Fred Agabashian won the AAA sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Rex Mays was second followed by Troy Ruttman, Myron Fohr and Johnnie Parsons.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Tioga Motorsports Park, Owego, NY.
Tony Bettenhausen Jr. ... Born ... Tony Lee Bettenhausen Jr. was one of three racing brothers and a son of two-time U.S. Auto Club national champion Melvin "Tony" Bettenhausen, who ran at the Indianapolis 500 from 1946-60 and was killed in practice in 1961. Tony Jr. drove Indy cars from 1979-93 and also competed in 33 Nextel Cup Series series events in his career, most coming in 1974 when he scored a career best 7th place effort at Richmond International Raceway. He raced in 11 Indy 500 with his best finish of 7th in 1981.
Wilbur Shaw... Died ... AAA driver from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. He was a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1937, 1939, and 1940), and three times a runner up. He later served as president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Best known as the man who, with Tony Hulman, saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from becoming an industrial park; Inducted in 1991 into the Indianapolis Motor speedway Hall of Fame. Sadly, at the height of his power in the racing world, Shaw was killed in an airplane crash near Decatur, Indiana on October 30, 1954, one day before his fifty-second birthday. The pilot, Ray Grimes, and artist Ernest Roose were also killed.
Jud Larson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA.
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA.
A.J. Foyt won the USAC sanctioned Golden State 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Parnelli Jones was second followed by Don Branson, Roger McCluskey and Tony Bettenhausen.
Ned Spath won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Champion Speedway, San Francisco,CA.
Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson retire from racing, both NASCAR Grand National champions each had 50 NASCAR Grand National wins.
Johnny Crawford won the Super Modified race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA.
Billy Vukovich won the USAC Midget race at the Corona Raceway, Corona,CA. Tommy Astone was second followed by Gary Bettenhausen, Hank Butcher and Terry Caves.
Jimmy Oskie won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Bob East was second followed by Ron Shuman, Billy Allen and David Fair.
Larry Rice won the Supermodified race at the Lakewood Speedway (1.0d), Atlanta,GA. Joe Saldana was second followed by Mack McClellan, Tom Corbin and Mark Alderson.
Jim Shampine won the Supermodified race as part of the Thompson Int. Speedway - World Series, Thompson,CT. Bentley Warren was second followed by Ollie Silva, Warren Coniam and Jimmy Winks.
Armond Holley won the NEMA Midget race as part of the Thompson Int. Speedway - World Series, Thompson,CT. Lennie Boyd was second followed by Gary Allbritain, Doug Craig and Drew Fornoro.
Stan Fox won the USAC Midget race over Ken Schrader, Kevin Olson, Danny McKnight and Lonnie Caruthers at the Manzanita Speedway (1/2d), Phoenix,AZ.
Johnny Parsons won the Midget race over Randy Roberts, Mel Kenyon, Steve Laney and John Heydenreich at the Big H Motor Speedway, Houston,TX.
Terry Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup Hodg. Amer. 500 over Tim Richmond at the North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC.
Jeff Swindell won the All Star Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg,OH. Danny Smith was second followed by Dave Blaney, Kenny Jacobs and Lee Osborne.
Mel Kenyon won the WWAR Midget race over Danny Frye Jr, Warren Mockler, Dick Pole and Pat Sholtis at the Paragon Speedway, Paragon,IN
Steve Kinser won the second nights preliminary race of the 19th annual Valvoline/Coors Western World Sprint Car Championship at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Kenny Bernstein became the first man to run faster than 310 mph in the 1/4-mile when he ran 311.85 mph in his Top Fuel dragster, Pomona, California.
Terry Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup Slick 50 500 over Mark Martin at the Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ.
Carl Edwards won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA.
Brad Sweet won the 23rd COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Sprint Car race at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR. Finishing second to Sweet in the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National Sprint Car race was Sam Hafertepe Jr. followed by Greg Wilson, Jason Sides and Brandon Wimmer.
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 over Aric Almirola, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Ricky Carmichael at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL.
Aaron Pierce won the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series (HOSS) feature over Tim Cox at the Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN.
Bruce Buckwalter Jr won the ARDC Midget race at the Susquehanna Speedway Park, Newberrytown, PA. Steve Buckwalter was second followed by Billy Pauch Jr, Eric Heydenreich and Brett Arndt.