1966 British Columbia Cup
Lake Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada, July 17, 1966
Okanagan Marked By Roostertails
Kelowna, B.C. (CP) — Okanagan Lake exploded into spray Friday as the business of hydroplane racing got going in preparation for the British Columbia Cup unlimited hydroplane race Sunday.
Eleven giant boats will compete in the race, and seven of them made test trial runs on the lake Friday.
Miss Budweiser, piloted by Bill Brow of Seattle, Wash,, was the day's fastest, turning in a test lap of 105.634 miles an hour over a 2.5-mile oval course.
Second fastest time of the clay was posted early by Tahoe Miss, driven by Mira Slovak of Los Angeles. He did 105.386, which until late in the day; was Friday's fastest time.
Today was to be one of furious preparation for the big race, which is sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and in which boats and drivers can gather points for the world championship.
(Reprinted from the Victoria Times, July 16, 1966)
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