Al Loquasto ... Born ... Al drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series, racing in the 1969-1980 and 1982-1983 seasons, with 61 combined career starts, including the 1976 and 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 7th position in 1975 at Ontario. He also drove in the USAC Sprint Car division and competed in six NASCAR Cup Series events in his career. Loquasto died in a plane crash in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania July 31, 1991.
Rodger Ward won the AAA Championship race Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Sam Hanks was second followed by Don Freeland, Jack McGrath and Andy Linden.
Tony Romit won the URC Sprint Car race at the Delaware Int. Speedway, Delmar, DE.
Leon DeRock won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, IA
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
Larry Crockett won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem, IN.
Jan Opperman, in the Bogar # 99, won the Western PA Championship race at the Mercer Raceway Park , Mercer,PA. Kenny Weld, in the Bob Weikert # 29, was second followed by Bill Banick in the Cubic # 20, Ralph Quarterson in the Nick Lupe # 66 and Frank Raiti.
Vince Kadas won the UARA Midget race at the Sycamore Speedway, Sycamore,IL.
David Gravel won the 35-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the Huset's Speedway , Brandon, SD. Donny Schatz was second followed by Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson. Click to watch the feature highlights video.