1961 APBA Gold Cup
Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nevada, August 26-28, 1961


Miss Century 21 Takes Gold Cup
Muncey's Hydroplane tops Miss U.S. I in Points

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Seattle Seeks Gold Cup

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Gold Cup Goes to Reno

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Reno Plans for Gold Cup August 26-27

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Miss Reno, Miss U.S. I Take Gold Cup Heats

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Miss U.S. I, Miss Reno Win Heats

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2 Accidents Mar Gold Cup Races

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Miss Century 21 Takes Gold Cup

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Muncey Pilots Miss Century 21 to Gold Cup Win

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Final Results

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Statistics

Reno, Nevada, August 28 [1961] (UPI) — Bill Muncey of Seattle, who said he had planned a "cold, calculating race," bounced to his third Gold cup hydroplane championship today without winning a single heat.

He clinched the title, which he also had won in 1956 and 1957, by; taking second in the final heat behind Miss U.S. I, of Detroit, driven by Don Wilson.

Miss U.S. I was the fastest qualifier at 110.656 miles an hour. Wilson drove her to victory in the second heat Saturday and won again in the final heat today. Yesterday he was in front on the fifth lap of her second race, only 200 yards from the finish line, when Schleeh flipped.

If Wilson had crossed the line, the halfway point of the ten-lap, thirty-mile heat, it would have been an official race and he would have had 400 more points and almost certain overall victory.

In the re-run of that heat today, Miss U.S. I went dead in the water on the treacherous north turn of the third lap and could not finish. Her crew made quick repairs and she came back as strong as ever to capture the final heat.

Muncey's Miss Century 21 scored 900 points over-all. She was followed by Miss U.S. I with 800 and Miss Bardahl of Seattle, driven by Ron Musson, Akron, Ohio, with 794.

Heat Pos. Boat Home Driver Speed
1-A 1 Miss Reno Reno, Nevada Col. Russ Schleeh 103.644 m.p.h.
2 Miss Century 21 Seattle, Wash. Bill Muncey 100.447
3 Such Crust Detroit Fred Alter 91.151
4 Miss Bardahl Seattle Ron Musson 84.813
5 $ Bill Lompoc, Calif. Red Loomis 84.813
1-B 1 Miss U.S. I Detroit Don Wilson 94.844
2 Miss Spokane Spokane, Wash. Rex Manchester 94.035
3 Tempest Burien, Wash. Chuck Hickling 93.913
4 Gale V Detroit Bill Cantrell 90.316
2-B
(stopped)
1 Gale V (8 laps)     95.992
2 Such Crust (8 laps)     80.717
3 $ Bill (7 laps)   Bob Larsen 70.987
2-A
(re-run)
1 Miss Bardahl     98.914
2 Miss Century 21     96.188
3 Temptest     90.096
4 Fascination I Seattle Bob Gilliam 84.884
Final 1 Miss U.S. I     103.490
2 Miss Century 21     102.399
3 Miss Bardahl     101.447
4 Such Crust     96.386
5 Gale V     95.381
6 Tempest     93.962
7 $ Bill     78.976

[Note that the "Such Crust" above refer to the second Such Crust IV --LF]

(From United Press International)


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