Click on photo to view photos from Jack Lowe, Jim Simpson and Tom Jewett
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 3:45 PM
Unlimited heat racing canceled for Saturday
New schedule for Sunday:
8 am- 8:30 Testing
9:40 Heat 1A
10 Heat !B
11:40 Heat 2A
12noon Heat 2B
2:20pm Heat 3A
2:40 Heat 3B
4pm Gold Cup Finals
8 Of course, just after the races were canceled for Saturday, the wind dropped to 4 mph.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 1:34 PM
Still on HOLD in Detroit
8 Due to winds and river conditions
Wind is easing a bit, down to 15 mph...
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:09 PM
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:07 PM
Offshore racing boats are on the water today. They run with a two-man crew... a driver and a navigator (or throttle). They are between 39 & 44 feet in length. Auto or turbine engines, revving to 3700 hp.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 11:41 AM
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 11:24 AM
From ABRA website:
"Should conditions improve, the boats could hit the water today, but race organizers and team officials are discussing running all heats tomorrow. In order for an APBA Gold Cup to be fully sanctioned and recognized, three sets of elimination heats must be run."
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 7:56 AM
From U-6 website:
We have a new gearbox that may help us get our straightaway speed!
From U-13 website:
"We put in a different motor, one of our best props and we went 14mph faster than in our morning session,” stated J Michael Kelly.
From Detroit Free Press:
"We're playing catch-up," David said. "We're trying to learn in three weeks what Elam has learned in three years. Little things make a big difference. The next time I go out, I told them to change the fin angle from 1.8 degrees to 1.5. That's what, a sixteenth of an inch?"
From Detroit News: Jimmy King talking about fans:
"They come by and say, 'You want us to go break Villwock's legs?'" King said, laughing.... "I tell them, 'No, when I win one, I want him right behind me.' Then they'll say, 'You want me to go put a hole in that boat?' and I say, 'No, no, no, I want him there.' "
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 7:42 AM
Temporary hold on unlimited heats due to weather conditions... rough water and wind
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 7:24 AM
On the web:
Detroit News Photo Gallery
Unlimiteds.net photos from Detroit
Hydro Speeds climb
David has no beef with boat
At 46, King seeks first Gold Cup victory
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 7:16 AM
Wind gusts this morning peaking at 21 mph already near Belle Isle.
Real-time weather at:
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 7:09 AM