Wilbur Shaw won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse Race on the 1-mile dirt oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. Frank Brisko was second followed by Fred Winnai, Zeke Meyer and Paul Bost.
Billy Vukovich III... Born ... He was a three time starter of the Indianapolis 500. The grandson of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Vukovich and the son of Bill Vukovich II, Vukovich III was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Billy was killed in a sprint car race at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA, in 1990. His grandfather was killed while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500.
Bobby Unser won the CART California 500 Indy Car race on the 2.5-mile paved oval at the Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA. Johnny Rutherford was second followed by Rick Mears, Al Unser and Tom Gloy.
Tim Richmond won the NASCAR Winston Cup Southern 500 over Bobby Allison at the Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC.