Barney Oldfield drove a Knox to sweep all three heats run of a best-of-five match race against heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, driving a Thomas Flyer. The event was held on a 1-mile dirt track at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY.
Gene Force won the AAA Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
Sammy Swindell... Born ... A three time World of Outlaws champion, winning the title in 1981, 1982, and 1997, with hundreds of A-main victories to his credit. He also competed in the CART series in 1985 and 1986 and failed to qualify for the 1987 Indianapolis 500 in a March-Pontiac. Swindell also competed in a full season of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1995, finishing 12th in points with 1 pole and 5 top-tens in the series' inaugural season. He also counts 10 Busch Series and 2 Winston Cup starts among his NASCAR accomplishments.
Jimmy Caruthers... Died ... USAC midget, sprint and Indy car driver from California. He won the 1975 USAC Silver Crown Series championship while suffering from cancer. He died of cancer before claiming his championship trophy.