1950 Harmsworth Trophy
Detroit River, Detroit MI, September 1-2, 1950


Statistics

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bullet Statistics
 

September 1,2

(5n) 5.755 Mile Course

Detroit River

(40n) 46.04 Mile Heats

Detroit, Michigan

(80n) 92.08 Mile Race

 

No.

Entry

Owner

Qual.

Comp. Lap

Race

1.

U-1

Such Crust I

Jack Schafer

87.810

2.

U-11

Such Crust II

Jack Schafer

88.940

87.072

81.171

3.

U-3

My Sweetie (1)

Horace Dodge II

94.510

86.343

4.

U-10

Delphine X

Horace Dodge II

5.

U-4

Miss Great Lakes

Al Fallon

92.730

6.

U-9

Astraea II

Cameron Peck

7.

U-27

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Sayres

96.720

102.676

95.439

8.

U-99

Miss Pepsi (2)

Walter Dossin

96.510

9.

G-13

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

10.

Ca-9

Miss Canada IV

Ernest Wilson

87.956

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Lou Fageol

400

91.127

2.

My Sweetie

Bill Cantrell

300

85.004

3.

Such Crust II

Dan Arena

225

84.705

4.

Miss Canada IV

Harold Wilson

169

80.410

 

Heat Two

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Lou Fageol

400

100.180

2.

Such Crust II

Dan Arena

300

77.922

3.

My Sweetie

Bill Cantrell

DNF

 

Recapitulation

Heat 1

Heat 2

Total

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

400

400

800

2.

Such Crust II

225

300

525

3.

My Sweetie

300

DNF

300

4.

Miss Canada IV

169

DNS

169

 

Qualifications (Driver)

Lap 1

Lap 2

Lap 3

Ave.

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV (Stan Sayres)

96.900

97.350

96.050

96.730

2.

Miss Pepsi (Chuck Thompson)

98.180

95.120

96.910

96.510

3.

My Sweetie (Bill Cantrell)

95.290

93.910

91.340

94.510

4.

Miss Great Lakes (Bill Muncey)

95.420

96.810

86.250

92.730

5.

Such Crust II (Dan Arena)

87.560

89.530

87.940

88.940

6.

Such Crust I (Danny Foster)

87.780

89.520

89.750

87.810

7.

Astraea II (Clell Perry)

       

8.

Tempo VI (Guy Lombardo)

       

9.

Delphine X (Bill Cantrell)

       

The Harmsworth Trophy was a contest between nations with each nation allowed a three boat team. The selection was a judgment call with qualification speed being not necessarily determinative. Such Crust II was selected as the #3 boat due to her reliability. Miss Pepsi and Miss Great Lakes were passed by since the committee felt this factor was lacking. Stan Sayres was originally slated to drive Slo-mo-shun IV, but pressure from his family and insurance company dissuaded him. Gold Cup driver Ted Jones had injured his hand hence the selection of Lou Fageol.

[Statistics and comments from Greene, V.1]


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