1951 Steel Cup
Three Rivers, Pittsburgh PA, June 2, 1951


Statistics

bullet Miss Pepsi Captures the Steel Cup in Picturesque Regatta at Pittsburgh
bullet 250,000 See Pepsi Win
bullet Statistics

June 2

2 Mile Course

Ohio River

15 Mile Heats

Pittsburgh, Penn.

45 Mile Race


 

No.

Entry

Owner

Race

1.

U-99

Miss Pepsi (2)

Walter Dossin

63.467

2.

G-99

Such Crust I

Jack Schafer

 

3.

H-90

Tomyann

Joe Taggart

 

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Miss Pepsi

Chuck Thompson

400

57.435

2.

Tomyann

Joe Taggart

300

47.719

3.

Such Crust I

Danny Foster

DNF

 
 

Heat Two

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Miss Pepsi

Chuck Thompson

400

61.777

 

Heat Three

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Miss Pepsi

Chuck Thompson

400

73.170

 

Recapitulation

Heat 1

Heat 2

Cum.

Heat 3

Total

1.

Miss Pepsi

400

400

800

400

1200

2.

Tomyann

300

DNS

300

DNS

300

3.

Such Crust I

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

The course for the 1951 Steel Cup was unique in that it resembled a clover leaf. The site of the race was at the confluence of three rivers - the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio. The course started up the Allegheny, twisted around a hair pin curve to run past the mouth of the Monongahela and then down the Ohio before turning back to the judge's stand. Needless to say such a twisting course did not make for high speeds.

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Statistics

Steel Cup Trophy (3 15-mile heats)

First Heat
1. Miss Pepsi, Charles F. Thompson, Detroit. Time 15:40 2/5 Speed 57.4 mph
2. Tomyann, Joseph J. Taggart, Canton OH
Such Crust, Dan Foster, Detroit DNF

Second Heat
1. Miss Pepsi. Time 14:31 1/5 Speed 61.35 mph
Such Crust and Tomyann DNS

Third Heat
1. Miss Pepsi. Time 12:18 Speed 73.17 mph
Such Crust and Tomyann DNS

Point score: Miss Pepsi 1200, Tomyann 300

(Reprinted from New York Times June 3, 1951)


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