1953 Imperial Gold Cup
Ohio River, New Martinsville, WV, September 27, 1953


Statistics

bullet Two World Speed-Boat Records Set in One-Mile Time Trials in West Virginia
bullet Such Crust V Wins Imperial Gold Cup on Ohio
bullet Slo-mo-shun V Invades the East
bullet Statistics

September 27

3 Mile Course

Ohio River

12 Mile Heats

New Martinsville, W.Va.

24 Mile Race

 

No.

Entry

Owner

Race

1.

U-5

Such Crust V

Jack Schafer

89.010

2.

U-37

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Stan Sayres

 

3.

U-50

Miss Wayne (1)

Frank Saile

61.670

4.

U-51

Gale II

Joe Schoenith

85.796

5.

G-22

Such Crust III (2)

Jack Schafer

 

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Such Crust V

Bill Cantrell

400

87.340

2.

Gale II

Lee Schoenith

300

85.884

3.

Miss Wayne

Joe "Doc" Terry

225

59.700

4.

Such Crust III

Chuck Thompson

DNF

5.

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Joe Taggart

DNF

 

Heat Two

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Such Crust V

Bill Cantrell

400

90.756

2.

Gale II

Lee Schoenith

300

85.713

3.

Miss Wayne

Joe "Doc" Terry

225

63.777

 

Recapitulation

Heat 1

Heat 2

Total

1.

Such Crust V

400

400

800

2.

Gale II

300

300

600

3.

Miss Wayne

225

225

450

4.

Such Crust III

DNF

DNS

000

5.

Slo-Mo-Shun V

DNF

DNS

000

After the regatta Such Crust III did a mile at 151.58 m.p.h. and her sister Such Crust V did a mile at 140.18 m.p.h.

[Statistics and comment from Greene, V.1]

This was Such Crust V's only win in competition. --LF


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