles, but promoters still billed it as a "150". Actress Jayne Mansfield presented the trophy to Johnson, who won $1550 for his efforts on the 9/10 mile dirt track. Johnson's Ray Fox Chevrolet finished 2 seconds ahead of Jim Paschal's Petty Engineering Plymouth. Herman "The Turtle" Beam was running at the finish, the 84th consecutive race he had done so.
Parnelli Jones won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park, Gardena, CA.
Bobby Unser won the 5th annual 'California 500' USAC Indy Car race on the 2.5 mile Ontario Motor Speedway. Bobby beat brother Al to the line by six tenths of a second. A.J. Foyt led the first 22 laps before being sidelined after running over debris and damaging the oil reservoir on his Coyote. From there on, the Unser brothers were in command.