1969 Seafair Trophy Race
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington, August 3, 1969


Chenoweth Could Take Title With Win in Today's Race

bullet Atlas Starts Seafair Tests With 'POW!'
bullet Miss Budweiser Turns Lap at 117.674 m.p.h.
bullet Wanderer Flips; Driver Hospitalized
bullet Hydro Czar Raps One Day Trials
bullet Hydros vs. Yanks
bullet Chenoweth Could Take Title With Win in Today's Race
bullet Hydro Fans Due for 'Sneak Preview' Today
bullet Kasper 'Pitched' Into Hospital
bullet Bud Wins Grabs National Point Lead
bullet Sterett, Once Retired, Now Title-Bound
bullet Winner by 3 Miles
bullet Miss Budweiser Wins Seafair
bullet Fred Farley Remembers The Wanderer
bullet Statistics

With a 750-point lead and only two races remaining on the circuit, Dean Chenoweth and the Myr's Special could wrap up the national high-point championship with a win in today's Seafair Centennial Trophy Race.

Today's race beings at noon; the final race of the season the Gold will be in San Diego on September 28.

Chenoweth directed the Myr's Special to wins at Madison, Ind., and at the Tri-Cities and now has 4,925 points.

The Miss U.S., with Bill Muncey at the controls, is in a second-place tie with the Miss Budweiser, Bill Sterett's charge. Both have 4,175 points.

The winner of a heat gets 400 points, so a sweep is worth 1,200 points. Second place in a heat is worth 300 points, third 225 and fourth 169.

Of the 10 boats that will go today, eight are on the point ladder. Mister P's and the Miss Bardahl have not yet raced this year.

The standings:

Myr's Special

4,925

Miss U. S

4,175

Budweiser

4,175

Notre Dame

3,444

Miss Madison

2,625

Atlas Van Lines

2,253

Miss Owensboro

1.463

Pay 'n Pak

1,132

Savair's Mist

1,121

Miss Schwepncs

927

Parcels O-Ping

282

My Cupiee

169

 

CASH COUNT -- The Myr's Special, national point leader of the unlimited-hydroplane fleet, is also the money leader. The pickle-fork hull owned by J. Lee Schoenith has won $22,270 in five races this season. A win today could but the Myr's Special over the $30,000 mark. Today's race carries a total purse of $26,500.

Prize money includes race purses, qualification prizes and contingency awards. The money ladder:

 

Myr's Special

$22,270

Miss U. S

$19,900

Miss Budweiser

$17,450

Notre Dome

$13,850

Miss Madison

$9,030

Atlas Van Lines

$8,050

Pay 'n Pak

$5,805

Miss Schweppes

$4,150

Savair's Mist

$4,100

Miss Owensboro

$3,975

My Cupiee

$1,650

Savair's Probe

$1,535

Parco O-Ring Miss

$1,500

Miss Budweiser Too

$1,000

TOTAL

$113,765

Lake Washington Race Winners

Year

Boat

Driver

Event

Speed

1951

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Lou Fageol

Seafair Trophy

90.871

1951

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Ted Jones

Gold Cup

107.049

1952

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Dollar

Gold Cup

79.293

1953

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Taggart-Fageol

Gold Cup

92.613

1954

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Lou Fageol

Gold Cup

99.108

1955

Gale V

Lee Schoenith

Gold Cup

99.502

1956

Shanty I

Russ Schleeh

Seafair Trophy

105.654

1957

Miss Thriftway

Bill Muncey

Gold Cup

101.797

1958

Hawaii Kai III

Jack Regas

Gold Cup

103.481

1959

Maverick

Bill Stead

Gold Cup

104.033

1960

Miss Thriftway

Bill Muncey

Seafair Trophy

105.675

1961

Miss Bardahl

Ron Musson

Seafair Trophy

106.027

1961

Miss Madison

Marion Cooper

Seattle Trophy

99.356

1961

Fascination

Bob Gilliam

Queen's Trophy

89.478

1962

Miss Century 21

Bill Muncey

Gold Cup

100.071

1962

Fascination

Bob Larsen

Space Needle

79.449

1963

Tahoe Miss

Chuck Thompson

Seafair Trophy

109.459

1964

Miss Bardahl

Ron Musson

Seafair Trophy

106.522

1965

Miss Bardahl

Ron Musson

Gold Cup

103.132

1966

My Gypsy

Jim Ranger

Seafair Trophy

99.630

1967

Chrysler Crew

Mira Slovak

Seafair Trophy

107.465

1967

Miss Bardahl

Billy Schumacher

Gold Cup

101.484

1968

Miss U.S.

Bill Muncey

Seafair Trophy

100.521

(Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 3, 1969)


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