1967 UIM World Championship
Detroit River, Detroit MI, July 2, 1967
Chrysler Crew Wins Championship in Spirit Of Detroit Hydro Races
The hemi-powered Chrysler Crew turned the Spirit of Detroit world championship hydroplane race into a one-sided event July 2, as the 29-foot craft won both of its heats before showing its wake to the field in the final race.
Second place went to My Gypsy, piloted by Jim Ranger of Detroit. Third was Savair's Probe, driven by Bob Miller of Everett Wash. Notre Dame, driven by Jim McCormick of Owensboro, Ky., was fourth.
Chrysler Crew, piloted by Bill Sterett of Owensboro, Ky., took her first heat at 100 mph and then clocked 99 mph for the last two races. It was the first major success for the Chrysler boat.
(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, September 1967, p. 102)
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