1974 APBA Gold Cup
Lake Washington, Seattle WA, August 4, 1974

Schumacher May Drive Valu-Mart
By Del Danielson

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Billy Schumacher, who has made a career of retiring from unlimited-hydroplane racing, may be back.

Schumacher, 31, possibly will replace Ron Armstrong in the cockpit of the Valu-Mart.

Schumacher "retired" as the Pay n Pak driver more than two years ago when he refused to drive at Madison, Ind., because of adverse water conditions.

Schumacher, however, is best known as the driver of Miss Bardahl, when he won two Gold Cups in 1967 and 1968. He later drove the Parco O-Ring Miss and then retired

The Valu-Mart was qualified for this race by Armstrong, at 115.017 miles an hour, but Schumacher took the boat out for a "see if I like it" run of three laps.

Schumacher then met with Les Rosenburg, Valu-Mart owner, in a private trailer where a final decision was to be made.

(Reprinted from The Seattle Times, August 2, 1974)

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