1940 President's Cup
World's Record Time Trials
Pacific Coast one-design hydroplanes—Sea Flea,. W. Earle Orem, Cambridge, Md., 30.153 m.p.h.
J Class E racing runabout inboard—Hi-Ho II, George B. Ward Jr., Wilmington, Del., 35.395 m.p.h.
Midget outboard—Don Whitfield, Upper Montclair. N. J., 40.595 m.p.h.
Gold Cup. supercharged—Notre Dame, Daniel Arena, Oakland, Calif., 98.227 m.p.h.
Second heat—Won by Scoundrel, Thomas Chatfield, Danbury, Conn.; Rustle, Byron F. Russell, Long Branch, N. J., second; ,Dragon. Samuel Crooks, Rumson, N. J.. third.
Speed, 45.845 m.ph.
Final standing—Scoundrel. 800 points; Rustle, 600; Dragon, 2225.
Second heat—Won by Eightball III, Henry Davis jr. .Granogue, Del.; Zoom II, Edwin Ritter, Philadelphia. second; Miss Pudd, John Fuller, Washington, third; Baby Pep, Fred Hahn, Philadelphia, fourth.
Final standing—Eightball. 800: Zoom, 600; Baby Pep, 394; Miss Pudd, 394. (Baby Pep takes third prize on elapsed time.)
Class K Inboard Runabouts
Won by Gen VI, David Gerli, Northport, L. I.; Pep IV John Bramble. Baltimore, second; Sea Sled V, Charles Shuler, Hamilton, Ohio, third; Gar-Veo II, Gardner P. Orme, Washington, fourth.
Speed, 56.426 m.p.h. (world record).
John Charles Thomas Trophy
NATIONAL 225-CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP
First heat—Won by Viper, Thomas Chatfield, Danbury, Conn.;
Chrissie IV, George
Schrafft, Newton. Mass., second; Meadowmere III, C. Frank Ripp, Rockville Centre, L. I., third: Hep-Cat, Gibson Bradfield. Barnesville, Ohio, fourth: Wild Goose III, Thomas Glennon. West Chester, Pa., fifth.
Speed, 63.906 m.p.h.
Second heat—Won by Viper; Chrissie, second; Meadowmere, third; Wild Goose. fourth.
Speed, 64.001 m.p.h.
Third heat—Won by Viper; Chrissie, secood; Meadowmere, third; Wild Goose, fourth.
Speed. 64.700 m.p.h.
Final standing—Viper, 1,200; Chrissie, 900; Meadowmere, 675.
THREE 16-MILE HEATS
Second heat—Won by Notre Dame, Dan Arena, Oakland. Calif.; My Sin, Zalmon G. Simmons, Greenwich, Conn., second; Miss Syndicate, Eddie Hudson, Detroit, third; Mercury, Marion Cooper, Louisville, Ky., fourth: Why Worry, William Cantrell, Louisville, fifth.
Winner's time, 13:55.1.
Speed, 64.653 m.p.h.
Fastest laps—Notre Dame, 63.359; My Sin, 65.170: Why Worry, 61.506: Miss Syndicate, 35.747; Mercury, 51.136.
Third heat—Won by Notre Dame; My Sin, second; Miss Syndicate, third.
Speed, 65.790 m.p.h.
Fastest laps—My Sin, 67.164; Notre Dame, 50.372; Miss Syndicate, 59.250.
Final standing—Notre Dame,. 2.000; My Sin, 900; Miss Syndicate, 673; Mercury. 296; Why Worry, 169.
Average speed for forty-five miles—Notre Dame, 63.266 m.p.h.; My Sin, 61.637; Miss Syndicate, 58.168.
American Speedboat Championship
ONE HEAT, 15 MILES
Won by My Sin, Jack Cooper, Kansas City; Viper, Thomas Chatfield, Danbury, Conn., second; Gen VI, David Gerli, Northport, L. I., third; Monk II, George Brinkerhoff, Washington, fourth; Gar-Veo II Gardner Orme, Washington, fifth.
Speed, 62.390 m.p.h.
(Reprinted from the New York Herald Tribune, September 30, 1940)
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