1960 Indiana Governor's Cup

Thriftway Wins at Madison

Willard Rhodes' Miss Thriftway, driven by Bill Muncey, won the Indiana Governor's Cup at Madison, Ind., Oct. 1-2.

Muncey finished with a perfect 1,200 points. Ron Musson drove Nitrogen Too to second place with 1,025. Bill Brow was third in Miss Bardahl with 694 and a faster average speed than Bob Gilliam who scored 694 in KOLroy. Nitrogen, with Norm Evans at the wheel, earned 600 points; Bill Cantrell in Gale V 300 and Bob Hayward with Miss Supertest, 225. Miss Detroit did not place.

Heat 1AThriftway won the heat at an average speed of 102.603 m.p.h. Muncey had a duel on his hands in the first lap but was never pressed after Supertest conked out on the backstretch. Nitrogen finished second; Supertest restarted and took third.

Heat 1BNitrogen Too and Gale V staged a terrific battle with Bill Cantrell missing a chance to make the finish closer when his boat's supercharger blew about 200 yds. from the finish line. Musson averaged 105.386. KOLroy was third; Bardahl fourth.

Heat 2ANitrogen Too led early, lost her lead when engine trouble cropped up, then regained the edge from KOLroy when that boat's engine developed problems. Supertest blew her supercharger with a loud explosion on the second lap.

Heat 2BThriftway and Nitrogen staged a three-lap duel with Muncey in front on the straightaways and Evans out-turning and passing Thriftway out of the turns. Muncey won when Evans got in trouble on the upper turn of the third lap. Thriftway won at a 105.468 average, with Nitrogen second and Bardahl third.

Heat 3 — Muncey led from start to finish and was never in trouble. Brow was a good second in Bardahl. Third was Nitrogen Too and fourth KOLroy. Nitrogen did not finish.

(Reprinted from Yachting, --- 1960, p. --)