1966 British Columbia Cup
Lake Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada, July 17, 1966


Okanagan Marked By Roostertails

bullet $15,000 Prize for Hydro Races Here in July
bullet Work Crews Hit Snag in Hydroplane Pits
bullet 2.5 Mile Track Hinders Fast Entry Onto Course
bullet Trouble Spots to be Watched
bullet Trying for B.C. Cup
bullet Excitement Building : Kelowna Enters Big League of Racing
bullet Tahoe Miss Leads Boats to Kelowna
bullet Okanagan Marked by Roostertails
bullet Hydroplane Happenings
bullet Allisons and Rolls Royce Share the Spotlight
bullet Owner Rebuilding: A New Miss Budweiser Might Race in Kelowna
bullet Tahoe Miss Wins Cup
bullet Tahoe Miss Wins in Canada
bullet B.C. Cup Hydroplane Race Results

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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