Mark Billman... Born ... AAA racer 1930's. He was killed in the 1933 Indy 500.
Rex Mays... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's and 40's. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1995 and was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in the first class in 1990. He ran in 12 Indy 500's with a best finish of 2nd in both 1940 & 1941. He was killed in a crash during the only Champ Car race held at Del Mar Speedway in Del Mar, California in 1949.
Gordon Reid won the AAA Midget race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena, CA.
Mike Wallace... Born ... NASCAR race car driver. He is a younger brother to Rusty Wallace, older brother to Kenny Wallace, and uncle to Steve Wallace.
Ells Couse won the ATQMRA TQ Midget race at the indoor Teaneck Armory, Teaneck, NJ. Bobby Albert was second followed by Billy Spade, Jim Lacy, Bruno Brackey, George Cousin, Tony Bonadies and Len Duncan.
Bobby Brack won the Modified race over Jackie Evans and Bobby Allison at the Hialeah Speedway, Hialeah, FL.
Billy Cantrell won the 20-lap CRA Sprint Car race at the California Mid-Winter Fairgrounds, El Centro, CA. Colby Scroggin was second followed by Bobby Unser, Bobby Hogle, Russ Long and Allen Heath. During qualifying, 29-year old driver Bud Sterrett of National City, Ca lost his life after a series of end over end flips.
Junior Johnson won the "150 mile" NASCAR Grand National race on a dusty Orange Speedway in Hillsboro, North Carolina. The race actually was 148.5 miles, but promoters still billed it as a "150". Actress Jayne Mansfield presented the trophy to Johnson, who won $1550 for his efforts on the 9/10 mile dirt track. Johnson's Ray Fox Chevrolet finished 2 seconds ahead of Jim Paschal's Petty Engineering Plymouth. Herman "The Turtle" Beam was running at the finish, the 84th consecutive race he had done so.
Bob Wente won the 40 lap USAC Midget race at the Golden Gate Speedway, Tampa, FL.
Parnelli Jones won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park, Gardena, CA.
Len Duncan wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Bobby Unser won the 5th annual 'California 500' USAC Indy Car race on the 2.5 mile Ontario Motor Speedway. Bobby beat brother Al to the line by six tenths of a second. A.J. Foyt led the first 22 laps before being sidelined after running over debris and damaging the oil resevoir on his Coyote. From there on, the Unser brothers were in command.