A.J. Foyt won the USAC-sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1-mile dirt oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA. Bobby Marshman was second followed by Don Branson, Rodger Ward and Lloyd Ruby.
Johnny Mantz ... Died ... AAA / USAC and NASCAR driver from the 1940s and 50s. He made 17 starts in the AAA Championship Car series from 1948 to 1952, capturing a victory in his rookie season at the Milwaukee Mile as well as winning the Indianapolis Sweepstakes at Williams Grove Speedway. He was the first USAC Stock Car national champ in 1956. Mantz also made 12 NASCAR Grand National starts from 1950-1951 and 1955-1956. He won his third race, the first Southern 500 held at Darlington Raceway using truck tires which did not wear while his competitors had to stop and pit for new tires. It was his only NASCAR win.
Brett Hearn won the 100-lap Silver Anniversary edition of the Shaefer Light Eastern States 320 Modified Stock Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY. (Click here for the race report.)
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Kyle Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 500 over Ernie Irvan at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.