Earl Cooper won the 109 lap AAA sanctioned Phoenix Race on the 1-mile Phoenix Road Race Course in Phoenix, AZ.
Jimmy Vasser ... Born ... An American racing driver and race team owner. Vasser won the 1996 Champ Car championship with Chip Ganassi Racing, and scored ten victories in the series. Vasser was the last American to win the Champ Car championship.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Rich Vogler won the USAC Midget race at the Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA. Pancho Carter was second followed by Mel Kenyon, Tommy Thomas and Chuck Gurney.
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Atlanta Journal 500 over Davey Allison, and Bill Elliott was crowned the 1988 Winston Cup Champion at the Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA.