1969 World's Championship
Detroit River, Detroit MI, June 29, 1969

New Rule Helps Muncey To World Hydro Title

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New Rule Helps Muncey To World Hydro Title
Muncey Unlimited Champ

Bill Muncey, with the help of a new unlimited hydroplane rule, drove George Simon's Miss U.S. to a second consecutive UIM-APBA World championship on the Detroit River June 29 before an estimated 200,000 persons.

Muncey, charging from a third place position entering the final heat, was aided by a rule which states that in case of a tie in points at the end of a race, the boat finishing first in the final heat wins. Before, the winner was decided on the basis of elapsed time. When Muncey finished ahead of Dean Chenoweth in Myr's Special, the two were tied in race points at 1100.

Muncey's first place gave him the UIM-APBA crown for the second consecutive year.

The final standings: Miss U. S. (Muncey), 1100 points; Myr's Special (Chenoweth), 1100; Miss Schweppes (Alter), 927; Miss Madison (McCormick), 750; Atlas Van Lines (Wham), 638; Notre Dame (Borgersen), 450; Miss Budweiser (Fults), 300; Savair Mist (Kade), 300.

(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, August 1969, p.118)

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