Walter Baker becomes the first man to unofficially exceed 100 mph over 1 km in his electric powered "Torpedo", at the South Shore Boulevard in Staten Island, NY. Unfortunately, a wreck at the end of his run prevented it from becoming an official record.
Louis LeCocq ... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's. LeCocq and his riding mechanic Robert Bandini were killed in the 1919 Indianapolis 500 after their "Roamer" had its fuel tank ruptured, and exploded.
Elmer George... Died ... He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956-1963 seasons with 64 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1957, 1962, and 1963. He finished in the top ten 36 times, with one victory, in 1957 at Syracuse. George was also the 1957 USAC Sprint Car Series champion. Elmer George was married to Mari Hulman George, daughter of Tony Hulman, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Elmer and Mari's son is Tony George, founder of the Indy Racing League, and current CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On race day, May 31, 1976, Elmer George argued by telephone with a horse trainer at the family farm near Terre Haute. After the race, George drove to the farm and confronted the trainer. George was shot and died the next day.
Greg Moore won the Miller 200 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for his first CART victory.
Eric Norris ,son of actor Chuck Norris, makes his Craftsman Truck Series debut, finishing 37th in the Pennzoil Discount Center 200 at New Hampshire. Norris has competed in 19 truck races and two Nationwide races in his career. His best finish is a 12th at Texas in 2005.
Kyle Larson, fresh off his win in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup race the night before, won the 35-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, IN.
Logan Schuchart was second followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Buddy Kofoid and Kerry Madsen. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Freddie Rahmer won the 35-lap "HANK GENTLZER MEMORIAL" 410 Sprint Car feature at the Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA. Ryan Smith was second followed by Chad Trout, Brandon Rahmer and Tyler Ross. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Lance Dewease won the "Bob Weikert Memorial" FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA, Anthony Macri was second followed by Logan Wagner , Hunter Schuerenberg and Mike Wagner. Click to watch the feature highlights video.