1955 Indiana Governor's Cup

Statistics

October 22-23 3 Mile Course
Ohio River 15 Mile Heats
Madison, Indiana 45 Mile Race

 

  No. Entry Owner Comp. Lap Race
1 U-2 Miss U.S. George Simon
2 U-14 Dora My Sweetie Horace Dodge
3 U-23 Wha Hoppen Too Chuck Doran
4 U-50 Miss Wayne Bud Saile T.N.T.
5 U-54 Gale IV Joe Schoenith
6 U-55 Gale V Joe Schoenith 88.36
7 G-13 Tempo VII Guy Lombardo 106.007 89.71

 

  Heat One A Driver Points Speed
1 Tempo VII Danny Foster 400 102.079
2 Gale V Lee Schoenith 300 97.052
3 Miss U.S. Jack Bartlow 225 81.781
  Heat One B Driver Points Speed
1 Miss Wayne Frank Saile 400 57.778
2 Wha Hoppen Too Marv Henrich 300 T.N.T.
3 Dora My Sweetie Bob Grattan 225 T.N.T.
  Heat Two Driver Points Speed
1 Tempo VII Danny Foster 400 84.945
2 Gale V Bill Cantrell 300 84.932
3 Dora My Sweetie Bob Grattan 225 76.056
4 Miss Wayne Bud Saile 169 74.39
5 Miss U.S. Jack Bartlow 127 T.N.T.
  Heat Three Driver Points Speed
1 Tempo VII Danny Foster 400 84.23
2 Gale V Lee Schoenith 300 84.217
3 Miss Wayne Bud Saile 225 73.569
4 Miss U.S. Jack Bartlow DNF
5 Dora My Sweetie Bob Grattan DNF

 

  Recapitulation Heat 1 Heat 2 Cum. Heat 3 Total
1 Tempo VII 400 400 800 400 1200
2 Gale V 300 300 600 300 900
3 Miss Wayne 400 169 569 225 794
4 Dora My Sweetie 225 225 450 DNF 450
5 Miss U.S. 225 127 352 DNF 352
6 Wha Hoppen Too 300 DNS 300 DNS 300

 

The regatta was originally scheduled for October 8-9, but had to be postponed due to a driftwood hazard as a result of a rising river. On the second day of the regatta the water was rough and Tempo VII, a light boat, lost a good deal of her speed advantage over the other boats. Miss U.S. led Tempo VII for three laps of heat 1-A demonstrating a speed capability close to the all conquering Guy Lombardo entry.

 

[Statistics from Greene, V.1]