A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1-mile dirt oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA. Don Branson was second followed by Elmer George, Jim Hurtubise and Parnelli Jones.
Johnny Rutherford won the USAC sanctioned Miller High Life Bobby Ball Memorial 150 on the 1-mile paved oval Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Gordon Johncock, Danny Ongais and Al Unser.
Jeff Heywood won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena, CA. Danny McKnight was second followed by Rich Vogler, Wally Pankratz and Lonnie Caruthers.
Sammy Swindell won the opening night's preliminary race of the 20th annual Valvoline / Coors Western World Sprint Car Championship at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ. (Click here for the race report.)