The Gold Cup is the oldest active motorsport’s trophy in the world. The APBA Gold Cup is to power boat racing what the Super Bowl is to football, what the World Series is to baseball and what the
Dave Villwock and the Elam Plus team made themselves the favorite for the Gold Cup by virtue of last Sunday’s Madison (Ind.)Regatta victory. Villwock was the fastest qualifier and won all three elimination heats plus the championship final on the
“I thought the starts were great and the racing was exciting,” said Villwock. “Even though everyone thinks the fastest boat will always win, we were top qualifier by only ½ mph and the other boat (the Oh Boy! Oberto driven by Steve David) had its problems.” David and the Oberto team, the defending national
On Monday (July 6), Theoret was placed in a private room. Theoret is alert and improving rapidly. He is still extremely tired from the medication given to him over the weekend. The doctors are still evaluating and checking on any possible infection that could set in from the ingestion of the
As for the boat, crew chief Scott Rainey is in
GOLD CUP INFORMATION: In an effort to make the event more fan friendly and easier to attend, Friday’s unlimited hydroplane testing will go from 1 pm to 3 pm with qualifying from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
“We are hoping to get more people down to the riverfront,” said Mark Weber, Executive Director of the APBA Chrysler Jeep Superstores Gold Cup. “The new ABRA testing and qualifying will allow fans to know exactly when the unlimited hydroplanes will be running and with our offshore boats and other support events there will be a lot of action to watch all day.”
For more information on tickets and the schedule of events call 586.774.0980 or go to http://www.gold-cup.com/ for all updated information.
SECOND TIME A CHARM: This will be the second attempt at racing the 100th running of the Gold Cup. Extremely heavy winds cancelled the Sunday program.
Oh Boy! Oberto’s Steve David said last year: “These are the worst conditions I have seen in 20 years on the
Both set of elimination heats were run on Saturday but the conditions Sunday were extreme. Elimination heat 3-A did get underway on Sunday but the U-7 Formulaboats.com craft driven Mike Allen (New Orleans, La.) blew over on the front straightaway early in the day. There was no more racing after the accident.
OLDEST MOTORPSORTS TROPHY OF THEM ALL: The Gold Cup is the oldest active motorsport’s trophy in the world. The APBA Gold Cup is to power boat racing what the Super Bowl is to football, what the World Series is to baseball and what the
Results of the
Place Boat Driver (Hometown) Final Heat Avg.
1st U-16 Miss Elam Plus Dave Villwock (
2nd U-7 Graham Trucking Jay Michael Kelly (
3rd U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto Steve David (
4th U-5 Formulaboats.com Jeff Bernard (
5th U-100 Shoreline Propellers Greg Hopp (
6th U-3 Miss Chrysler Jeep Jimmy King (
Expected Fleet for
No. Boat Name Driver (Hometown) Owner (Hometown)
U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto Steve David (Lighthouse
U-17 actiVwater Kip Brown (