Tommy Milton ... Died ... Milton was blind in the right eye at birth and had poor vision in his left eye. Yet he was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 twice, in 1921 and 1923. He was also the first to win the national driving championship two years in a row, in 1920 and 1921. He began racing on dirt tracks in the Midwest in 1914 and won his first major victory at Providence, RI, in 1917. Milton won five of nine championship races in 1919 before suffering severe burns when his car burst into flames during a race at Uniontown, NJ. In 1920, he not only won the driving championship, he set a new land speed record of 156.046 mph in a special 16-cylinder Duesenberg that he helped to design. He retired from competition after the 1925 season. Milton became chief steward of the Indianapolis 500 from 1949 to 1957, when he retired because of poor health.
Milton had 17 victories in 85 races on dirt tracks and finished in the top five 35 other times.
Adam Petty ... Born ... The son of Kyle Petty, he was widely expected to become the next great Petty, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather Richard, and great-grandfather Lee. He was the first fourth generation athlete in all of of sports to participate in the chosen profession of his generations. On May 12, 2000, Petty was practicing his Busch Series car at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the next day's 200-lap event when the throttle of his car stuck and sent him head-on into a wall. The impact killed Petty immediately.
Kyle Busch won his record 102nd NASCAR Xfinity Series race the Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA. Jeb Burton finished second followed by Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Ty Dillon.
Andrew Krause won the Summer Thunder 100 lap Modified stock car race at Wall Stadium Speedway, Wall Township, NJ. Jimmy Blewett was second followed by Eddie McCarthy, Steven Reed, Blake Barney, Tyler Truex, Jonathan Mandato, Kyle Scisco, Tommy Martino, Jr. and Joey Merlino.
Jeff Strunk won the T.P. Trailers Modified Feature over Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler, Craig Von Dohren and Jared Umbenhauer at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA. The T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Firecracker 40 Feature was won by Brian Hirthler over Kyle Lilick, Jesse Landis, Dylan Hoch and Jimmy Leiby.
Spencer Bayston won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 race at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH. Cory Eliason was second followed by Bill Balog, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Brent Marks, Justin Peck, Zeb Wise, Cap Henry and Hunter Schuerenberg.
Brad Sweet won the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race over Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, James McFadden and Aaron Reutzel. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Mark Smith won the United Racing Club (URC) 360 National Open at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA. Pat Cannon finished second followed by Jason Shultz, Derek Locke, Michael Walter, Devin Borden, Josh Weller, Jordan Thomas, Adam Carberry and Alex Bright.
Anthony Macri won the 410 Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA. Lucas Wolfe was second followed by Logan Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Jeff Halligan, Kody Lehman, Steve Buckwalter, Trenton Sheaffer, AJ Flick and Tyler Walton.
Brian Spencer won the Northeast Wingless Sprint (NEWS) feature over Rich Mellor, Mick D'Agastino, Heidi Hedin, Eric Jennings, Shea Wills, Stan Ploski, Larry Drake, Rob Ward and Eric Miller at the New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt, NJ. The Vahlco Wheels Modified Feature was won by Brandon Grosso over Mike Gular, Billy Pauch Jr , David Van Horn, David Burns, Dakota Kessler, Chris Grbac, Louden Reimert, Cale Ross and Kory Fleming. Pat Wall won the Crate Modified Feature over Anthony Tramontana, Johnny Bangs, Will Protinick, Ryan Simmons, Justin Grosso, Tom Princiotta, Ryan Heim, Will Dupree and Jon Meyer.
Sam Martz Sr. won the Foley Cat Modified feature over Dominick Buffalino, Ryan Krachun, Ryan Godown, Joseph Watson, Alex Yankowski, Clay Butler, Jim Britt, Ryan Watt and Tommy Beamer at the Bridgeport Speedway, Swedesboro, NJ. The South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman feature was won by Steve Kemery followed by Sammy Martz Jr., Travis Hill, Matt Elery, Brett Ballard, Jim Dallett, Tom Sherby, John Stevenson, Howard Huepful and Ray Woodall.