Jerry Unser suffered very serious injuries in a crash during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500. He would die from his injuries 15 days later. Jerry was the first of the Unser family to compete at Indianapolis. His brothers Al and Bobby and his nephew Al Jr. have won the "500". His son Johnny and nephew Robby have also competed in the race.
Dutch Schaefer won the ARDC Midget race at the Empire Raceway, Menands,NY
Jackie Bergstrusser won the NASCAR Stock Car race at the Flemington Fairgrounds, Flemington,NJ Al Tasnady was second followed by Jackie McLaughlin and Bud Olsen.
Doug Garrison won the Stock Car race at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY.
Pete Corey won the Stock Car race over Bill Wimble, Kenny Shoemaker and Irish Jack Murphy at the Fonda Speedway,Fonda, NY.
Bill McCarthy won the 25-lap Stock Car race over Al Pomponio, Don Stumpf, Joe Kelly and Elton Hilgreth at the Wall Stadium, Belmar, NJ .
Jim Whitman won the Midget feature over Don Morris, Ed Wendt, Steve Lyzak, Bob Day and Lou Fray, and Jim Hendrickson won the Stock Car feature over Al DeAngelo, Axel Anderson, Bob Malzahn and George Tet at the Polo Grounds, New York, NY.
Ralph Smith won the Stock Car race over George Harvath, Larry Shurter, Russ Delp, Otto Harwi and Carl Van Horn at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY.
Bill Randall won the Midget race at the Norwood Arena, Norwood, Mass..
Kevin Gobrecht... Born ... Pennsylvania Sprintcar driver. Kevin Gobrecht was 30 years old when he was killed in a violent sprint-car crash at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska. Today, the World of Outlaws rookie of the year receives the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, named for the driver known on the Central Pennsylvania circuit as The G Man. After a successful career racing micro sprints, Gobrecht won his first sprint-car feature in mid-1995, and in 1996, victories came more frequently. He posted victories driving for various sprint-car owners before he got the call from Dave Blaney to drive his World of Outlaws car in 1999. Gobrecht posted his biggest victory when he picked up the $100,000 top prize for winning The Big One at Eldora Speedway. It was his last victory.
Ray Tilley, in the # 88 Bud Grimm Ford, won the Super Sprint Car feature over Lynn Paxton, Gus Linder, Bobbie Adamson and Kenny Weld, at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
Pato O'Ward won the XPEL 375 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race over Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon and Colton at the Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX.
Kyle Busch celebrated his birthday with a NASCAR Cup Series win by taking the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS. Kevin Harvick was second followed by Brad Keselowski, Matt Dibenedetto and Chase Elliott.
Sam Hafertepe Jr. won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Buckeye Cup 410 Race at the Tri-City Raceway Park, Franklin, Pa.. Tyler Courtney was second followed by Ian Madsen, Bill Balog and Cap Henry. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Brent Marks won the Kevin Gobrecht Classic 410 Sprint Car race at the BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA. Danny Dietrich was second followed by Anthony Macri, Ryan Smith and Dylan Norris. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Billy Pauch Jr won the Kevin Gobrecht Classic Modified Stock Car race at the BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA. Jeff Strunk was second followed by Jared Umbenhaver, Jack Butler, Lauden Reimert and Davey Sammons. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Bobby Unser...Died... Bobby from Albuquerque, New Mexico was a Three-time (1968, 1975 & 1981) Indianapolis 500 winner. Robert William Unser was an American automobile racer. He was the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser and the uncle of Al Unser Jr. and Johnny Unser. The Unser family has won the Indy 500 a record nine times, with Bobby and Al Sr. being the only set of brothers to win in the race's history. He was one of ten drivers to have won the Indianapolis 500 three or more times and one of only two (followed by Rick Mears) to have won the 500 in three decades (1968, 1975, 1981).