Tony Bettenhausen ... Died ... AAA / USAC driver from 1941 to 1961. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1941 and 1946-1961 seasons with 121 starts, including 14 in the Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 74 times, with 21 victories. He won the National Championship in 1951 after recording eight victories and two second place finishes in fourteen events. He announced his retirement from all racing but the Indianapolis 500 after the season. He decided to return full-time for the 1954 season. He was involved in a midget car wreck in Chicago. He suffered head injuries after striking a concrete wall. He was in critical condition for several days. He prearranged to co-drive with Chicago Gang friend Paul Russo in the 1955 Indianapolis 500. They finished second. In 1958 he became the only driver to win the national championship without a win. He was assured the title with a second place finish at Phoenix. He finished second in the national championship to Rodger Ward in 1959. Bettenhausen was killed in 1961 in a crash at Indianapolis while testing a car for Paul Russo. Bettenhausen was the father of three racing sons Gary Bettenhausen, Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. and Merle Bettenhausen.
Gib Orr won the Super Modified race over Lou Blaney, Bobbie Adamson, Jim Seese and Ernie Lowe at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA
Art Pollard ... Died ... He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1965-1973 seasons, with 84 career starts, including the 1967-1971 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 30 times, with 2 victories, both in 1969, at Milwaukee and Dover.
Pollard died in Indianapolis, Indiana as a result of injuries sustained in practice for the 1973 Indianapolis 500.
Jan Opperman, in the Bogar # 99, won the Super Sprint Car race over Lee Osborne, Mike Lloyd, Tom Spriggle and Dick Tobias at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Johnny Grum won the Super Sprint Car race over Elmer Ruby, Paul Pitzer, Ed Zirkle and Gary Howsare at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Jim Edwards won the Super Sprint Car race over Steve Smith, Kenny Weld, Dub May and Jay Myers at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA
Jim Shampine won the Super Modified race over Baldy Baker, Warren Coniam, Jim Cheney and Ernie Rowe at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY
Lee Kunzman won the USAC Sprint Car race over Billy Engelhart, George Snider, Sammy Sessions and Bruce Walkup at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis,IN
Adam Petty ... Died ... The son of Kyle Petty, he was widely expected to become the next great Petty, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather Richard, and great-grandfather Lee. He was the first fourth generation athlete in all of of sports to participate in the chosen profession of his generations. On May 12, 2000, Petty was practicing his Busch Series car at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the next day's 200-lap event when the throttle of his car stuck and sent him head-on into a wall. The impact killed Petty immediately.
Brad Sweet won the Drydene Gettysburg Clash World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the Lincoln Speedway , Abbottstown, PA, Brent Marks was second followed by Anthony Macri, David Gravel and Donny Schatz. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Kyle Larson won the Super Late Model race at the Brownstown Speedway , Brownstown, IN., Tanner English was second followed by Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar. Click to watch the feature highlights video.