1996 APBA Gold Cup
Detroit River, Detroit MI, June 2, 1996


Hanuaer Sidelined

Final Recap of Wet and Wild Cup Weekend . . .
Villwock Breezes to Hydroplane Title
Three-Lap Heats Leave Sidelined Tate Hot
Hanuaer Sidelined
Rough Waters
Thunderboats Lose to Detroit River Wind, Waves

Chip Hanauer, who has won 10 Gold Cups, missed his second Gold Cup in three years. Hanauer was advised not to compete Sunday because of a concussion suffered during his accident with Tate.

Hanauer's 6,200-pound hydroplane barrel-rolled over Mark Tate's boat coming out of the first turn in a heat run Saturday, causing substantial damage to both boats.

Hanauer, 10-time Gold Cup winner, withdrew after doctors from Detroit Receiving Hospital told him to rest for 72 hours. He is expected to be cleared to drive this weekend at Kansas City.

The Miss Budweiser crew was able to repair the boat, which also sustained heavy damage. Mark Evans, who originally qualified the Miss Wellness Plan, was named as Hanauer's replacement.

In 1994, Hanauer missed the Gold Cup when he sustained broken transverse processes in his back.

(reprinted from Detroit News, June 3, 1996)


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