Davey Hamilton ... Born ... Hamilton had been proficient in supermodified racing, as a frequent winner in various supermodified races, usually held in the northern areas of the United States. Driver in the CART, USAC and IRL series. He has made 49 series starts and while never winning a race, finished second 3 times. He placed second in series points in the 1996-1997 season and again in 1998. He retired from the cockpit in 2001 after a serious crash at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamilton has undergone 21 operations to reconstruct his feet. He began standing after five months, and spent one year in a wheelchair. Hamilton became the color commentator for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network broadcasts. He later began driving the 2-seater IndyCar, which gives rides to VIPs and celebrities at IndyCar Series races. Hamilton returned to IndyCars for the 2007 Indianapolis 500, driving for Vision Racing. Qualifying 20th, Hamilton placed 9th after the race was ended early on lap 166 due to rain. For 2008, Hamilton again signed with Vision Racing to run in the 92nd Indianapolis 500 and finished 14th.
Tommy Copp won the USAC Midget race at the Flat Rock Speedway, Flatrock, MI.
Kyle Larson won the NASCAR All-Star Race and earned a $1 million paycheck at the Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX. It was Larson's second NASCAR All-Star Race victory in three seasons. Brad Keselowski finished second .2 seconds back followed by Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney.
Mark Smith used a rare start behind the wheel of Mike Heffnerís number 72 Sprint Car to take the first Sprint Car ever held at the Championship Action Track USA. Kutztown, PA. Lucas Wolfe was second followed by Tyler Ross, Ryan Taylor, Zack Bealer, Dallas Schott, Tyler Esh, Dominic Melair, Tyler Reeser, and Dave Brown finishing out the top ten.
Bobby Unser Jr. ... Died ... Bobby died of blood clots following surgery for a broken hip at the age of 65. His racing career was not as extensive as his fatherís, he had several notable successes. He won several races at Speedway Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix. At the notoriously challenging Pikeís Peak Hill Climb, he came in second place twice, once after surviving a crash while qualifying. In later years, Unser became a stunt driver and stunt coordinator for movies and TV, working on shows including "Walker, Texas Ranger." He was also a drummer and a horse breeder. Unserís death comes just six weeks after his fatherís death from natural causes.