Ted Johnson ... Born ... He briefly drove a midget in his early years before settling into a career as a china salesman, never could shake the racing bug and in 1978 he unveiled the World of Outlaws, a collection of the biggest names in sprint car racing that traveled around the country trying to swipe purses from local competitors. The series drew huge crowds, attracted national television audiences and major sponsorship all while competing nearly 100 times a year with Johnson calling the shots every step of the way.
Darrell Waltrip... Born ... A three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator.
Rich Vogler won the USAC Western Midget race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ.
Ken Schrader, in the Louis Seymour #29, won the USAC Silver Crown race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ.