William Denver... Born ... He drove in the Indy 500 in 1930 finishing 23rd. In 1931 he was back driving relief for Al Aspen in his Duesenberg from lap 112 to lap 161. Aspen finished 14th. He returned to the 'Brickyard' in 1933 but on the 28th of May he crashed in practice driving the Brady & Nardi Studebaker entered by Ray T. Brady. Denver and his mechanic Hugh "Bob" Hurst were both thrown from the car when it crashed over the northeast turn wall, hit a tree and burst into flames. Bill Denver broke his neck and died four days later on June 1st. His riding mechanic Bob Hurst died at the scene.
H.A. "Stubby" Stubblefield drove to his only AAA Championship race win, taking the 100 mile race on the 1 mile oiled dirt Roby Speedway in Hammond, Indiana. Stubblefield averaged 76.27 mph in his Miller/Adams. It was also the only Championship trail race on the Roby track.
Charlie Glotzbach... Born ...NASCAR Grand National / Winston Cup driver 1960's, 70's, 80's & 90's. Glotzbach was named the 1964 ARCA series Rookie of the Year. He also attempted to qualify for the 1969 and 1970 Indianapolis 500 races, but failed to qualify for both.
Myron Fohr won the 100 mile AAA Championship race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Trenton International Speedway, Trenton, NJ.
NASCAR staged its first Grand National event at the Charlotte, North Carolina Fairgounds, marking the birth of NASCAR racing as we know it today. A crowd of 13,000 watched as Jim Roper won the inaugural event on the three-quarter mile dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds. Future legend, Lee Petty finished 17th in his first NASCAR race after rolling his car, a '48 Buick Roadmaster he borrowed from a neighbor.
Harry Eckert won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Tioga Motorsports Park,Owego, NY
Jackie Holmes won the AAA Sprint Car race over Troy Ruttman at the Dayton Speedway,Dayton, OH
Jimmy Bryan won the 100 mile AAA Championship race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA. Bob Sweikert was second followed by Don Freeland, Mike Magill and Pat O'Connor. Because of accidents and rain, the first 44 laps were run on June 19th and the remaining 56 laps completed on June 26th.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Burlington Fairgrounds,Burlington, IA
Bert Brooks won the URC Sprint Car race over Lou Johnson at the Canandaigua Speedway,Canandaigua, NY
Jimmy Bryan... Died ... He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1952-1960 seasons with 72 starts, including each year's Indianapolis 500 race. Bryan won the 1958 Indianapolis 500 and the 1954(AAA), 1956 and 1957(USAC) National Championship. His 1960 Indy ride lasted 152 laps before motor problems forced him out. Then Bryan agreed to return to dirt track racing as a favor to two old friends, the owners of the Langhorne, PA, track. His car flipped on the first lap and he died immediately.
Jim Hurtubise won the 100 mile USAC Championship race on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA. Jim Packard was second followed by Gene Force, Cotton Farmer and Roger McCluskey. Jimmy Bryan died in a first lap accident.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA
Mitch Smith won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Dick Tobias was second followed by Don Nordhorn, Larry Dickson and Rollie Beale. ( Click here for the race report. )
Robbie Kendall won the 410 Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA.. Tucker Klaasmeyer was second followed byChase Dietz, Freddie Rahmer and Chris Arnold.
Sheldon Haudenschild won the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, WI. Giovanni Scelzi was second followed by David Gravel, Brad Sweet and Carson Macedo. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Paul McMahan won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car race at the Portsmouth Raceway Park, Portsmouth, OH. Hunter Schuerenberg was second followed by Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney and Tim Shaffer. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN. Kyle Busch earned his 100th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Justin Allgaier finished second followed by Harrison Burton, Josh Berry and AJ Allmendinger.