1951 APBA Gold Cup
Lake Washington, Seattle WA, August 4, 1951
Miss PepsiChief Threat in Gold Cup
|Seattle (AP) Chuck Thompson drove the super-powered Miss Pepsi
around the three mile Gold Cup course Friday at a record-smashing 100 miles per
hour to establish her as the chief challenger to Slo-Mo-Shun IV.
Setting a new qualifying standard as it entered the list for todays Gold Cup, the Detroit-owned Miss Pepsi averaged 104.247 mph on the fastest of its three qualifying laps. Official time was 100.5586 miles per hour for the nine-mile tour.
Miss Pepsi became the sixth boat to qualify. Others included the defending champion, Slo-Mo-Shun IV (90.45) and her sister, the Slo-Mo-Shun V (91.37); Hurricane IV (90.06); Such Crust (93.34); Hornet (82.12); Quicksilver (68.04).
(Reprinted from the Associated Press, August 3, 1951)
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