David Bruce-Brown , the first American to win a Grand Prix, died in a practice accident for the American Grand Prize race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Eddie Rickenbacker took control of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Bob Veith... Born ... AAA and USAC driver. Ran the Championship Car series, racing from 1955 to 1968 with 63 starts. He finished in the top ten 37 times, with a best finish of 2nd twice, both in 1958. Veith qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 1956, finishing 7th that year to win the Rookie of the Year award. After another top 10 finish the next year, he qualified 4th in 1958 but was knocked out of the race in a first lap accident that killed Pat O'Connor. He competed in the 500 eight more times, with his last start coming in 1968.
Joe Sostilio won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield, PA.
Frank Armi won the AAA Midget race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena,CA.
Tony Bettenhausen won the AAA Midget race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena,CA.
Rex Easton won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the South Mountain Speedway (1/4p) , Phoenix, AZ.
Cliff Spaulding won the USAC Midget race at the Stockton 99 Speedway, Stockton,CA.
Bobby Abel won the Super Modified race over PeeWee Pobletts and Bob Myers at the Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA.
Burt Foland won the USAC Midget race at the San Jose Speedway, San Jose,CA.
Billy Shuman won the Sprint Car race over Bubby Jones at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ.
Gary Allbritain won the ASA Supermodified race over Bob Frey, Jerry Carman, Todd Gibson and John Batts at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
Lee Oldfield ... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
CART announced that PPG will be the organization's new title sponsor and the PPG Indy Car World Series was created.
Dean Thompson won the Pacific Coast Open Sprint Car race over Lealand McSpadden, Bubby Jones, Billy Shuman, Jeff Swindell, Doug Wolfgang and Tony Simon at the Ascot Park Speedway , Gardena,CA.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup American 500 over Bobby Allison at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Keith Kauffman, in the Bob Weikert # 29, won the Super Sprint Car race over Dave Kelly, Scott Tobias, Gerry Daneker and Bobby Weaver at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport,NJ.
Steve Kinser won the Sprint Car race over Dean Thompson, Bubby Jones, Sammy Swindell and Jimmy Oskie at the Speedway 117, Chula Vista,CA.
Bobby Davis Jr. won the 19th annual Valvoline/Coors Western World Sprint Car Championship at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Jimmy Hensley won the NASCAR 200-lap Busch Grand National race, George Kent won the Modified race and Mark Martin won the Late Model race as part of the NASCAR Winston Classic triple-header at the Martinsville Speedway's 40th anniversary celebration in Martinsville, VA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Don Jones won the 15th annual Snowball Derby Midget race and Doug Saunier won the 10th annual Sammy Sessions Memorial Supermodified race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN. ( Click here for the race report. )