Bill Randall ... Born ... He raced sprint cars and midgets, winning the Eastern USAC Sprint Car title in 1957 and finishing third in the ARDC Midget Championship in 1961. In Champ Cars he raced at Daytona in 1959 in the USAC event driving a Kurtis 500C Offy, finishing 14th. He tried to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1961 but was unsuccessful. In 1962 he qualified for a race at Trenton driving a Kuzma but went out with a broken throttle. In other series he enjoyed considerable success winning races in events sanctioned by NEMA, BSRA, UCOA, ARDC and USAC.
He was killed in an ARDC Midget race at Lime Rock, a road course, in July 1963. As Midgets almost always raced on ovals many of the drivers were unfamiliar with right hand bends at racing speeds. On the first lap he colided with Len Thrall and Bert Brooks and rolled, sliding over 100 feet up side down. He died four days later from his injuries.
Harry Hartz drove his Miller to victory in the AAA 120 Mile Sesquicentennial Classic Main on the 1.5 Mile Board Oval Atlantic City Speedway in Hammonton, New Jersey. Hartz averaged 128.66 mph in winning on the track that featured turns banked at 45 degrees.
Wilbur Shaw drove his Miller to victory in the AAA Milwaukee 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Mel Hansen won the AAA Universal Speedways Race of Champions on the 1.062 Mile Dirt Oval Arlington Downs Raceway in Arlington, Texas.
Bill Randall won the AAA Midget race at the Norwood Arena, Norwood,MA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Riverside Stadium, Kansas City, MO.
Wally Campbell ... Died ... A stock car, midget, and sprint car racer from Trenton, New Jersey. He was the 1951 NASCAR Modified Champion and the 1953 AAA Eastern Division Sprint car rookie of the year. Wally was killed practicing for an AAA Midwestern Division sprint car race at Salem Indiana on July 17, 1954. He was one day past his 28th birthday. Campbell began his stock car career at Flemington Fairgrounds in New Jersey in 1947 where he promptly rolled the car over. By the end of 1947 he was the champion of the newly formed American Stock Car Racing Association (ASCRA). He finished 6th in points in 1948, then won the title in both 1949 and 1950. 1951 brought the NASCAR Modified title and in 1952 he finished 2nd in points to Buck Baker in the NASCAR Speedway division. In 1953 he won five AAA sprint car races after getting a late start in August. He attempted qualifying at Indianapolis in 1954 but was sent home to get "more experience". He made two AAA Championship Car race starts later that year at Langhorne Speedway and Darlington Speedway but failed to finish in both races. He was leading the AAA Eastern Division in points at the time of his death.
Al Herman won the AAA Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis,IN.
Jim McWithey won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Memphis-Ark Speedway (1.5d),Lehi, AR.
Al Herman won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Reading Fairgrounds,Reading, PA.
Joe Barzda won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium,Old Bridge, NJ.
Eddie Gallione won the URC Sprint Car race at the Tioga Motorsports Park,Owego, NY.
Gene Force won the USAC Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
Danny Oakes won the USAC Midget race at the Galesburg Speedway, Galesburg,MI.
Rodger Ward won the 20 lap USAC Midget race at the Illiana Speedway, Schererville, IN.
Red Riegel won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
Leroy Warriner won the USAC Midget race at the Mazon Speed Bowl, Mazon,IL.
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Sprint Car race over Don Branson and Eddie Sachs at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton,OH.
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race over Dave McMillin, Ralph Quarterson, Augie Jarvis and Bob Dalson at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH.
Dwight Brown won the USAC Midget race at the Pittsfield Speedway, Pittsfield,IL.
Joe Csiki won the ARDC Midget race at the Norwood Arena, Norwood,MA.
Bob McCoy won the CRA Sprint Car race over Bobby Hogle, Don Melton, Ned Spath and Allen Heath at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Ronnie Evans won the ARDC Midget race at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
Tommy Copp won the USAC Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis,IN.
Johnny Rutherford won the USAC Sprint Car race over Red Riegel, Roger McCluskey, A.J. Foyt and Bobby Unser at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Earl Halaquist, in the George Nesler # 1, won the URC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,VA. Lou Johnson was second followed by Dick Mealy. ( Click here for the race report. )
Ray Tilley won the Super Modified race over Mitch Smith, Johnny Dubendorf, Junior Ritchey and Bryan Osgood at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Johnny Moorhouse won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park, Gardena, CA.
Roger McCluskey won the USAC Sprint Car race over Mario Andretti at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee,OK.
Ernie McCoy won the ARDC Midget race at the Nazareth Raceway, Nazareth,PA.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Midget race at the Saugus Speedway, Saugus,CA.
Tommy McAndrew won the ARDC Midget race over Pancho Carter, Jim Kirk, Johnny Coy and Johnny Mann at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta,NY.
Gary Bettenhausen won the USAC Midget race at the Madison Int. Speedway, Madison,WI.
Mitch Smith won the Super Sprint Car race over Jan Opperman, Tom Spriggle, Jim Sheaffer and Ed Zirkle at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Mitch Smith won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA.
Benny Parsons won the NASCAR Winston Cup Nashville 420 over Richard Petty at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
Rollie Beale won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH.
Danny Ongais won the Norton 200 USAC Indy Car race at the 2 Mile Paved Oval Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan. Gordon Johncock finished second followed by Johnny Rutherford, Tom Sneva and Larry Dickson.
Geoffrey Bodine won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 500 over Ward Burton at the Pocono Raceway, Pocono, PA
Juan Manuel Fangio ... Died ... A driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing. He won five Formula One World Driver's Championships , a record which stood for 46 years, with four different teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati), a feat that has not been repeated since. Many still consider him to be the greatest driver of all time.
Tony Stewart won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup New England 300 over Kurt Busch at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.