1955 Mapes Mile High Gold Cup

Statistics

11-Sep 2½ Mile Course
Lake Tahoe 15 Mile Heats
Tahoe City, Calif. 45 Mile Race

 

  No. Entry Owner Comp. Lap Race
1 U-9 Hawaii Kai Henry Kaiser
2 U-10 Scooter Too Henry Kaiser
3 U-22 Breathless Phil Murphy 79.614
4 16-H War Paint Morgan Keaton
5 20-H Galloping Gael Lon Graditi
6 32-H Restless Henry Kaiser

 

  Heat One Driver Points Speed
1 Scooter Too Jack Regas 400 85.782
2 Galloping Gael Roger Murphy 300 79.051
3 Breathless Floyd Ciochon 225 78.317
4 Restless Barney Navarro 169 T.N.T.
5 War Paint Morgan Keaton DNF
  Heat Two Driver Points Speed
1 Hawaii Kai Ken St.Oegger 400 82.783
2 Breathless Floyd Ciochon 300 81.166
3 Scooter Too Jack Regas 225 78.488
4 Galloping Gael Roger Murphy 169 72.028
5 Restless Barney Navarro 127 70.431
  Heat Three Driver Points Speed
1 Hawaii Kai Ken St.Oegger 400 87.491
2 Breathless Roger Murphy 300 79.411
3 Restless Barney Navarro 225 69.731

 

  Recapitulation Heat 1 Heat 2 Cum Heat 3 Total
1 Breathless 225 300 525 300 825
2 Hawaii Kai DNS 400 400 400 800
3 Scooter Too 400 225 625 DNS 625
4 Restless 169 127 296 225 521
5 Galloping Gael 300 169 469 DNS 469
6 War Paint DNF DNS 0 DNS 0

 

( It has been found that the altitude of Lake Tahoe takes about 6 m.p.h.off speeds. Generally in translating 2 mile speeds to 3 mile speeds 5 m.p.h. should be added. Using this formula Hawaii Kai should be able to achieve 98 m.p.h. for 15 miles at sea level on a 3 mile course. Scooter Too should be rated at 96 m.p.h. in the same situation. Breathless comes in at 93 m.p.h. On the eastern circuit at Elizabeth City under Jay Murphy the U-22 got up to 85 m.p.h.

At the end of the season the 15 mile ratings were:

1) Tempo VII 104.7
2) Miss U.S. 100.3
3) Gale V 99.3,
4) Miss Pepsi 99.2,
5) Slo-mo-shun IV 99(e)
6) Miss Thriftway 97(e)
7) Such Crust III 94(e)
8) Miss Cadillac 93.8
9) Gale IV 93.7
10) Miss Supertest II 94(e)
11) Miss Wayne 94.0

With regard to Hawaii Kai, Scooter Too and Breathless and their projections it was assumed that they had the riding characteristics to handle the additional speed. (e) = estimate. )


[Statistics from Greene, V.1]