PHOTOS: U-17, U-7, U-16, U-1 in Madison



PHOTOS: Cary Strouse


PHOTOS: U-1, U-5, U-7, U-48 in Madison




PHOTOS: Cary Strouse

Jimmy King eyes Gold Cup win -- if boat is ready in time

"The Detroit River has been better to us than most," (U-3's Jimmy) King said of the Gold Cup. "It's a great course with the long straightaway, and then the biggest turn and the shortest turn. The biggest challenge is the little turn, making sure to have some speed coming out of it."


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Detroit Schedule

Friday

9:00 a.m. Unlimited Drivers Meeting
10:30 a.m. Vintage & Super Light Tunnels Driver Meeting (Piston Park)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm. Offshore Launch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm Navy Tac Demo Practice
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Unlimited Testing
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Offshore Testing
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Vintage Unlimited Testing
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Offshore Testing
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Unlimited Qualifying

Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Vintage, Super Light Tunnel Drivers Meeting (Piston Park)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Unlimited Testing & Qualifying
9:00 am – 9:15 am Vintage Small
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Vintage Medium
9:30a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Vintage GP
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Vintage Skiffs (Auction Ride) (5)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-A
*10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Offshore (Extreme Class) 1st Qualifying Heat
10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Offshore (Super Cat Class) 1st Qualifying Heat
*11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-B
11:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Vintage Unlimited
11:50 a.m. – 1210 a.m. Unlimited 1-A
12:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unlimited 1-B

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break; Navy Tac Demo; Autograph Session
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Vintage Small
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Vintage Medium
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Vintage GP
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Vintage Skiffs
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Offshore (Super Cat Class) 2nd Qualifying Heat
3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Offshore (Extreme Class) 2nd Qualifying Heat
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Super Light Tunnel 2-B
3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Vintage Unlimited
4:05 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Unlimited 2-A
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Unlimited 2-B

4:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Offshore (Super Cat Class) 3rd Qualifying Heat
5:05 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Offshore (Extreme Class) 3rd Qualifying Heat

Sunday

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Vintage, and Super Light Tunnel Driver Meeting (Piston Park)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Unlimited Testing
9:00 a.m. - 9:30a.m. Opening Ceremonies (Fly Over)
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Vintage Unlimited
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Vintage Small
10:00a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Vintage Medium
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Vintage GP
10:30a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Vintage Skiffs
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Unlimited 3-A
11:05 a.m. – 11:25 p.m. Unlimited 3-B

11:25 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. Offshore (Super Cat Class) 4th Qualifying Heat
11:45 p.m. – 12:05 p.m. Offshore (Extreme Class) 4th Qualifying Heat
12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Lunch & Tac Demo & Autograph Session for Offshore On Stage
1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-C
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Unlimited 4-A
1:40p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Unlimited 4-B

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Offshore (Extreme Class) Final
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Offshore (Super Cat) Final
2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Super Light Tunnel Final
3:05 pm – 3:20 pm Vintage Unlimited
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm Vintage Small
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm Vintage Medium
3:50 pm – 4:05 pm Vintage GP
4:05 pm – 4:20 pm Vintage Skiffs
4:20 pm Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup Final!

VIDEO: Promo video for Inboard Powerboat Circuit running in Detroit this weekend

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Theoret: "When I get healthy, I'll make a decision."

“I’m happy to be with my wife and kids,” the 47-year-old Theoret said. “The rest will work out.” The native of Maple Grove, Que., gave no indication whether he’ll ever get back into the boat. “When I get healthy, I’ll make a decision,” said Theoret, who has been racing since 1983. “It depends on how healthy I am.”

Recovering could take up to a month as Theoret recovers from last week’s accident.



Hydroplane driver has brush with death >>
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PHOTOS: U-37 in the pits in Detroit



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Note: Most likely, J.W. Myers will need to re-qualify as a driver. 15 laps above 130 mph.

VIDEO: 1994 U-4 crash during qualifying at Seafair

Ken Dryden takes the U-4 Miss Elam Plus out for a qualifying attempt at the 1994 Texaco Cup at Seafair. While doing about 130 down the starightaway. Elam lifted and launched way up their before slamming down into Lk. Washington. The boat was a radical 4 point hull built by Glen Davis in 1989. It ran T-53 Lycoming turbine motor. Ken Dryden was seriously hurt after this incident and is fortunate to be alive.
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Jean Theoret out of the hospital and in Detroit!

“I just thank the Lord for being able to be here in Detroit, feeling well and getting better everyday,” said Jean Theoret “The accident last week was just one of those things when something goes wrong on the boat.”

PHOTO: Another view of the U-37 flip


PHOTO: Cary Strouse