George Amick... Born ... AAA / USAC driver 1954 to 1959. He was killed in a crash in a USAC 100-mile Indy car race at Daytona International Speedway on April 4, 1959. Major open-wheel racing would not return to the track for many years.
Tommy Mattson won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,Mechanicsburg, PA.
Jimmy Bryan won the AAA Midget race at the Westport Stadium, Baltimore,MD.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA.
Wally Campbell won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Lou Johnson won the URC Sprint Car race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Buddy Lee won the 100 lap CRA Sprint Car race over Les Crawford, Hal Minyard, Bobby Hogle and Jimmy Miller at the Ascot Park Speedway (1/2d) , Gardena, CA.
Bob Huebner won the Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Don Branson won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser and Jud Larson.
Rick Schmelyun won the Sprint Car race over Bob Tester and Lynn Paxton at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Cy Fairchild won the (make-up feature from previous rain out postponement) USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH. Lee Kunzman was second followed by Darl Harrison, Karl Busson and Gary Bettenhausen.
Richie Evans... Died ... Richie from Westernville, N.Y. was a 9 Time NASCAR National Modified Champion. Richie Evans' racing career began after leaving his father's farm in Westernville, N.Y. at the age of 16 to become a mechanic at a gas station. His first racing experience was as a drag racer, but he soon switched to running stock cars starting in the Utica-Rome Speedway Hobby Division in 1964. Richie won his first NASCAR National Modified Championship in 1973 and didn't win his second until 1978, but from 1978 through 1985 he won eight consecutive NASCAR Featherlite Modified titles. Richies 8 straight Championships is a record for any NASCAR Division to this day. For 13 years Richie finished 1st nine times and 2nd twice, only finishing out of the top 10 once. Evans also won a record nine Most Popular Driver Awards. He won over 30 track championships, including two at Stafford, four at Thompson, and one at Riverside Park. In 1980 he won 52 out of 84 races he entered. Richie was a 3-time Modified Race of Champions winner. Winning on the1.5 mile Trenton Speedway in 1973 and was the last driver to win on the big 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway Track in 1979 before his next win in 1980 when he was the first driver to win on the 3/4 mile Pocono Track. Richie won the Daytona International Speedway Modified race in 1979 and repeated the victory in 1980. Richie was the 1980 Riverside Park Speedway Champion and is 7th on the all-time Riverside Park Speedway win list with 32 wins between 1978 and 1984 in only 7 seasons of competition. The drivers in front of him competed in 10 to 23 different seasons. Richie was killed in a practice accident at Martinsville in 1985, while preparing for the final race of the season for the NASCAR Modified Tour.