Jimmy Murphy won the 150 mile 'Raisin Day Classic' AAA Championship race on the 30 degree banked 1 mile board Fresno Speedway in Fresno, California. Murphy averaged 115.65 mph in his Miller.
Greg Weld drove to victory in the USAC Sprint Car feature over Larry Dickson, Larry Cannon, Sammy Sessions and Lee Kunzman, on the 1/2 dirt oval at the Reading Fairgrounds in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Tiny Lund drove his Chevrolet Camaro to a 7th straight NASCAR Grand American series victory, winning the 'Beltsville 200' on the 1/2 mile paved Beltsville Speedway in Beltsville, Maryland.
Lloyd Ruby outdueld Mario Andretti and Al Unser to win the 200 mile USAC Championship race on the 1.5 mile peanut shaped Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ. It was the 7th, and final, Indy Car win for the 42 year old driver from Wichita Falls, Texas, who had only finished one prior start at Trenton.
Morgan Shepherd won the NASCAR GN 'Virginia 500' at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Shepherd's Cliff Stewart Pontiac crossed the line 16 seconds ahead of Neil Bonnett's Wood Brothers Ford with Ricky Rudd a lap down in 3rd in the DiGard Buick. It was the first GN win for Pontiac since 1963. Shepherd, 1980 NASCAR Sportsman champ, was making the 15th GN start of his career. Qualifying brought many surprises with Ricky Rudd on the pole, long time independent Buddy Arrington 3rd in his Dodge and short track ace Butch Lindley 4th while rookie Mike Alexander set a new track record in second round qualifying.
Drew Fornoro won the NEMA/ARDC Midget feature over Nick Fornoro Jr, John Heydenreich, Bruce Field and Dick Pole, at the Pocono Raceway (3/4 mile track), Long Pond, PA. (Click here for the race report.)