|Inboard Nationals Draw Huge Crowds to San Diego
One flip, three fires and a new world competition record for the 7
Litre class highlighted the 1963 Inboard National Championships held at
San Diego's famous Mission May course on Sept. 20-22.
The largest crowd ever to witness a spectator event at Mission Bay
packed bleachers and lined the shores to see 125 of the top speedboat racers
in the United States and Canada compete in 10 classes for $3,500 in prize
money plus trophies. The final heat on Sept. 22 was taped by ABC's TV cameramen
for a special nationwide telecast on Wide World of Sports on Nov. 9.
Because it offers some of the finest sea-level, saltwater racing in
the world, the Mission 1-2/3 -mile course has seen records broken each
year since its opening in 1961. This year was no exception.
Clocking 90 mph flat in the next to the last championship heat of the
final day, Arthur Asbury of Ox Tongue Lake, Ont., Canada, hung up a new
world competition record with Aubert Brillant's 7 Litre Royal Canadiana,
erasing the 86.956 mark set by Ray Gassner's Sunshine Baby IV from
St. Petersburg, Fla., on the same Mission Bay course two years ago. By
finishing third on Saturday, the Canadian boat, piloted by Brillant, took
the title north of the border. The Royal Canadiana also recorded
the fastest speed of any of the 10 participating classes.
Of the eight defending champions in the field, only three managed to
retain their titles. George Cusick, Cambridge, Md., took both heats in
the 145 hydro class with Robert Tuttle's Red Top from Northport,
N.Y. Skeeter Johnson, also of Cambridge, retained the 266 hydro crown with
Bill Ritner's Wa Wa Too from Gladwyne, Pa. Don Towle, Los Angeles,
repeated to claim the SK Racing Runabout title in Haf Gast Too,
in spite of a fourth in the final racing day.
Among the five who were toppled, the 225 hydro crown switched from
Marion Beaver's Uncle Gummy to Gummy's
Ghost. Piloted by Wayne Thompson of Reseda, Calif., the boat
from Parker, Ariz., raced to victory in the first heat, settling for a
third in the second heat to win the title.
In the 280 class, two Canadian boats, Miss Valleyfield, driven
by D. F. Brous of Ontario, which took first, and Le Canadianan by
Aubert Brillarit of Rimouski, Quebec, fourth place winner, were disqualified.
This moved Sam Too, driven by Rex Bixby of Costa Mesa, into first,
with a top speed of 68.754 mph. .
Hot Cinders captured the Crackerbox title when Bob Patterson
of Van Nuys, Calif., sat in for LeRoy Penhall of Anaheim who was injured
in a flip in the first heat. Penhall failed to come out of the north turn
on the initial lap with his SK Racing Runabout, Sizzler, and was
hospitalized with cuts and bruises.
Wes Knudsen of Provo, Utah, picked up a second in the first heat and
a first in the second heat to take E Racing Runabout honors with My
Stardust. Last year's defending champion, Dennie, was disqualified.
Dr. Henry Eastman's record-holding 48 hydro, Piranha, driven
by Mickey Remund of El Cajon, Calif., won both heats with ease, averaging
In the 150 class, Remund, driving Red Reeder's Helluva, missed
by a scant three seconds from scoring a coveted double win over Randy Meyer's
VI from North Hollywood. Both were tied on points and total elapsed
time for two heats, but Meyer won top honors with a 4:01 fastest heat against
Randy Meyer's Avenger VI also won the Mayor's Cup Challenge
Race, highlighting the final event in the last day of the meet. The race
was open only to the 12 hydroplanes registering the fastest time in Saturday's
Last year's defending champion in the ISO hydro class, Lars Stromstedt
of McHenry, Ill., failed to finish in the first heat when Lutefisk's
flywheel broke off on the back stretch, sheared a fuel line and set fire
to the boat. Lars was not injured. In the second heat of the same class,
Kelly Schroeder of San Diego in Trample lost the last 18 inches
on the bottom of the boat on ! the fourth turn and sank. Schroeder, race
chairman for the San Diego Inboard Racing Association, was unhurt. The
accident necessitated a restart for the heat.
Hayden Harris of Los Angeles, driving Isotope in the 225 class,
first heat, was tossed out of his boat on the first turn, which resulted
in a restart of that heat. In the same class, John Ryan of Seattle was
forced to abandon his Shillelagh during pre-race practice when fire
Prime sponsor of the championship races was the San Diego Junior Chamber
of Commerce, most of whose 350 members turned to for several weeks prior
to the meet to assist Project Chairman John Ihrig in taking care of the
many details to insure its success. Local Jaycees also have won wide recognition
through their active sponsorship of the Yellowtail Fishing Derby and other
special spectator sports events;
Responsible for conducting the races were the San Diego Inboard Racing
Association and the Southern California Speedboat Club of Los Angeles.
President C. D. Strang and Inboard Vice-President Kenneth Wade were among
the APBA officials present for the event and trophy presentations. National
champions received the APBA championship award which was an attractive
sterling silver belt buckle.
The first afternoon of the three-day session was devoted to qualifying
duels for inboard berths. The 145 class trimmed its original 21 entries
down to 12, the maximum starters permitted, while the SK Racing Runabouts
lopped four off 16 entries in elimination heats. Exempt from qualifying
were defending champions and eastern and western divisional winners.
1, Piranha, Mickey Remund, EI Cajon, (1-1) 800;
2, Short Snort, Lynn Montgomery, Fed. Wy. Wa., (4-2) 469;
3, Sting Ray, Chuck Dale, San Diego, (6-3) 320;
4, Miss Land & Marine, Joe Siracusa, Morgon, City, (2-DISQ)
5, Double Trouble, Darrel Olson, Long Beach, (5-4) 296;
6, III Eagle Too, Alex Kuroda, San Diego, (3-DNS) 225.
Tinkertoy Too, Wayne Thompson, Reseda, (DNS-DNF);
Sneaky III, Harvey J. Stuska, Denver, Col., (DISQ);
Carol's Bonneville, John R. Lyle, San Diego, (DNF-DISQ);
Splish Splash, Jim Mitchell, Laguna Beoch, (DNS-DNS).
1, Hot Cinders, LeRoy Penhall, Anaheim, and Bob Patterson, Van
Nuys, (1-2) 100;
2, Cracker Jack, Jack Hurley, Idaho Falls, (2-3) 525;
3, Big Deal, Don West, Pleasant Gr., Utah, (DNS-l) 400;
4, Hot Box, Les Jeboult, New West'r, B.C., (4-5) 296;
5, Tom's Cat, Kenny Lassen, Provo, Utah, (3-DNF) 225;
6, Hot Dam, Rocky Stone, Anaheim, (5-1) 19B;
7, Rebel, Gary Roberge, Provo, Utah, (DNF-4) 169;
8, Foxy, Gordon Jennings, San Diego, (6-DISQ) 95;
9, Moonshine, K. V. Johnson, Provo, Utah, (DISQ-6) 95.
Rinky Dink, Roger Stull, Fullerton, (DISQ-DISQ).
1, Avenger VI, Randy Meyer, N. Hollywood, (2-1) 100;
2, Helluva, Mickey Remund, EI Cajon, (1-2) 100;
3, Flamingo, Chuck Thompson, San Diego, (3-3) 450;
4, Marty, Willie Kendig, Visalia, (5-5) 254;
5, Snoopy, Ed Lane, Portola Valley, (6-6) 190;
6, Trample, Kelly Schroeder, San Diego, (4-DNF) 169;
7, Frustration, E. Hale Adams, Los An- geles, (DNF-4) 169.
Lutefish, Lars Stromstedt, McHenry, III. (DNF);
High Hopes, Jack Hess, Seattle, Wash. (DISQ).
1, Red Top, George Cusick, Cambridge, Md., (1-1) 800;
2, Lanky, Allan Ford, Concord, (2-2) 600;
3, Lil Squirt II, R. Bruce McDonold, Seattle, (3-3) 450;
4, Jerky, R. Gary Jones, Healdsburg; (4-4) 338;
5, Ezzy Duzzitt, Herb Hintzke, Long Beach, (5-6) 222;
6, Drane, Jim Vallely, Los Angeles, (6-7) 166;
7, Sidewinder, George Henley, Eatonville, (DNS-5) 127;
8, Climax, Rick Murdack, Spring Volley, (7-11) 93;
9, Scrappy, Harry Weimer, Sacramento, (10-8) 83;
10, Obsession, Kenny Dumbauld, San Diego, (9-9) 80;
11, Fly'n Bucket, Poul Bequette, San Diego, (8-DNF) 53;
12, Mizty, Bill Phelps, Long Beach, (DNS-10) 30.
E RAC. RUN.
1, MY Stardust, Wes Knudsen, Provo, Utah, (2-1) 700;
2, Daddy's Boby, Jae Poty, Whittier, (3-3) 450;
3, Ice Cube, Gorlond Privitt, Inglewood, (I-DNF) 400;
4, Bouncy Barby V, Ed 8rown, Nice (7-2) 371;
5, El Toro, Peter Mistretta, Chi- caga, (4-4) 338;
6, Gypsy, Jack Leftwich, Provo, Utah, (6-6) 190;
7, Donald Duck, Eddie Modison, Montcloir, (8-5) 180;
8, Supercortemoggorie, Lance Collins, Los Alamitos, (5-DNF)
9, Pandemanium, Ray Lewis, Lakewoad, (9-7) 111.
Dennie, David Davis, Prava, Utah, (DISQ);
Rannchy, Cecil Flarence, Parker, (DNS).
1, Sam Too, Rex Bixby, Casta Mesa, (2-2) 600;
2, Giz-Mo, Eddie Silva, Hayward, (4-3) 394;
3, Oops, Chuck Thompson, San Diego, (5-6) 222;
4, Water Scamp, Ben Lange, Seattle, Wash., (6-5) 222;
5, Hank's Prank III, Henry Evans, Voorheesville, (8-4) 222;
6, Slim Princess, Ken Abrahams, Bell, (7-8) 124;
7, Danny Boone, Bud Singer, Parker, Ariz., (9-7) 111;
8, El Roacho, Glenn Campbell, San Diego, (10-9) 70;
9, Hypertension, Jim Kierce, Tujunga, (11-DNS) 22.
Honeybear, Al Ford, Concord, (DNF);
Miss Valleyfield, D. F. Brouse, Ont., Can, (DISQ);
Le Canadian, A. Brillant, Rimouski, Can., (DISQ).
1, Gummy's Ghost, Wyne Thompson, Reseda (1-3) 625;
2, Thunderbird, Max Stierle, Bellflower (5-1) 527;
3,Charity Merle Salland, Vancouver, (2-4) 469;
4, Uncle Gummy, Bob Eltis, Hollydole, (3-5) 352;
5, Tiger Too, Barry Schneider, Polo Alto, (DNF-2) 300;
6, Starduster, Fred Wright, Seattle, (4-6) 264;
7, California Kid, Robert Schwartz, Oakland, (6- DISQ) 95;
8, Isotope, Hayden Harris, Las Angeles, (DISQ-7) 71.
Sleepy Sam, Bill Phelps, Long Beach, (DNF).
1, Wa Wa Too, Skeeter Johnsan, Cambridge, (2-2), 600;
2, Apache, Michael Thomas, Harvey, (DISQ-1) 400;
3, ZB II, Bob Ingram, Visalia, (l-DNS) 400;
4, Skitter, Dan Ward, Tarrance, (3-5) 352;
5, Miss Parco, Jerry Ballard, Manhat- tan, (5-4) 296;
6, Katy-Did, Chuck King, Hermosa 8each, (DNS-3) 225;
7, Aqua-Holic, Mike Waters, Manhattan Beach, (4-DISQ) 169;
8, Miss Sterling, John Koch, San Diego, (6- DNS) 95;
9, Miss Canadiana, Arthur Asbury, Ontario, (7-DNF) 71;
10, Koch Roach, Robert Frazee, San Diega, (8-DNS) 53.
1, Royal Canadiana, Aubert Brillant, Rimouski, Can., and Art
Asbury, Oxtangue Lake Can., (3-1) 625;
2, The Redskin, Kenny Lydon, Seattle, (1-3) 625;
3, Eightball, Jim Townsend, Port Arthur, (DNF-2) 300;
4, Sunshine Baby IV, Ray Gassner, St. Petersburg, (2-DNF) 300.
Miss Vitamilk, Wm. J. Braw, Seattle (DNS);
San Diego Baby, Chuck Thamson, Paway, (DNF);
Challenger, Billy Schumacher, Seattle, (DISQ-DNF).
SK RAC. RUN.
1, Haf Gast Too, Dan Towles, Los Angeles, (1-4) 569;
2, Suddenly, Tany Maricich, San Pedro, (3-2) 525;
3, None, Jack Williams, Shafter, (6-1) 495;
4, Fjord, Butch Peterson, Lake Arrow, (2-5) 427;
5, Creme Puff VIII, Ed Olsen, Garden Grove, (DISQ-3) 225;
6, Golden Canadiana, A. Brillant, Rimouski, Canada, (5-7) 198;
7, Golden Commode, Jay Gatfredsan, San Marina, (4-DNS) 169;
8, Fools' Gold, Steve Elias, Seattle, (7-6) 166.
Sizzler, LeRay Penhall, Anaheim, (DNF- DNF);
Long Gone, Les Brown, Oak Lawn, III., (DNF);
Flyin' Home, Clem McCullah, Torrance, (DNS).
MAYOR'S CHALLENGE CUP
Avenger VI, Randy Meyer, No. Hallywood, Calif.
145 Falcon Kit Vote Results
By Kenneth Wade
Vice-President, Inboard Racing
The results of balloting on the legality of the Falcon High Performance
Kit for use in the 145 hydro class showed that 38 owners voted in favor
of its use and 53 voted against its use.
The Inboard Racing Commission voted four in favor of its use and 13
voted against its use. Therefore, the use of the High Performance Kit in
the Falcon is thereby ruled out for the rest of the 1963 season.
A very excellent return of ballots was experienced, with 91 ballots
returned out of 128 registered 145 owners. Many owners added comments to
their ballots which fell into several groups; one group felt definitely
that the rule plainly allowed the
In direct opposition to this, another group of about the same size
insisted that all owners using the kit should be suspended for doing so.
Another group made the point that the 145 was a stock class and those who
wished to modify could do so by running in the 150 class. Quite a few owners
felt that any changes should be permitted only at the beginning of the
year, and indicated that the kit should be legalized by an owner vote before
the 1964 season.
To quote from the ruling by APBA's Chief Counsel, "The facts in this
case clearly warrant the conclusion that the action of the Inboard Racing
Commission in interpreting the Rule performed an act entirely within the
powers of that Commission. The Ruling made is final and binding upon the
Class. Any further change must be made by a Rule change by ballot or emergency
ballot in accordance with the procedure set forth in the Rules."
All in all, my own personal reaction to the many, many notes is that
the owners in this class are vitally interested in their class and are
willing to do what they think best for its furtherance. With this kind
of loyalty it is easy to see why the 145 class has been, and will continue
to be, I am sure, one of the strongest classes in Inboard racing.
Number of Turn Buoys Required on Sanctions
Race sponsors and others completing information on sanction applications
are requested to state the number of turn buoys on the course to be used,
before submitting the application for approval. While a minimum of three
turning buoys is required at each turn under General Racing Rule 2, section
7, where water conditions permit, the number is generally not specified
on the sanction or race circular. Other information about the course is
stated, such as length, number of laps and whether or not it is approved
for records. The inclusion of the number of turn buoys not only will comply
with the rules, but will be helpful to drivers in determining whether or
not they will attend a given regatta.
President C. D. Strang recommends 1 that this information be shown
on the 1 sanction application under "Course" and I requests region chairmen
to check it when sanctions are submitted for approval. If the number of
turn buoys is not stated, sponsors should be requested to supply it. When
included on the sanction, National Headquarters will also include the number
on the race circular for information of drivers.
|A tight battle of E Racing Runabout shows David Davis, Provo, Utah,
in Dennie fighting for the lead. Wes Knudsen, also of Provo, took
the 1963 National Championship title in his Stardust 21-E.
In Far Off Gedoba land
By Debbie Dale
During the prize award dinner at the recent Inboard National Championships
in San Diego, Master of Ceremonies Slim Boettger read a story composed
by a blonde gal named Debbie Dale, "poet laureatess" of the San Diego Inboard
Racing Association. The words in bold throughout the story are actual
names of race boats at the Nationals. It created such a wild reception
at the dinner that we are publishing the clever fantasy below.-EDITOR)
Once upon a time, in far off Gedoba land, there lived an Apache
slim princess who was, unfortunately, an aquaholic. She was a real
who wanted to do nothing but eat lutefisk and drink
with Wild Willy, a bad hustler. Now the king, Sleepy Sam,
and his brother, Uncle Gummy, were haf gast too until they
saw Gummy's ghost and decided to switch to Vitamilk in a
The queen, a royal Canadiana, plagued by hypertension,
created pandemonium by saying "Aw comon, Jr., let's leave
this misty land and find sunshine baby in the southern
aire." "How raunchy," said the uncle. "Yeah, big deal,"
bellowed Sam too as he put an ice cube and a lil' squirt
in his glass.
Now the queen realized a move like this to California with the kids
would kostafortn and be a real budget buster, but she was
an aggressor and wanted to go to San Diego to see the el
toros and watch the ill eagle greyhounds run. It became an obsession
her and she droned on and on about it.
Daddy's baby, bouncy Barby by name, was also a gypsy
at heart and said, in her baby talk, "Little deal, I want some wa
wa too." By now the king was long gone so he yelled at Barby
to go play with her tinkertoy and she skittered away as he
lit an El Roacho.
"This is a helluva note," said the king as he blew his red
top. "The West is a dangerous place. In the desert where the Duquesne
Indians yell "Okelehao" and eat rawhide, we'd probably be
bitten by a sidewinder and maybe even miss land and end in the
marine stadium with a big splish splash. Or even be stung by
a sting ray or eaten by a piranha fish or step on a hot
cinder on the beach."
But hot mama wouldn't let her high hopes be trampled
said, "Ezzy duzzitt, we have Danny Boone to guide us and
to chirp to us under the stardust." "Hot Dam," said Dennie,
the lanky cream puff prince, "Dad's met his match. My mom's real
scrappy and a little sneaky too." The argument was a sizzler,
with the queen the challenger and the king swearing he would be
"Just. think," said the queen, "we could go to the zoo in the Bonneville
and see the flamingo, the honeybear and a tiger too,
then have a picnic of flied lice in the parco."
The fight reached its climax and the jerky king knew
he was behind the eight ball when he was hit. by a fly'n bucket,
so he gave up and told the queen to get her gizmo into their Thunderbird.
But the rinkydink car wouldn't start in a jiffy so they left
by train, with Supercortemaggiore locomotion, rather than flyn
Hi-Di-Ho and away we go ...OOPS!
Marine Stadium Planned For Portland, Ore.
As a result of a successful Portland Cup regatta, the South Riverside
Kiwanis Club and Cascade Inboard Racing Association of Portland, Ore.,
are making headway on a modern hydroplane racing stadium large enough to
include the unlimiteds.
The area under consideration will include a swampy area north of Portland,
including Smith and Ramsey Lakes. The city now holds most of the property
and is willing to have it developed along with the Delta Park project,
a sports complex which is to include an athletic stadium and auto racing
Designs for the marine stadium are being prepared by Kenneth Ashman,
assistant timer for most of the unlimited events on the west coast and
past commodore of CIRA, and Bob Thompson, a Portland architect and member
of the South Riverside Kiwanis group.
According to Walt Winter, president of the Kiwanis Club, if the voters
will approve the sports complex, unlimited racing will be a reality in
Portland by 1966. And the inboards, outboards and drag boats will have
an ideal place to hold their regattas.
Old Miss Pepsi in Museum
By Joe Dowdall
The Detroit Free Press
Miss Pepsi, the sleek twin-engine Gold Cup boat which dominated powerboat
racing in the early 50s, was enshrined in the Dossin Great Lakes Museum
on Belle Isle, Detroit, Sept. 19.
The cigar-shaped multi-step racer was the last successful displacement
hull before the Gold Cup field was revolutionized by the late Stanley Sayres'
Chuck Thompson of Detroit, won every major boat race with Miss Pepsi
the exception of the Gold Cup. The boat held more than a dozen competitive
records when it was retired in 1952 by her owners, the late Walter and
The Dossins donated the Great Lakes Museum in 1956 and later donated
an additional pavilion to house the 30-foot racer. Seattle has a similar
shrine for Slo-Mo-Shun IV and the people of Guntersville, Ala.,
built a museum to house Detroiter George Simon's Miss U.S.. I after
it set the world's water speed record on Lake Guntersville.
Two men stood out in the crowd as Miss Pepsi was enshrined in
a $25,000 glass case.
The one was Les Staudacher, who created the twin-engine beauty with
the late John Hacker. The enshrinement ceremonies marked Staudacher's first
public appearance since he was seriously injured in the spectacular crash
of the jet-powered Miss Stars and Stripes last spring.
The other standout was Thompson. The two men were reminiscing about
the days when Miss Pepsi led the fight to keep Detroit the Boat
Racing Capital of the World.
"Although the record books don't show it, Miss Pepsi was the
only boat to win every race she entered for nearly three years," Thompson
"Everyone always talks about how we (Chuck and Miss Pepsi) won
every race but the Gold Cup. But they forget that we won the Gold Cup in
1956-at least we won it for two months until the American Power Boat Association
ruled that Miss Thriftway did not strike a buoy and gave the victory
to Bill Muncey."
The long three-step conventional hydroplane stood alone in the Gold
Cup fleet. The rest of the boats were the high-flying three-pointers which
make up the entire fleet today.
The success of Seattle's Slo-Mo-Shun's and Miss Thriftway
swung the owners to the three-pointer's camp and every Gold Cup boat built
since has been a three-pointer.
Here is a story about the Meyer family. .. About twenty years ago Eddy
Meyer and his son, Bud, started racing 135 hydros and named them Avenger.
Bud and his father enjoyed many thrills, spills and honors together.
Last year the third generation of drivers came into the limelight when
Bud's son, Randy, won most of the races on the Pacific coast driving Avenger
VI with a new 150 Chevy II engine built by his father.
This year they will go down in history. I believe this is the first
time that a racing team has ever accomplished the feat of winning all the
records possible. On May 4 they set a new straightaway world's record at
Parker, Ariz., at 109.872. They made the 100 mph club. However, Randy had
the misfortune to disintegrate his boat on one of the return runs, putting
him in the hospital. He was also in the hospital for several weeks following
an accident at the Marine Stadium on Memorial Day. He won the Western Divisionals
at Bakersfield and set another APBA competition record of 78.192.
At present they also hold the 150 national high point lead. At the
Inboard Nationals Randy won the 150 championship. Then he accomplished
what we would consider the impossible. In the Grand Prix free-for-all for
inboard hydros, he walked away with first place.
We take our hats off and salute Bud Meyer and his 150 Chevy engine
and Randy Meyer for his outstanding courage and skill.
Ken Furniss Ogden, Utah
|Randy Meyer of North Hollywood, CA hits the first turn in the 150 cu.
in. hydro Avenger to take the National Championship title at San
The death of Harry LeDuc, well-known sports writer of Detroit, is reported
elsewhere in this issue. His sudden passing was a shock to sports in general
and power boat racing in particular. APBA lost a real friend, enthusiastic
supporter and promoter of boat racing, not only in the Detroit area but
nationally. His warm smile and friendly interest in the novice as well
as the experienced driver will be sorely missed at boat races.
George H. Bates, 28, of Lake Forest, Ill., a member of the Chain O'Lakes
Boat Club and APBA Region 7 inspector, was killed in Lake Zurich, Ill.,
on Sept. 4, when his auto collided with a bus while on his way to work.
He was well known in racing circles in his own region as well as in Region
11. George leaves his wife, Karen, and four young children.
Stanley W. Ferguson, 76, prominent in APBA and Region 1 affairs during
the '30s and '40s, died Sept. 17 at the Barnstable County Hospital, Mass.,
after a short illness. He was a resident of the Wings Neck section of Pocasset,
Mr. Ferguson was a member of APBA's Council from 1935 to 1947. He also
served as Treasurer from 1939 to 1944 and was a director of Region 1 for
over twelve years. He was in the coffee and tea importing business in Boston
and was noted for game breeding, particularly peacocks and pheasants. Mr.
Ferguson leaves two sons and a daughter.
|Miss Sharon Mims of Miami, FL is not only the most photogenic driver
at recent races in the mid-west, but she also gives the boys keen competition.
Sharon captured the 150 hydro event at the Governors Cup Regatta at McHenry,
Miami Marine Stadium Designed for Safety
APBA Chief Surveyor Robert Schelling praised the new Miami, Fla., Marine
Stadium for its safety factors following examination of the preliminary
Schelling said the 1-2/3-mile and 2-1/2 mile courses are outstanding
examples of good design, from the standpoint of safety and other features
for power boat racing. He called attention to such safety factors as the
350 ft. wide lanes on the straightaways, and the 600 ft. clearance on the
turns. In addition, the straight-aways are 700 ft. apart, with 11 buoy
In addition to the two regular closed courses, there is a marathon
track just under 4-1/2 miles in circumference.
The grandstand will seat 7,000 with parking space for 4,200 cars. Pit
area is ample and will be fenced in and completely divorced from the public
"This man-made project will serve as an example for others to follow,"
Schelling stated. "I receive too many charts with inadequate clearance
on the straight-aways, turns of only 75 ft. radius and similar questionable
The new stadium will be used for the first time for the APBA sanctioned
Orange Bowl Regatta, Dec. 28-30 and Jan. 4.
Kankakee Draws 35,000
Carl Ward of Lima, Ohio, was the standout pilot of the Great Lakes
Inboard Racing Boat Championships, attended by record crowds at the Kankakee,
Ill., River over Labor Day weekend.
Crowds estimated as high as 35,000 for the big three-day show lined
the banks of the river in the most successful weekend in eight years of
Kankakee Valley Boat Club-sponsored races. This year's event was co-sponsored
by the Chain 0' Lakes Boat Club.
Red Unger, member of the local race committee, said Sunday's crowd
was probably the largest single day turnout in the eight-year history of
the races. Local chairman was Syrene (Doc) Brummet, Saturday, during runs
for the record Les Brown, apparently bettered a world record in his Ski-boat
but the time was not officially recorded. He asked timers not to record
his first. lap. He later said that according to a special gauge in his
craft he topped 100 mph on that lap but then his engine conked out and
he was unable to run under the clock.
Ward, driving his own 280 hydro, Mr. Trophy, recorded the best
average time of the races, 68.940, for two heats to win the 280 hydro event.
He also finished third in Willard Leatherman's boat, Tip-Top Penny,
in the 145 hydro race, thus being the only driver to finish in the money
Dave Thomas, Dayton, Ohio, turned in the best single heat. time of
the weekend in Sam Urso's 280 hydro Sayonara at 69.659 mph.
145 Hydro -1. Charles Fyffe, Dayton, Ohio, 2. Jim Davis, Kettering,
Ohio, 3. Carl Ward, Lima, Ohio.
150 Hydro -1. Frank Kowsow, Ottawa, 2. Dick Daus, Northbrook,
3. Dick Boyer, Germantown, Ohio.
280 Hydro -1. Carl Ward, Lima, Ohio, 2. Lenny Ryden, Shiller
Park, 3. Leonard L. Grennon, Wyandotte, Mich.
E Rac. Run. -1. Charles Gerage, Chicago, 2. George Kelly, Chicago,
3. Torby Barker, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
SK Run. -1. Lou Portalski, Antioch, 2. Rudolph Trebels, Glenview,
3. Dean Guerine, Melrose Park.
Outboard Pleasure Craft -1. Bill Karouzas, Chicago, 2. Jim Umbarger,
McHenry, 3. Ralph Kozan, Chicago.
Local Inboard Family Runabout (Kankakee Valley Boat Club members)
-1. Walter Thiessen, 2. Tom Beland, 3. Dennis Bowsher, 4. Kenny Unger.
False River Regatta
By Jack Coniff
Harry Bilbe's Tin Horn, plagued with hard luck, came through
to win the Jax free-for-all trophy, due to the tenacity of mechanic Bob
McGuire and driver Clayton Boudreaux at the 13th ,Annual False River power
boat regatta in, Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 25.
Earlier in the day, Tin Horn was unable to answer the starting
gun for the first heat of the 266 hydros, but came out to win the second
heat by defeating first heat victor Tony Piazza in Hustler of New
Iberia by three quarters of a straight away.
As the five-minute gun sounded for the start of the free-for-all, Tin
Horn was unable to get started. Again McGuire was draped over the sponson
with the cowling up in a frantic effort to start Bilbe's boat. As time
was running out, he finally got the big engine to crank over. McGuire slid
off and swam to a patrol boat, while Boudreaux was able to start the race.
At the start of the five-mile event, the 280 hydros Double Trouble
and Noodles took the lead, with Piazza third and Boudreaux fourth,
a half mile behind. Coming out of the first turn, Hustler and Tin
Horn were battling it out for first place. All the way down the back
stretch, the two hauling 266's battled it out nose to tail. As they passed
the judge's stand, starting the second lap, Boudreaux punched Tin Horn
past Hustler and maintained a comfortable lead for the rest of the
Jerry Milto in Al Flair's Triss Ann gave Jerry Silva in Bill
Grusich's El Capitan a big scare. Milto won the first heat of the
E-service runabouts. In the second, Silva led for the first lap then Milto
passed El Capitan but ran into engine trouble and had to settle
for second in the second heat.
Ennie Argence's Gotta Go V with Frank Tullos at the wheel took
a first and a second to win the 44 runabout Morning Treat Coffee perpetual
trophy. Billy Ovelley's Pinky won the second heat.
Jo Siracusa drove Jim Retif's Miss Nehi III to come from behind
wins in both heats of the 150 hydros. Miss Nehi trailed Herd Badinger's
O. K. II for two laps in the first heat and for one in the second as
Tony Sanzone was having trouble keeping his speed up.
Baton Rouge boats dominated the 280 class. Sanzone drove Bob Phillips'
Head to victory in the first heat. Louie Siracusa in the Noodles
was second and Joe driving Bill Beaty's Double Trouble was third.
In the second heat it was just the opposite, Double Trouble, Noodles
and Red Head. Phillips' rig was ruled the winner on time.
Morgan City's Leroy Theriot defeated a field of eight 48 hydros in
both heats. Theriot in Louie Siracusa's Flip, Flop & Fly was
the only winner to repeat from last year's regatta..
|E Ser. Run. -
El Capitan, Jerry Silva, New Orleans;
Trisse Ann, Jerry Milta, New Orleans;
Fresh Air II, G. W. Herringtan, Zachary, La.;
Hard Times, Jim Bowles, Metairie, La.
|44 Run. -
Gotta Go V, Frank Tullos, Metairie;
Miss Take, Joe Hartigan, New Orleans;
Pinky, Billy Ovelby, Metairie;
Jr's Rebel, Bob Smith, Belle Chasse, dnf.
|48 Hydro -
Flip, Flop & Fly, Leroy Theriot, Morgan City;
Sooner, Clyde Wade, Port Arthur, Tex.;
Cherokee, Tom Bowles, Metairie;
MBM Special, Frank Marshall, Bogaluso, La.;
Double R, Rolph Johnson, Houston, Tex.;
Miss Land & Marine, Joe Saricusa, Morgan City.
|150 Hydro -
Miss Nehi III, Joe Saricusa, New Orleans;
Miss O.K. II, Tony Sanzone, New Orleans;
Belle, Johnny Landaiche, New Orleans.
|266 Hydro -
Hustler, Tony Piazza, New Iberia;
Pop's Rebel, Pops Wichers, Belle Chasse;
Tin Horn, Clayton Boud- reaux, New Orleans;
El Toro, Jim McDonough, New Orleans.
|280 Hydro -
Red Head, Sanzone, Baton Rouge;
Double Trouble, Jae Saricusa, Baton Rouge;
Noodles, Louie Saricusa, Morgan City;
Rambler, Dick Colgin, Morgan City;
Debutant, Nathan La Borde, Metairie.
Harry LeDuc Dies Suddenly
By George E. Van
The Detroit News
Harry LeDuc, who became a legend in his time and a towering figure
in his influence on sports, sports writers and the community during his
50 years with The Detroit News, died Sept. 23 at 68.
He suffered a heart attack at Metro- politan Airport on his return
from Kawkawlin, Mich. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Wayne County
General Hospital. Mr. LeDuc had a previous record of heart trouble.
At Kawkawlin, he had discussed plans for a new jet boat with Les Staudacher,
still convalescing from 'a near fatal racing boat crash on Hubbard Lake
last spring, and with Bob Evans, of Grosse Pointe, sponsor. Staudacher
had been driving the jet boat Stars and Stripes, owned by Evans.
Mr. LeDuc retired from the staff of The News Jan. 1, 1961, but continued
to busy himself with the people who surrounded the events he liked.
He still covered the 500-mile auto race at Indianapolis and for four
or five months each winter was an official and adviser to auto race promoter
Bill France at Daytona Beach, Fla.
He covered the Silver and Gold Cup boat races in Detroit and at Seattle
or wherever the unlimited juggernauts were racing.
He brought Shirley Mendelson MacDonald into unlimited racing with the
boat Notre Dame, and introduced her and the boat's driver, Col.
Warner Gardner to the world.
Mr. LeDuc also had acted as adviser to her father, the late Herb Mendelson,
when he owned a previous Notre Dame, the Gold Cup winner in 1937.
He was the respected dean of all those who covered the world of speed
on land and water.
Mr. LeDuc followed the late W. D. (Eddie) Edenburn as the sports writer
covering the "500" at Indianapolis for The News.
Mr. LeDuc had been close to Edenburn, the man who staged all of the
early Gold Cup and Harmsworth Trophy events on the river here.
His story of speedboat racing on the river virtually covered the era
of this sport, starting in 1920. LeDuc stories of Gar Wood would fill books.
His biography of Wood and his Miss America's ran as a serial in
It was Mr. LeDuc who called the speedboat king "The Gray Fox of Algonac."
He conceived the idea of the Gar Wood judges' stand for boating events
on the Detroit River. Wood liked the suggestion and paid the $50,000 cost.
When Wood, with Miss America X, pulled Kaye Don, the English
challenger with Miss England, over the starting line ahead of the
gun in the Harmsworth race here in the famous "Yankee Trick" maneuver in
1931, Mr. LeDuc, wrote the story objectively and honestly. There was no
other way for him.
He told how Wood was infuriated because the challenger wouldn't allow
a short postponement. He also said the maneuver was legitimate. ..a regular
device in yachting.
Mr. LeDuc was a strong family man. His wife, Alyce, was always with
him and this included many of his sports assignments. The other survivors
are three daughters and a son.
Miss Exide Wins President's Cup Regatta
By Doug Lambome
The Washington Post
The only sunshine on Hains Points Sept. 16 beamed from the camp of
the unlimited hydroplane Miss Exide.
A persistent rain cancelled further heats of the unlimiteds racing
for the President's Cup in Washington, D. C., and Miss Exide won
the trophy on the basis of elimination heats run the previous day.
Both Miss Exide and Gale V won heats Saturday, Sept.
15, but Exide, with an average speed of 108.695 mph, had a better time
than Gale and therefore took the honors.
Gale, owned by the Gale Enterprises of Detroit and driven by former
Indianapolis "500" driver Bill Cantrell, won her heat with
a 104.610 speed.
Exide, winner of the Madison, Ind., regatta two weeks ago, is stationed
in Seattle, owned by brothers Milo and Glen Stoen and driven by Bill Brow,
milkman in Burien, Wash.
With Saturday's races still the basis, trailing Exide and Gale were:
Dame of Detroit. 97.772; Miss Michigan, also of Detroit, fourth
at 88.437; Tempo from St. Petersburg, Fla., 79.751; and sixth,
Madison from Madison, Ind., at 77.253.
What was billed as a duel between four red-hot boats turned out to
be a fiasco with top contenders Tahoe Miss and Miss Bardahl
eliminated from contention Saturday.
Miss Bardahl of Seattle lost her second place finish to Exide
when she was disqualified. Officials ruled that driver Don Wilson from
Palm Beach, Fla., had made an illegal approach to the start.
Another hot number, Tahoe Miss from State Line, Nev., driven
by four-time Preddent's Cup winner Chuck Thompson of Detroit, led Miss
Exide into the first turn of their race, but stalled midway through
the comer with a blown gear box.
Gale V won her heat with ease, leading from the start to checkered
flag. the full 15-mile distance over the three-mile course.
Tempo, based in St. Petersburg, Fla., and driven by Bob Schroeder,
made a strong showing although being watered down after the start. Moving
from fourth place to second in two laps, Schroeder's supercharger gave
way and Tempo sputtered over the line, in third place behind Notre
Dame of Detroit. Miss Madison from Madison, Ind., was a sick
Bill Brow started heat 1B bow-to-bow with Tahoe Miss. Both boats
sailed airborne into the turn, with Tahoe barely in the lead. Exide took
over when Tahoe stuttered to a halt and managed to keep a six-second lead
over the closely pursuing Miss Bardahl.
Brow pushed the Bardahl to 110.883 mph for the fastest lap of the day.
Exide's heat speed was 108.695.
The last time rain played havoc with the President's Cup as in 1958.
But the races were held over to Monday and Miss U. S. 1 came up
the winner. Rules now forbid extension of race days.
The drizzle that moved over the course just minutes before race time
failed to stop the drivers of the small limited inboards.
The Scandal driven by Harold Satterfield, bounced and bobbed
to two heat victories and won the national championship of the F Service
Runabouts in the process.
True Ann, driven by Gerry Milto from New Orleans, and Second
Mortgage, with Buddy Pumo of Miami driving, took a first and third
apiece but True Ann won the E Service Runabout national championship
with 12 seconds better time.
Jack McMahn took the lead early in the first heat of the 150 hydroplanes
but his cowling flew open near the end of the first of three laps and he
ended up third in the race and second over-all.
Frank Vernon of Washington failed to finish in the 150's but came back
in the 266's, starting far behind in the pack and battling his way into
first place. Vernon found himself far astern in the second heat but clawed
his way into second before his engine conked out with spurts of flame at
the end of the first go-round.
Charles Strickland of Haven Beach, N. J., ended up in first place;
Vernon in fourth because he failed to finish the second heat. The running
of the final heat for the 280 hydroplanes on Saturday had the air of a
three-ring circus. The first attempt to start the heat was halted by red
flares and the referee's indication that the start was illegal.
The boats tried it again but this time the flares brought attention
to Dick Newell of Hamilton Square, N. J., whose hydro was gradually sinking.
Newell kept his boat under way and just barely made the pits.
The boats were started again but one 280, owned by Johnny Masters of
Haverford, Pa., caught fire. It was believed that the gas tank came loose
and struck the flywheel. Despite a wall of flames and billowing black smoke,
Masters suffered only minor burns on his legs.
When the smoke cleared, the winner turned out to be Just-A-Guest,
driven by Jim Filbey of estville, N. J.
PRESIDENT'S CUP RACE
Boat ond Driver Aver. Speed (MPH) Points
Gale V, Bill Cantrell 104.610 400
Notre Dame, W. F. Gardner 97.772 300
Tempo, Bab Schraeder 79.751 : 225
Miss Madison, Buddy Byers 77.253 169
St. Regis, James Fyle DNS
Miss Exide, Bill Brow 108.695 400
Miss Michigan, Doc Terry 88.437 300
Blue Chip Walter Kade DNF
Tahoe Miss, Chuck Thompson DNF
Miss Bardhal, Dan Wilsan DISQ.
Total Points Miss Exide (an elapsed time) 400
Gale V 400
Notre Dame (an elopsed time) 300
Miss Michigan 300
Miss Madison 169
(First Heat) -
1, Da-Ro-Be, Montgomery, Po., Bab Overdorf, 45.000;
2, Adastra, Camp Hill, Pa., Luther Shoop Jr., 44.666;
3, Vodyanna II, Manchester, Po., Lewis Dorr, 43.290.
(Second Heat) -
1, Tach One, Mount Waif, Pa., Victar Rupp, 46.608;
2, Da-Ro-Be, 46.225;
3, Vodyanna II, 43.987.
1, Do-Ra-Be, 700;
2, Adastra, 469;
3, Vodyanna II, 450.
(First Elimination) -
1, Red Top, Cambridge, Md., George Cusick, 61.141;
2, Sandy K, Chester, Md., Lem Thompson, 55.283;
3, Bonanza, III., Horve de Grace, Steve Sharp, 55.012.
1; Renegade, Baltimore, Billy Bunn, 61.224;
2, Lil Lectron, Wilmington, Del., Willard Wilson, 60.443;
3, Hustler, Brigantine, N. J., Bob Gale, 57.216.
(Final Heat) -
1, Red Top, 64.148;
2, Renegade, 61.141;
3, Lil Lectron, 59.172.
1, Red Top, 800; 2, Renegade, 700;
3, Lil Lectron, 525.
(First Elimination) -
1, Wildcat, Arlington, Va., Andy Lemeshewsky, 66.765;
2, Justo-A-Guest, Westville, N. J., Jim Filbey, 65.217;
3, Runnin Bear, Hamiltan Square, N.J., Dick Newell, 61.517.
1, Mr. Neon, Massapequo, N. Y., Bill Boyonce, 62.981;
2, Tempest, Berlin, N. J., Andy Miller, 61.350;
3, Vagabond, Narristawn, Pa., Walt Struzek, 59.289.
(Final Heat) -
1, Justa-A-Guest, 67.517;
2, Wildcat, 63.604;
3, Mr. Neon, 60.934.
(Final Standings) -
1, Justa-A-Guest, 700;
2, Wildcat, 625;
3, Mr. Neon, 527
|E SERVICE RUNABOUTS
First Heat -
1, Second Mortgage, Miami, Fla., Buddy Pumo, 62.500 m.p.h.;
2, E-Z-Duzit, Wash- ington, Billy Pratt, 60.120,
3, True Ann, New Orleans, Gerry Melta, 58.064.
1, True Ann, 62.893;
2, High Hopes, Hayes, Va., W. S. Thomas, 61.813;
3, Second Mortgage, 56.250.
Final Standings -
1, True Ann, 625;
2, Second Mortgage, 625 (True Ann wins with better elapsed
3, High Hopes, 469.
|F SERVICE RUNABOUTS:
1, Scandal, Arlington, Va., Harold Satterfield, 63.920;
2, Violator, Williomsville, N. Y., Curt Brayer, 62.327;
3, Oh-Mona, Miami, Del Daily, 61.601.
Second Heat -
1, Scandal, 64.609;
2, Oh-Mona-Too, Richord Cooper, 64.056;
3, Violator, 57.252.
Final Standings -
1, Scandal, 800;
2, Violotar, 525;
3, Oh-Mona-Too, 469.
1, Dixie Boy II, Hyattsville, Md., Charlie Miller, 63.784;
2, Woody Jr's Special, Cambridge, Md., Elwood Pliescott Jr.,
3, Jack McMahn, Phila., 62.370.
1, Woody Jr's Special, 65.359;
2, Jack McMahn, 64.795;
3, Spook, Dublin, Pa., Bob Walter, 60.566.
Final Standings -
1, Woody Jr's Special, 700;
2, Jack McMahn, 525;
3, Dixie Boy II, 400.
First Heat -
1, Miss Washington, D. C., Wash., D. C., Frank Vernon, 72.115;
2; Unicorn, Haven Beach, N. J., Charles Strickland, 70.810;
3, Jackie B., Dayton, Ohio, Dave Thomas, 68.078.
Second Heat -
1, Wee Tonmy Tucker, Pasedena, Md., Eddie Alexsandrowicz, 72.347;
2, Unicorn, 72.000;
3, Jackie B., 64.982.
Final Standings -
1, Unicorn, 600;
2, Wee Tommy Tucker, 569;
3, Jackie B., 450.
Governor's Cup Regatta
An estimated 5000 spectators witnessed the 4th annual Illinois Governor's
Cup Regatta staged this year on Pistakee Bay, McHenry, Ill., Oct. 6. Lou
Portalski of Antioch, driving the nation's top SK racing runabout Greyhound,
edged out last year,'s top boat Long Gone to win his second Governor's
race in a row. This was one of the closest power boat events ever
held as Portalski came from behind to win the race by seconds.
The APBA regatta was sponsored by the Chain O'Lakes Boat Club of Fox
Lake. Co-hosts for the event were Pink Harrison's Resort and the Oak Park
.Frank Davis, the boat safety supervisor for the Illinois Dept. of
Conservation, was on hand to present the Governor's Cup as Gov. Otto Kerner
was unable to attend due to previous commitments.
Portalski, the "Grand Dad" of SK boat racing, is leading in points
across the nation in the Chrysler powered Raysoncraft hull. This 90 mph
SK racing runabout is owned and maintained by Bob and Dick Flood of Skokie.
The winning 150 hydrgplane was Daisy Mae driven by Sharon Mims
of Miami, Fla. As one of the few women competing in inboard power boat
racing she displayed excellent driving ability to win with very keen competition.
Peter Mistretta of Chicago in his El Toro won the very competitive
E racing runabout event. Mistretta took the checkered flag after two of
the nation's top boats were disqualified. Jug Kelly of Chicago in Steel
City Special and Charles Gerage of Chicago in El Matadore were
guilty of turning into the pit area before the race was over.
Two accidents marred the almost perfect regatta. Tom Blickel of Chicago
in Tom Cat flipped in the north turn but was unhurt. Dave Thomas
of Dayton, Ohio, was thrown from Sayonara, a 100 mph 280 hydro,
as he entered the first turn in the free-for-all. Thomas was taken to McHenry
Hospital with a badly lacerated leg but was up and around for the trophy
Calm water, perfect weather and a number of competing boats made this
one of the finest regattas ever held on the Chain O'Lakes.
|SK Rac. Run. -
1, Greyhound, Lou Partalski Antiach;
2, Long Gone, Les Brown, Oak Lawn,
3, Spider, Jahn Stone, Glenview;
4, Heco Go, A. Haines, Memphis, Tenn.
|E Rac. Run. -
1, El Toro, Peter Mistretto, Chicago;
2, Twinkie, E. J. lender, McHenry;
3, El Matadore, Charles Gerogo, Chicago.
|280 Hydro -
1, Sayonara, Dave Thomas, Dayton, Ohio;
2, Wing Ding, Jim Thompson, Ingleside;
3, White Mule, Lenny Ryden, Schiller Park.
|150 Hydro -
1, Daisy Mae, Sharon Mims, Miami;
2, Raw Hide, Wally Johnson, Crystal Lake,
3, Miss Mouse Trap, Frank Kassaw, Ottawa.
1, Long Gone, Les Brown, Oak Lawn;
2, Poor Excuse, Pat Johnson, Chicago.
High Point Standings
The following tabulation of national high points is based on summary
sheets received at National Headquarters as of Oct. 7
Miss Bardahl, Bardahl Chemical Co., Seattle, Wash. 2025
Gale V, Gale Enterprises, Detroit, Mich. 1800
Tahoe Miss, Harrah's Club, Reno, Nev. 1395
Miss Exide, Milo Stoen, Seattle, Wash. 1394
Notre Dame, Dr. Fraser McDonald, Detroit, Mich. 1228
The Redskin, Ted Bowhay, Seattle, Wash. 4319
Miss Desoto, William Sterett, Owensboro, Ky. 2200
Miss Vitamilk II, William Brow, Seattle, Wash. 2169
Annie's Dodge, Ed Johnston, Spokane, Wash. 2113
Chrysler Queen, George Byers, Sr., Columbus, Ohio 1800
Hurricane, John J. Mason, Bethesda, Md. 8315
Wildcat, Andrew A. lemeshewsky, Arlington, Va. 7909
Water Scamp, Ben lange, Seattle, Wash. 6190
Sayonara, Dale Burnison, Renton, Wash..4065
Beverly Ann IV, Sidney Johnson, Cambridge, Md. 3613
Wa-Wa-Too, Wm. A. Ritner, Sr., Gladwyne, Pa 5957
Miss Washington D. C., Carl E. Henderson,
Washington, D. C. 5390
Apache, Michael Thomas, Harvey Cedars, N. J..4665
Holy-Smoke, Earl Wham, Spokane, Wash. 3800
Skitter, Don Ward, Torrance, Calif 3259
J. J. Special, Fred Wright, Seattle, Wash. ..4869
High Winder II, Ed Morgan, Jr., Trenton, Mich. 4269
Miss Treated, William E. legg, Seattle, Wash. 3309
Gee Whizz, Bob Johanson, Benton City, Wash. .2829
Cobalt, Justin C. Schaller, Detroit, Mich. 2000
Avenger 6, Randy Meyer, No. Hollywood, Calif.. 5021
Rowdy, Paul H. Flohn, E. Orange, N. J... 4078
High Hopes, Jack Hess, Seattle, Wash. 4000
Woody Jr's. Special, Elwood J. Pliescott, Jr., Cambridge, Md.
Ulua-Kai II, Francis Coneeny, Carney's Pt., N. J.. 3573
Red Top, Robert E. Tuttle, North Port, N. Y. 8700
Lil' Squirt II, R. Bruce McDonald, Seattle, Wash... 8288
Lil' Lectron, Willard S. Wilson, Jr., Wilmington, Dela. 4894
Fly'n Bucket, V. Paul Bequette, San Diego, Calif. 4590
Bonanza III, Steve Sharp, Havre de Grace, Md...431
Southern Air V, F. C. Moor, Hialeah, Fla 1000
Ergo, Alan Robinson, St. Petersburg, Fla.. 696
Gene Fleming, Sarasota, Fla 625
Petunia, Sam B. Newman, St. Petersburg, Fla 521
Dragon, Sam Crooks, Madeira Beach, Fla... 300
Short Snort, Lynn E. Montgomery,
Federal Way, Wash. . 5679
Southern Air IV, F. C. Moor, Hialeah, Fla 5350
Piranha, H. V, Eastman, Tustin, Calif 4000
Voodoo II, Jack Philpott, Seattle, Wash 3925
Kat-N-Nan II, Paul Bauer, Deerpark, Ohio ..3925
Block Buster, William Block, Northfield, N. J 3427
Tach-1, Ray P. Myers, York, Pa. ...8088
Da-Ro-Be, Robert Overdorf, Montgomery, Pa.. 6432
Bad News, Lewis Darr, Manchester, Pa 2969
Calamity Jane II, Horace Burgard, York, Pa. 2817
Fayda I, Dan Bertolette, Norristown, Pa. 2138
Gotta Go V, Ennie Argence, New Orleans, La 1900
Angela D, Frank Tullos, New Orleans, La 1125
Pinkie, Billy R. Overby, Metairie, La 900
Miss-Take, Joe Hartdegen, New Orleans, La 769
Lil Rebel, Fred Wichers, Jr., Gretna, La.. 169
Hot Cindrs, LeRoy Penhall, Anaheim, Calif. 5900
Hot Box, Les Jeboult, New Westminster, B. C... 3509
Rebel, Gary Robarge, Provo, Utah.., 3252
Big Deal, Don West, Pleasant Grove, Utah .2394
Buckshe, Max Douet, N. Burnaby, B. C.2238
Jersey Speed Skiff
Jo-Carol Too, Dan Ardolina, W. Long Branch, N. J 4950
Jo-Ann, Joseph Julian, Atlantic Highlands, N. J.,..3525
Blacky Carbon, Fred Zbranak, Linden, N. J 2150
Restless, Peter Deppert, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J 1390
Blue Chips, Jack Sweeney, Rumson, N. J 1203
Ski. Rac. Run.
Greyhound, Robert Flood, Skokie, IL, 4225
Das' Fireschpitten Loudinboomer, Joe Maybrown, Long Beach, N. Y 3619
Chic Sails, Fre~ Clute, Portland, Ore 3186
Suddenly, Anthony M. Maricich, San Pedro, Calif. 2925
Poor Excuse, Deon Guerine, Melrose Park, III... 2886
B Rac. Run.
Lil' Bee, Ernie Rose, Patterson, Calif :.: 3500
Stand In, Natl Tabar, Westley, Calif ' 1950
Slide Rule, Olen Miller, Modesto, Calif 1675
B-Flat, Rollin W. Robinson, Modesto, Calif : 1130
B Bop, John Fay, Healdsburg, Calif 619
E Rac. Run.
Daddy's Baby, Joe Poty, Whittier, Calif... 3700
El-Toro, Peter J. Mistretta, Chicago, IL 3563
El Matador, Charles Gerage, Chicago, 111 3200
Riff Raff, Laurence Byward, Costa Mesa, Calif 2700
My Stardust, Wes Knudson, Provo, Utah 2000
E Ser. Run.
Second Mortgage, Ben Puma, Miami, Fla 4407
High Hopes, W. S. Thomas, Gloucester, Co., Va. 2075
Dinah-Might, S. R. Boswell, Miami, Fla 2007
Trice Ann, Albert D. Flair, New Orleans, La 1800
Frustration, J. D. Wooldridge, Miami, Fla 1544
F Ser. Run.
Scandal, Wm. Bourne, Coral Gables, Fla... 5625
Oh! Mona, Del Daily, Miami, Fla 3109
Miss Conncraft, Robert Conn, No. Miami, Fla 2175
Violator, Ted Brayer, Snyder, N. Y 1400
Oh! Mona Too, Del Daily, Miami, Fla , 844
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