Bob Sweikert... Died ... AAA / USAC driver. Best known as the winner of the 1955 Indianapolis 500 and the 1955 National Championship, as well as the 1955 Midwest Sprint car championship - the only driver in history to sweep all three in a single season. His "Indy 500" win was over-shadowed by the fatal crash of two-time winner Bill Vukovich during the race earlier that day. Sweikert finished sixth at Indianapolis the following May, but then died weeks later, at age 30, in 1956 after crashing a Sprint car at Salem Speedway.
Bobby Courtwright won the URC Sprint Car race over Lou Johnson at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA. Bert Brooks was second followed by Toby Tobias, Lucky Loux and Chuck Arnold.
Pat Flaherty won the USAC Eastern Sprint Car race over Al Keller at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Johnny Thomson won the USAC Eastern Sprint Car race over Dick Rathmann at the Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA. The race was scheduled for April 22, but rained out after qualifications.
Pat OConnor won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN. Eddie Sachs was second followed by Elmer George, Ed Elisian and Don Branson. Bob Sweikert died after crashing his Sprint car during the race.
Justin Grant won the 30-lap USAC Amsoil Sprint Car National Championship Eastern Storm Round #3 at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, PA. Robert Ballou finished second followed by C.J. Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Brady Bacon . Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Justin Peck won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car race at the Muskingum County Speedway , Dresden, OH. Spencer Bayston was second followed by Tyler Courtney, DJ Foos and Cale Conley. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Brad Sweet won the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the 34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA. Carson Macedo was second followed by David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Giovanni Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, James McFadden, Sheldon Haudenschild, Donny Schatz and Brian Brown Click to watch the feature highlights video.