Marco Greco ... Born ... A Brazilian race car driver who competed in the Indy Racing League from 1996 to 1999. His best finish in the season points was 4th in 1997. He made four starts in the Indianapolis 500 with a best finish of 14th in 1998. He previously competed in the CART World Series in full seasons in 1993 for Sovereign Motorsports and in 1994 for Arciero Racing and partial seasons in 1995 and 1996 for Dick Simon Racing, Galles Racing, and Team Scandia.
Wendell Scott took first place in the Grand National race at the one-mile dirt track Speedway Park in Jacksonville, FL, becoming the first black driver ever to win a NASCAR event.
Dan Gurney won the Rex Mays 300 USAC Indy Car race on the 2.6-mile Riverside International Raceway road course, Riverside, CA. Bobby Unser was second followed by Lloyd Ruby, Skip Scott, Rick Muther and Johnny Rutherford.
Ron Shuman won the AMRA Midget race over Jimmy Sills, Tony Elliott, Eric Wilkins and P.J. Jones at the Yuma Raceway, Yuma, AZ.