Steve Butler ... Born ... He won six national driving championships in USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown open-wheel racing. Butler was highly regarded for his technical skills and performed chief mechanic duties on several of his winning race cars. He also communicated his view of racing to fans both as author and television commentator. Despite a relatively brief racing career (1981-1993), Butler is an inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He retired at age 37 to pursue both an engineering career and more time with his growing family.
Tommy Hinnershitz, driving the Pfrommer #4, won the 25-lap USAC Sprint Car race over Eddie Sachs at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA. (Click here for the race report.)