Seattle's Miss Bardahl Wins High Point [1958]

The Martini and Rossi trophy for the 1958 national high-point championship in the unlimited hydroplane speed boat class was won by Seattle's Miss Bardahl in what has been called "the closest finish ever," according to Mrs. Bernadette Harper, executive secretary of the American Power Boat Association. Miss Bardahl, owned by Ole Bardahl and driven first by Norm Evans and later by Iron Curtain refugee Mira Slovak, amassed 2075 points in the 12-race campaign to eke out a six-point win over runner-up Miss U.S. I owned by George Simon of Detroit.

Boats, owners and final total high points earned on the 1958 regatta Circuit are:

Miss Bardahl, Ole Bardahl, Seattle

2075

Miss U.S. I, George Simon, Detroit

2069

Maverick, William T. Waggoner, Phoenix, Arizona

1834

Wildroot Charlie, Schutt-Hardt-Schroeder Syndicate, Buffalo, New York

1163

Miss Supertest II, J. G. Thomson, London ON

752

Gale VI, Joseph A Schoenith, Detroit

727

Gale V, Joseph A Schoenith, Detroit

694

Thriftway Too, Willard Rhodes, Seattle

694

Miss Spokane, Don Klages Syndicate, Spokane WA

450

Miss Thriftway, Willard Rhodes, Seattle

400

Hawaii Kai III, Mike Welsch, Seattle

400

Breathless Too, Philip J. Murphy, Piedmont, California

300

Coral Reef, Austin Snell, Tacoma, WA

300

Nitrogen, Samuel F. du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware

300

Miss Moses Lake, George Gilham, Hermiston, Ore.

225

Miss U.S. IV, George Simon, Detroit

169

Such Crust III, Jack Schafer, Detroit

127

(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, January 1959, P. 95)


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