Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, Essex Junction, VT.
Tony Bettenhausen won the DuQuoin 150 AAA Champ Car race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL. Walt Faulkner was second followed by Sam Hanks, Chuck Stevenson and Henry Banks.
Bill Schindler won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Flemington Fair Speedway, Flemington, NJ.
Jerry Grant became the first USAC driver to break 200 miles per hour. He accomplished the feat in qualifying at the Ontario (CA) Motor Speedway, completing a 2.5 mile lap in 44.7 seconds. Roger McCluskey won the race.
David Pearson won the NASCAR Winston Cup Southern 500 over Bill Elliott at the Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC.