Eddie Sachs won the AAA Sprint car feature at the Fort Wayne Speedway, Fort Wayne, IN.
Wally Campbell won the AAA Eastern Sprint car feature at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Fred Lorenzen led the final 332 laps to win the NASCAR Grand National 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway. It was Lorenzen's 4th straight win at Martinsville. A late charge by Marvin Panch fell 2 car lengths short. The story of the race was the incredible charge by Junior Johnson. Johnson was leading when he blew a tire and lost a lap & a half in the pits. Johnson put on a stunning charge to regain the lead in just 32 laps. On lap 178, Johnson held a 17 second lead when the left front wheel collapsed. After again losing time in the pits, Johnson began another charge, working his way to 3rd before another blown tire sent his Ford into the wall on lap 258.
Jim McElreath won the rain shortened USAC Championship race on the 1 mile paved Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ. The race was halted after 87 of the 100 laps.
Harry Gant won the Virginia National Bank 500 over Butch Lindley at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Andy Hillenburg won the Sprint Car race at the Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN. Jeff Gordon set fast time, won the dash and flipped in the feature.(Click here for the race report.)