Ralph DePalma won the AAA sanctioned Vanderbilt Cup on the 7.88-mile Wauwatosa Road Race Course in Milwaukee, WI.
Paul Goldsmith... Born ... A motorcycle Hall of Famer and former USAC and NASCAR driver. Goldsmith was a famous AMA motorcycle racer during the late 1940s through the mid-1950s. He was the winner of the final stock car race at the famous Daytona Beach Road Course in 1958. He was also the only driver to win the Daytona Beach Road course both in a stock car and on a motorcycle. Goldsmith was the 1961 USAC Stock Car Champion, with 7 poles, 10 wins, 16 top-five finishes in 19 races. Goldsmith won his second consecutive USAC championship in 1962 with 6 poles, 8 wins, and 15 top-five finishes in 20 races. Goldsmith competed in 8 races in the USAC Championship Car series, between 1958 and 1963 with 6 of those starts in the Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top five twice at Indy, following up a 5th place finish in 1959 with a 3rd in 1960.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Holly Farms 400 over Dale Earnhardt at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
John Force became the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the 1/4-mile in less than 4.8 seconds when he clipped off a 4.787 second pass at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX.