1956 Maple Leaf Trophy

Statistics

23-Jun 3 Mile Course
Lake St. Clair 15 Mile Heats
Windsor, Ontario 45 Mile Race

 

  No. Entry Owner Qual. Race
1 U-3 My Sweetie (2) Horace Dodge D.N.Q.
2 U-14 Dora My Sweetie Horace Dodge 82.505
3 U-6 Short Circuit (1) Chuck Thompson 80
4 U-20 Miss U.S. II George Simon 75
5 U-50 Miss Wayne (2) Bud Saile D.N.Q.
6 U-54 Gale IV Joe Schoenith 90
7 U-55 Gale V (2) Joe Schoenith 81.203
8 U-56 Gale VI (1) Joe Schoenith 87.096
9 U-80 Miss Ricochet Chuck Doran D.N.Q.
10 U-100 What-A-Pickle (1) Gordon Deneau 75.524
11 G-22 Such Crust III (2) Jack Schafer 85.918
12 CA-1 Miss Supertest II Gordon Thompson 77.142

 

  Heat One A Driver Points Speed
1 Gale V Bill Cantrell 169 70.053
2 What-A-Pickle Bud Saile 127 68.043
3 Gale IV Roy Duby DNF
  Heat One B Driver Points Speed
1 Dora My Sweetie Don Wilson 400 78.303
2 Miss U.S. II Jack Bartlow 300 74.432
3 Miss Supertest II Bill Braden 225 70.304
4 Such Crust III Fred Alter 95 60.095
  Heat Two A Driver Points Speed
1 Gale IV Roy Duby
2 Gale V Bill Cantrell
3 What-A-Pickle Bud Saile
4 Short Circuit Chuck Thompson
  Heat Two B Driver Points Speed
1 Such Crust III Fred Alter
2 Dora My Sweetie Don Wilson
3 Miss U.S. II Jack Bartlow
4 Miss Supertest II Bill Braden
5 Gale VI Lee Schoenith

 

[The Maple Leaf Trophy was scheduled for five heats to be run on the hour, beginning at 12 noon with the final heat at 5 P.M. the boats being given a two hour break after the last scheduled preliminary heat. Heat 1-A was run on time and then a downpour postponed heat 1-B for 25 minutes. After heat 1-B was run the deluge came and the regatta was cancelled in mid afternoon.

The electronic equipment for timing the boats was knocked out and the pits were turned into a quagmire by being flooded. Still some contestants were angry complaining the boats could have been timed with stop watches.

Trophies were awarded based on elapsed times, but then it was determined that no points would be allowed for High Points. Under Gold Cup rules both sections were scored together.]

 

[Statistics and comments from Greene, V.1]