Bruce McLaren ... Born ... He was a race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. His name lives on in Team McLaren which has been one of the most successful in Formula One championship history, with McLaren cars and drivers winning a total of 19 world championships. McLaren cars totally dominated CanAm sports car racing with 56 wins, a considerable number of them with him behind the wheel, between 1967 and 1972 (and five constructors' championships), and have won three Indianapolis 500 races, as well as 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring.
Jud Larson won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Bobby Grim at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, IA.
Rich Vogler won the 100-mile Ted Horn Memorial USAC Indy Car race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL. Tom Bigelow was second followed by George Snider, Jack Hewitt and Bill Tyler.