Alton Soules... Died ... AAA Board track driver 1920 & 1921. On October 1, 1921 at the 1 Mile Board Oval Fresno Speedway Fresno, California, Alton Soules and his mechanic Harry Earner went over the top rail on the southwest turn and dropped over 50 feet to their death.
Tony Bettenhausen won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Neal Carter was second followed by Chuck Stevenson, Fred Agabashian and Cecil Green.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Trenton International Speedway, Trenton, NJ.
John Moore won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee, OK.
Bill Mackey won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH
Al Herman won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA.
Roy Graham won the ARDC Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds,Bloomsburg, PA.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds,Allentown, PA.
Danny Jones won the CRA Sprint Car race over Colby Scroggin, Russ Long, Jack Austin and Bob Pratt at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Al Keller won the ARDC Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds,Bloomsburg, PA.
Billy Wood won the USAC Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
Jerry Shumaker won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City,OK.
Bobby Hersh won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Gene Brown won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Nazareth Raceway, Nazareth, PA.
A.J. Foyt won the Hut Hundred USAC Midget race over Arnie Knepper and Roger McCluskey at the Terre Haute Action Track , Terre Haute, IN.
Dick Tobias won the Super Modified race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Johnny Mackison was second followed by Johnny Dubendorf, Moe Harden and Dizzy Dean.
Jerry Weld won the Sprint Car race at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka, KS.
Bruce Walkup won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Whiteman Stadium, Pacoima,CA.
Billy Vukovich won the USAC Midget race at the Kearney Bowl, Fresno,CA.
Richard Petty won his tenth straight NASCAR Grand National stockcar race, at North Wilksborough.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Mario Andretti was second followed by George Snider, Carl Williams and Johnny Rutherford.
Ray Tilley won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Gus Linder was second followed by Mitch Smith, Ted Wise and Buddy Cochran.
Jimmy Caruthers won the 100-lap USAC Midget race over Danny Caruthers, Dave Strickland, Danny O'Neill and Billy Renshaw at the San Jose Speedway, San Jose,CA.
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Buzzie Reutimann, Don Kreitz, Kenny Brightbill and Gerald Chamberlain each won 25-lap feature races at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, Reading,PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Kenny Weld won the Atlantic Racing Club Midget race at the Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg,PA. Jack Rabold was second followed by Jack Crawford, Spike Gillespie and Bob Klingerman.
Jan Opperman won the ARDC Midget race over Leigh Earnshaw, Jerry Stover, Billy Hughes and Duke Pavlick at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Daily Empress Indy Silverstone on the 2.932 Mile Road Course Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, England. Rick Mears was second followed by Tom Sneva, Gordon Johncock and Johnny Rutherford.
Cale Yarborough won the NASCAR Winston Cup Wilkes 400 over Darrell Waltrip at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
Richard Petty announced that he will retire after the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup season.
Mark Martin won the NASCAR Winston Cup Holly Farms 400 over Rusty Wallace at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC.
Tony Stewart won the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA AutoCare 500 over Dale Earnhardt at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Tony Stewart won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods over Casey Mears at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS.