1950 Madison Water Carnival Free-for-All
Ohio River, Madison, Indiana, October 15, 1950


Statistics

October 15

 

Ohio River

10 Mile Heat

Madison, Indiana

10 Mile Race

 

No.

Entry

Owner

1.

G-11

Ollie's Folly

Oliver Elam

2.

H-11

Mercury

Oliver Elam

3.

U-16

My Darling

Andy Marcy

4.

N-

Wild Goose

Phil Rothenbusch

5.

A?

Pops VII [Tops VII]

Thom Cooper

 

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

My Darling

Andy Marcy

400

 

2.

Wild Goose

Phil Rothenbusch

300

 

3.

Mercury

Oliver Elam

DNF

4.

Pops VII

Thom Cooper

DNF

[Statistics from Greene, V.1]

Note: slightly different results are reported in Fred Farley & Ron Harsin's Madison: Hydroplane Heritage (BFP), pp.112-3:

"The first Unlimited hydroplane to race at Madison was the My Darling, from Springfield, Illinois. Powered by a 12-cylinder Alllison and driven by owner Andy Marcy, My Darling was a step hydro and did not have sponsons. Marcy defeated a field of smaller inboard hydroplanes at an average speed of 76.000 miles per hour. Phil Rothenbusch finished second to My Darling in Wild Goose, while J.D. Smith ran third with Y-39. Thom Cooper dropped out while leading in Tops VII when a piece of driftwood lodged itself in the water intake."


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