Eddie Sachs won the USAC sanctioned Trenton 100 on the 1 mile paved oval Trenton International Speedway in Trenton, NJ. Tony Bettenhausen was second followed by Eddie Johnson, Gene Force and Don Branson. (Click here for the race report.)
Larry Rice won the Hut Hundred USAC Midget race at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN. Merle Bettenhausen was second followed by Billy Renshaw, Don Vogler and Mike McGreevy.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Nick Fornoro Sr... Died ... Nick was the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) driving champion in 1950, and he was the first NASCAR Midget driving champion in 1953. After retiring, he went on to be one of the best starters (flaggers) ever, starting out here in the Northeast and eventually ending up as the flagger for two hundred consecutive Championship Auto Racing Teams Indy Car Series races (CART), serving in that position from 1979 to 1992. In 1993 he was the honorary starter for the Indianapolis 500.