1956 Conners Memorial

Statistics

August 11-12 2½ Mile Course
Niagara River 15 Mile Heats
Buffalo, New York 45 Mile Race

 

  No. Entry Owner Qual. Race
1 U-3 My Sweetie (2) Horace Dodge 80.238
2 U-14 Dora My Sweetie Horace Dodge
3 U-6 Short Circuit (1) Chuck Thompson 82.602
4 U-72 Let's Face It Jack Bartlow 76.@@@

 

  Heat One Driver Points Speed
1 My Sweetie Joe "Doc" Terry 400 83
2 Short Circuit Chuck Thompson 300 81.02
3 Let's Face It John Bridge 225 55.728
4 Dora My Sweetie Jack Bartlow DNF
  Heat Two Driver Points Speed
1 Short Circuit Chuck Thompson 400 83.733
2 My Sweetie Joe "Doc" Terry 300 81.768
3 Dora My Sweetie Jack Bartlow 225 78.947
4 Let's Face It Ron Webber DNF -FLAG_
  Heat Three Driver Points Speed
1 Short Circuit Chuck Thompson DSQ 83.1
2 Dora My Sweetie Jack Bartlow 400 82.631
3 My Sweetie Joe "Doc" Terry 300 76.271
4 Let's Face It Ron Webber DNF

 

  Recapitulation Heat 1 Heat 2 Cum Heat 3 Total
1 My Sweetie 400 300 700 300 1000
2 Short Circuit 300 400 700 DSQ 700
3 Dora My Sweetie DNF 225 225 400 625
4 Let's Face It 225 DNF 225 DNF 225

 

Short Circuit was disqualified for jumping the gun in the final heat which prevented her from winning the race. Let's Face It was a 7 Litre that was transformed into a Gold Cupper by adding sufficient inches to her hull to meet the 20 foot Gold Cup minimum. There was no minimum for an Unlimited Hydroplane so the Conners Memorial must have been run under Gold Cup rules.


[Statistics and comments from Greene, V.1]