1952 APBA Gold Cup
Lake Washington, Seattle WA, August 9, 1952


Statistics

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bullet The Gold Cup Stays at Seattle
bullet Cantrell Recovering From Gold Cup Burns
bullet Community Project
bullet Slo-Mo-Shun IV, 118.491 MPH
bullet Statistics

August 9

3 Mile Course

Lake Washington

30 Mile Heats

Seattle, Washington

90 Mile Race

 

No.

Entry

Owner

Comp. Lap

Qual.

Race

1.

U-4

Miss Great Lakes II

Al Fallon

 

88.888

2.

U-27

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Sayres

96.840

93.024

3.

U-37

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Stan Sayres

102.837

102.564

4.

U-99

Miss Pepsi (2)

Walter Dossin

103.927

103.746

5.

G-7

Such Crust IV

Jack Schafer

 

92.666

6.

2-G

Hurricane IV

Morlan Visel

 

89.776

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Miss Pepsi

Chuck Thompson

400

101.024

2.

Hurricane IV

Morlan Visel

300

86.318

3.

Such Crust IV

Bill Cantrell

225

85.357

4.

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Lou Fageol

DNF

5.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Dollar

DNF

6.

Miss Great Lakes II

Joe Taggart

DNF

 

Heat Two

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Dollar

400

75.470

2.

Miss Pepsi

Chuck Thompson

DNF

3.

Such Crust IV

Bill Cantrell

DNF

4.

Hurricane IV

Morlan Visel

DSQ

 

Heat Three

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Dollar

400

84.356

2.

Hurricane IV

Morlan Visel

DNF

 

Recapitulation

Heat 1

Heat 2

Cum.

Heat 3

Bonus

Total

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

DNF

400

400

400

000

800

2.

Miss Pepsi

400

DNF

400

DNS

000

400

3.

Hurricane IV

300

DSQ

300

DNF

000

300

4.

Such Crust IV

225

DNF

225

DNS

000

225

5.

Slo-Mo-Shun V

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

000

6.

Miss Great Lakes II

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

000

In one of the most unusual Gold Cups of all time an entry won the race without placing in the first heat. Only in 1940 had no boat completed the 90 miles and this was because the winning Hotsy Totsy III was flagged off the course with 2 of the 12 laps left to go in the final heat as a result of exceeding the nine minute time limit for finishing after the leading boat. Slo-mo-shun IV ran 16 laps of the 30 lap race in solo splendor. If she had not have kept going the race would have gone to Miss Pepsi on the basis of her magnificent first heat. Also of note is the fact that Hurricane IV was disqualified in heat two for making a start five minutes after the gun. If she had placed in heat two, all she would have had to do was keep running in the final heat to win the race.

[Statistics and comments from Greene, V.1]


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