Harry Thicksten ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's.
Joe James ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1950's. Joe started racing in the AAA National Championship in 1950 when he made five starts with a best finish of seventh at Detroit. In 1951 had had a best finish of fourth on the dirt oval at Denver. At Indy he retired after just eight laps with a broken driveshaft. He made 12 starts during the year. He had a number of top ten finishes in 1952. At Indy, driving a Kurtis Kraft 4000 Offy he finished 13th. Then late in the year, on the 2nd November, in the San Jose 100-Mile Race at the 1.0-mile dirt oval San Jose Speedway at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, James had qualified his Bob Estes Lincoln-Mercury entered Watson roadster second. At the start he grabbed the lead and led the first five laps before he was passed by Bobby Ball in his Kurtis 4000. James retook the lead on lap 26 and was dicing with Mike Nazaruk for first place when he clipped one of Nazaruk's tires. James' car was flipped into a series of rolls down the main straight before hitting the wall in Turn 1. Seriousely injured he was taken to hospital in San Jose but passed away three days later.
Jim Malloy... Born ... USAC driver 1950's , 60's and 70's. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1967-1972 seasons, with 61 career starts, including the 1968-1971 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 23 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1969 at Milwaukee. He also attempted to race in the 1966 Daytona 500 but only managed a 21st place finish in his qualifying race and failed to make the field. On Sunday Morning, May 14th 1972, he turned in a lap at 186mph and was going into the 3rd Turn when he lost control of the car. He had no time to apply the brakes and the Thermo King Eagle veered right and crashed almost head-on into the wall. There were skid marks for 75 feet and car parts scattered 150 yards away. A USAC official said it crumpled up the steering column and folded the tub right back into the rest of the car. It took more than 10 minutes to extricate Malloy, unconscious, fom the car. He had head injuries, fractures of both legs and hips, a broken right arm, and second-degree burns on his hands and feet. Never having regained consciousness, Malloy died four days later - five days before his 37th birthday.
Ted Horn , driving the Ted Horn #1, won the 30-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Bill Holland , driving the Malamud #29, won the 25 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Warner Park Raceway in Chattanooga, TN.
Ronnie Householder won the AAA Midget race at the Ionio Fairgrounds, Ionio, MI.
Jerry Sneva... Born ... Jerry is a former off-road driver who also drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1977-1982 seasons, with 26 combined career starts, including the 1977-1980 and 1982 Indianapolis 500 and was named 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. He finished in the top ten 5 times, with his best finish in 4th position in 1979 at Pocono. Jerry is the younger brother of 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva.
Dick Frazier won the AAA Midget race at the Sun Valley Speedway, Anderson, IN.
Red Hamilton won the AAA Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.
Frank Burany won the AAA Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.
Lee Petty, driving the Petty Enterprises 1954 Chrysler, won the 200 lap Grand National race over Buck Baker and Dick Rathmann at the 1/2 mile dirt Sharon Speedway, Sharon, PA
Johnny Key won the AAA Sprint Car race over Mike Nazaruk at the Winchester Speedway,Winchester, IN
Shorty Templeman won the 75 lap USAC Midget race at the Motor City Speedway, Detroit, MI.
Lloyd Ruby won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH.
Wally Dallenbach, Jr.... Born ... A former NASCAR Winston Cup driver. He competed in 226 Winston Cup races from 1991 to 2001, but had only 23 top 10 finishes and no wins. The son of legendary open wheel racer and former CART chief steward, Wally Dallenbach, Sr., Wally Jr. is also an accomplished road racer. Aside from NASCAR, Wally has raced in SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA Camel GT, CART, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Without a ride, Wally took up TV commentating in 2001, covering the NASCAR races.