Manny Ayulo... Born ... AAA driver from the 1940's and 50's. His efforts, along with those of friend and teammate Jack McGrath, helped establish track roadsters as viable Indy race cars. He ran the Indianapolis 500 five times and was killed in a crash while practicing for the 1955 Indianapolis 500.
Ted Duncan, driving the Johnny Pawl Offy , won the 50 lap Midget feature race over Ralph Pratt and Joe Garson at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Art Cross won the AAA Midget race at the Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford,CT.
Clay Robbins won the URA Midget race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Lou Johnson won the URC Sprint Car race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh,NC.
Rodger Ward won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Jimmy Bryan was second followed by Jud Larson, George Amick and Billy Garrett.
Don Carr won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport,LA.
Van Johnson won the USAC Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC Midget race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena,CA.
Tommy Copp won the USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Bob Morgan won the Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH.
Bobby Abel won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Gordon Johncock won the first National Open Super Modified race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Dick Good was second followed by Lou Blaney, Hank Jacoby and Bud Folkenroth.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Midget race at the Nevada State Fairgrounds, Reno,NV.
Johnny Capels won the 100 lap Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway (1/4d) , Phoenix, AZ.
Gerald Chamberlain won the Super Modified race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,VA. George Weaver was second followed by Irvin King, Red Nininger and Buddy Armel.
Jerry Blundy won the 100 lap CRA Sprint Car race at the California State Fairgrounds (1.0d) , Sacramento, CA. Bobby Hogle was second followed by Johnny Anderson, Wayne Weiler and Dick Fries.
Todd Gibson won the Supermodified race over Bentley Warren and Nolan Swift at the Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs,CT.
Bobbie Adamson, in the #35 Hawthorne Chevy, won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Ray Tilley was second followed by J.D. Leas, Lynn Paxton and Bobby Allen.
Rick Ferkel won the Pacific Coast Open Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Bubby Jones was second followed by Don Hawley, Clark Templeman and Jim Edwards.
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Nationwise 500 over Ron Bouchard at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Lealand McSpadden won the United Sprint Association (USA) Western World Championship Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ. Steve Siegel was second followed by Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, Ron Shuman and Mark Kinser.
Davey Allison won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 500 over Harry Gant at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Ricky Rudd won the NASCAR Winston Cup AC Delco 400 over Dale Jarrett at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Kurt Busch won the NASCAR Winston Cup Old Dominion 500 over Johnny Benson at the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA.
Ted Johnson ... Died ... He briefly drove a midget in his early years before settling into a career as a china salesman, never could shake the racing bug and in 1978 he unveiled the World of Outlaws, a collection of the biggest names in sprint car racing that traveled around the country trying to swipe purses from local competitors. The series drew huge crowds, attracted national television audiences and major sponsorship all while competing nearly 100 times a year with Johnson calling the shots every step of the way. Ted Johnson lost his battle with cancer at the age of 72.