1955 Detroit Memorial
Supertest Set to Go
The Memorial Cup powerboat race in Detroit this Saturday promises as much excitement as last Saturday's thrilling Maple Leaf run in Windsor.
The same eight boats—and possibly three others—are expected to start in the Memorial.
The "hot boat" is the lone Canadian entry, Gordon and Jim Thompson's London and Sarnia craft, Miss Superteat II.
Supertest placed second in the Maple Leaf but her stunning competition debut brought immediate respect.
Miss Cadillac, the winner of the Canadian waterspeed crown, will also be entered.
Excitement is at pitch because the Canadian boat ran so well last week. This is the first outside challenge to the Detroit fleet, on home waters, in some years.
All classes of limited boats will also race.
Time for unlimited class heats are 12:05 for the first; 2:35 for the second; and 5:05 for the final.
Here are the likely entries:
- Miss Supertest II, owned by Gordon and Jim Thompson. London, driven by Bill Braden of Hamilton,
- Miss Cadillac, owned and driven by Frank “Bud” Saille,
- Gale IV, owned by Joe Schoenith and driven by “Wild Bill'* Cantrell,
- Gale V, another Schoenith entry, driven by Lee Schoenith.
- Wha Hoppen Too, owned by Marv Heinrich and Chuck Doran and driven by Heinrich
- Short Circuit, owned and driven by Chuck Thompson.
- My Sweetie, owned by Horace Dodge and driven by John Ban
- Such Crust III, campaigned by Jack Schafer and driven by Walter Kade.
The extra boats over last week's eight are
- Guy Lombardo's Tempo VII, reportedly ready to start with Danny Foster at the wheel
- one more of the Dodge Sweetie fleet, the driver of which is not yet named
- Miss U.S., owned and driven by George Simon.
--- The Windsor Star, June 25, 1955