1956 APBA Gold Cup Race
Detroit River, Detroit MI, September 1, 1956
Gold Cup Protests Fail
Detroit, Sept. 3  (UP) Five of the six protests after Saturdays Gold cup race were turned down by the race committee today.
The lone protest remaining in the controversial race was that of Willard Rhodes, the owner of the disqualified Miss Thriftway.
Miss Thriftway, one of several Seattle boats in the race, was disqualified on the ground that she had "destroyed" a marker buoy in the final heat.
The Seattle boat, driven by Bill Muncey of Roy Oak, Mich., had been declared the winner over Miss Pepsi, owned by Roy Dossin of Detroit. Race officials ruled Miss Pepsi the victory after Miss Thriftways disqualification. Four hours later it was announced the trophy would not be awarded until an investigation had been completed.
Protests filed by Norm Evans, Ted Jones, Joseph Schoenith, George Simon and Horace Dodges were tossed out by Chairman John Carters race committee.
(Reprinted from the United Press, September, 3, 1956)
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