Bob Lazier... Born ... Lazier competed in many forms of motorsport in the 1970s including Formula 5000 and the SCCA Super V series. He raced in the CART series in 1981 completing all 11 events that year and was CART's Rookie of the Year for 1981. He finished 9th in points for Fletcher Racing Team and finished 4th two different times that year, the first at Watkins Glen then again two weeks later in Mexico. Lazier also competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500 starting 13th and finishing 19th after a blown engine caused him to retire the Penske PC-7 after 154 laps. He is the father of both 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier and Indy Racing League driver Jaques Lazier.
Jim Hettinger won the USAC Midget race at the Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC. Duane Sandy was second followed by Mike Streicher, Ken Schrader and Russ Gamester.