1930 National Sweepstakes Single Engine Class

Statistics

National Sweepstakes Single Engine Class
August 17 2½ Mile Course
Navesink River 15 Mile Heats
Red Bank, New Jersey 30 Mile Race

 

  No. Entry Owner Race
1. G-2 Californian Richard Loynes 56.217
2. G-4 Hotsy Totsy Vic Kliesrath 57.553
3. T-1 Miss Red Bank Pierre Proal 51.230
4.   Rowdy C. Thompson? 45.496
5.   Imp William Buskee? 42.857
6.   Miss Mai De Mer W. Dwyer?  
7.   Sparrow V Elmer Johnston  

 

  Heat One Driver Points Speed
1. Californian Richard Loynes 400 56.711
2. Hotsy Totsy Richard Hoyt 361 56.267
3. Miss Red Bank Pierre Proal 324 50.997
4. Rowdy C. Thompson 289 46.345
5. Imp William Buskee 256 44.551
6. Miss Mai De Mer W. Dwyer 225 40.746
7. Sparrow V Elmer Johnston DNF  
  Heat Two Driver Points Speed
1. Hotsy Totsy Vic Kliesrath 400 58.900
2 Californian Richard Loynes 361 55.734
3. Miss Red Bank Pierre Proal 324 51.469
4. Rowdy C. Thomspon 289 44.681
5. Imp William Buskee 256 41.282

 

  Recapitulation Heat 1 Heat 2 Total
1. Hotsy Totsy 361 400 761
2. Californian 400 361 761
3. Miss Red Bank 324 324 648
4. Rowdy 289 289 578
5. Imp 256 256 512
6. Miss Mai De Mer 225 DNS 225
7. Sparrow V DNF DNS 000

 

After successfully staging the 1929 Gold Cup, the Red Bank Yacht Club, in order to insure itself a yearly event, came up with the idea for the National Sweepstakes. This race was for single engine boats without any real restrictions on boat design. Gold Cup boats were thus eligible as were other boats except the multiple engine boats of Gar Wood as well as the other multiple engine craft that competed for the Harmsworth Trophy.

The National Sweepstakes was also an evolution of the single engine or 2200 cubic inch class that came into being as an alternative to racing with the multiple engine boats of Gar Wood in the early twenties.

[Statistics from Greene, V.1]