Al Unser is unbeatable in USAC Championship
Dirt Car. He sweeps all major mile dirt track events - winning at Sacramento,
at California State Fairgrounds, Duquion, IL., Springfield, IL, and the
Hoosier 100 in Indianpolis, IN.
Jimmy Gordon, who had just won the Capital
Speedway track title, and Ernie Purssell are killed in the last race at
the "Old" California State Fairgrounds.
Joe Saldana won the Knoxville
Nationals, leading from start to finish. He was the Knoxville track champ,
and "Little Joe" set quick-time on the half-mile 11 times in
Larry Dickson is USAC Sprint car champion.
Al Pombo won his 4th Gold Cup at Capital
Speedway in Sacramento, CA.
Gary Bettenhausen wins Turkey Night at ASCOT.
Jimmy Carruthers is the USAC National Midget
Jerry McClung, of Tempe, AZ. won the Western
World at Manzanita.
LeRoy Van Conett won his 2nd straight NARC
Howard Kaeding is NASCAR's California Super
Ken Gandy wins Vallejo Speedway Open Competition
All-American Speedway in Roseville, CA. is
paved after running dirt since 1955.
Kearney Bowl in Fresno, CA. is torn down.
Johnny Parsons sets Vallejo Speedway's all-time
track record in a midget, turning the 1/4 mile dirt in 13.27 seconds.