Ralph DePalma won the 100 Mile AAA sanctioned Kalamazoo Race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Ralph DePalma won the 255 Mile AAA sanctioned Elgin Race on the 8.5 Mile Elgin Road Race Course in Elgin, Illinois. Tommy Milton was second followed by Jimmy Murphy Ralph Mulford and Eddie O'Donnell.
Jimmy Daywalt ... Born ... Jimmy drove AAA sprint cars and in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1950, 1953-1957, 1959, and 1961-1962 seasons with 20 starts. He finished in the top ten 3 times. His best finish was in the 1953 Indianapolis 500, where he finished 6th and was named Rookie of the Year.
Tommy Williams... Born ... Long time New Jersey TQ Midget Car owner.
Frank Farmer ... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's and 30's. Farmer made 10 Championship Car starts in his career with a best finish of 3rd in the June 1930 race at Altoona Speedway. He was killed in a crash at Woodbridge Speedway.
Chet Gardner won the 100 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Ted Horn was second followed by Rex Mays, Floyd Roberts and Tony Willman.
Johnnie Parsons won the 200 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile dirt oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Walt Brown was second followed by Rex Mays, Bayliss Levrett and Emil Andres.
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Gene Aldridge, Cliff Griffith, Al Keller and Joe James at the Iowa State Fairgrounds,Des Moines, IA.
Spider Webb won the AAA Sprint Car race over Troy Ruttman and Bill Holland at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds,St. Paul, MN.
Jimmy Gibbons won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Tioga Motorsports Park,Owego, NY.
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines, IA.
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS.
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS.
Forrest Parker won the AAA Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
Joe Barzda won the AAA Midget race at the New Uniontown Speedway, Uniontown,PA.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit,MI.
Red Amick won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD.
Pat Flaherty won the 250 Mile AAA Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. Tony Bettenhausen was second followed by Bob Sweikert, Art Cross and Johnny Boyd.
Eddie Sachs won the AAA Sprint Car race over Bob Sweikert at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway,Cedar Rapids, IA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway,Des Moines, IA.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN.
Johnny Beauchamp won the IMCA 100 Late Model Stock Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN. Beauchamp was giving the win after the first three drivers, Don White, Ernie Derr and Bob Burdick were disqualified for not driving stock machines.
Otto Harwi won the NASCAR Modified Stock Car race at the Alcyon Speedway, Pitman, NJ. Budd Olsen was second followed by Duke Southern, Al Tasnady, Bill Wark, Pee Wee Poblets, Glenn Guthrie, Fred Hearn, Vince Conrad and Bob Gemenden.
Bob Tattersall won the 25-lap Midget race at the Crundy County Fair, Mazon, IL.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
Gig Stephens and Dick Brown won the ARDC Midget feature races at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Len Sutton won the 200 Mile USAC Indy Car race on the 1 mile paved oval at the Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Dick Rathmann,Don Freeland and Gene Force.
Art Malone drove the 'Mad Dog IV' to a world record speed of 181.561 mph at Daytona International Speedway. Bill France had posted an award of $10,000 to anyone who could post a speed in excess of 180 mph on a closed course speedway. Bob Osiecki of Charlotte, NC took up the challenge. Osiecki installed a super charger Dodge 413 cubic-inch engine in an Indy roadster. Then he designed and installed a vertical stabilizer and a pair of inverted air foils, or upside down wings, to the chassis to aerodynamically stabilize the vehicle at speed.
Jerry Richert won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN.
Allen Heath won the CRA Sprint Car race over Buddy Lee at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Mel Kenyon won the USAC Midget race at the Baer Field Speedway, Fort Wayne,IN.