1950 Maple Leaf International Trophy
My Sweetie Shows Way In Powerboat Feature
Windsor, Ontario July 9  (CP) — My Sweetie, a 1,500-horsepower Detroit powerboat, with Wild Bill Cantrell at the wheel, swept all three heats of the 45-mile Maple Leaf International Trophy race on the Detroit River Saturday.
Her fastest time was hung up in third 15-mile heat when Cantrell gunned the boat 73.362 miles an hour. The race's fastest lap was also won by My Sweetie, with a blistering 76.271 miles an hour in the final lap.
Second place was taken by Delphine X, driven by Horace E. Dodge of Detroit. Dodge is the owner of both Delphine and My Sweetie.
Such Crust II, owned by Jack Schafer of Detroit and driven by Danny Arena, placed third.
My Sweetie's class established her as a top contender for the world record setter Slo-mo-shun IV in the Gold Cup event at Detroit July 22. The record was set recently at 160.3265 miles an hour on Lake Washington, near Seattle, Wash. It was made over a straight mile course and Gold Cup speeds are expected to be much lower over the oval course at Detroit.
(Reprinted from the Canadian Press, July 9, 1950)
|1||U-3||My Sweetie (1)|
|3||U-11||Such Crust II|
|DNF||U-1||Such Crust (1)|