Roostertails Unlimited [1973]
Appendix A

Introduction
Ch.1 A Race
Ch.2 A Little History
Ch.3 The Evolution Revolution
Ch.4 The Principle
Ch.5 The Power Plant
Ch.6 Building a Hydroplane
Ch.7 The Crew
Ch.8 The Men With the Money
Ch.9 What's an Unlimited?
Ch.10 Preparing the Race
Ch.11 The Rulebook
Ch.12 The Spectator
Ch.13 First You Get Into the Cockpit
Glossary
Bibliography
Appendix A Unlimited Class Speed Records
Appendix B National High Point Champions
Appendix C Major Races

Unlimited Class Speed Records

Straightaway Records

Mile — 200.419 m.p.h. by U-2 Miss U.S. I with Roy Duby driving on Guntersville Lake, Alabama on April 17, 1962.

Kilometer — 198.168 m.p.h. by U-2 Miss U.S. I with Roy Duby driving on Guntersville Lake, Alabama on April 17, 1962.

Qualifying Records

2-mile course average — 124.310 m.p.h. by U-25 the fourth Pay ‘n Pak with Mickey Remund driving for the Gold Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington on July 19, 1973.

3-mile course average — 125.581 m.p.h. by U-25 the third Pride of Pay 'N Pak with Billy Sterett, Jr. driving for the Seafair Trophy Race on Lake Washington in Seattle on August 3, 1972.

2-mile lap — 124.654 m.p.h. by U-25 the fourth Pay ‘n Pak with Mickey Remund driving for the Gold Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, on July 19, 1973.

3-mile lap — 125.874 m.p.h. by U-25 the third Pride of Pay ‘n Pak with Billy Sterett, Jr. driving for the Seafair Trophy Race on Lake Washington in Seattle on August 3, 1972.

Competition Records

2-mile lap — 119.691 m.p.h. by U-25 the fourth Pay ‘n Pak with Mickey Remund driving in the Gold Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, on July 22, 1973.

3-mile lap — 117.137 m.p.h. by U-71 the fifth Atlas Van Lines with Bill Muncey driving in the Seafair Trophy Race on Lake Washington in Seattle on August 6, 1972.

15-mile heat on a 2-mile course — 111.386 m.p.h. by U-12 the seventh Miss Budweiser with Dean Chenoweth driving in the Gold Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, on July 22, 1973.

15-mile heat on a 3-mile course — 116.079 m.p.h. by U-40 the third Miss Bardahl with Ron Musson driving in the San Diego Cup on Mission Bay in San Diego on October 3, 1965.

45-mile race on a 2-mile course — 107.417 m.p.h. by U-71 the fifth Atlas Van Lines with Bill Muncey driving in the Atomic Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, on July 23, 1972.

45-mile race on a 3-mile course — 115.056 m.p.h. by U-40 the third Miss Bardahl with Ron Musson driving in the San Diego Cup on Mission Bay in San Diego on October 3, 1965.

60-mile race — 105.354 m.p.h. by U-12 the seventh Miss Budweiser with Dean Chenoweth driving in the Gold Cup on the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, on July 22, 1973.

90-mile race — 104.033 m.p.h. by U-00 the second Maverick will Bill Stead driving in the Gold Cup on Lake Washington in Seattle on August 9, 1959.

(Reprinted from Roostertails Unlimited by Andy Muntz, 1973)


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