Dana Carter ... Born ... USAC and CART driver from the 1970s and 80s. Son of Duane Carter, brother of Pancho Carter and half brother of Johnnie Parsons Jr. Dana died on May 5th in 1983 of a heart attack after finishing second in a midget race in Indianapolis.
Larry Dickson won the Sprint Car race over Dean Mast and Bobbie Adamson at the Debo Speedway, Steubenville, OH.
Jud Larson won the Sprint Car race over Don Elliott, Lloyd Beckman, Jerry Weld and RayLee Goodwin at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka, KS.
Gordon Johncock won the Rocky Mountain 150 USAC Championship race on the 2.66-mile road course Continental Divide Raceway, Castle Rock, CO. Dan Gurney was second followed by A.J. Foyt, Jerry Grant and Roger McCluskey.
Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 over Geoff Bodine at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.