1962 Indiana Governor's Cup
Muncey And Schleeh Set Pace In Regatta
By Jim Thom, Star Staff Writer
Madison, Ind.—Tahoe Miss and Miss Century 21 easily outran their closest pursuers yesterday in the first two elimination heats for unlimited hydroplanes in the Madison Regatta.
Miss Century 21, driven by Bill Muncey of Seattle, already holds this year’s Diamond Cup, the Seattle Gold Cup and the Detroit International Trophy, and threatens to retire the Indiana Governor's Cup this afternoon by winning it for the third straight year.
Her average speed was 104.819 yesterday.
Tahoe Miss, driven by Col. Russ Schleeh of March Air Force Base, Cal., ran an average of 99.778.
Miss Madison, the Ohio River city’s own hydroplane, driven by Marion Cooper of Louisville, ran second in the first heat, being left a mile and a half behind Miss Tahoe.
The second heat was closer with Miss Bardahl, driven 101.454 mph by Ron Musson of Seattle.
Other unlimiteds placing were Fascination, driven by Bob Gilliam of Seattle: Miss B and I, driven by Bob Miller of Seattle; Thunderbolt, driven by Bud Saile of Detroit, and Such Crust, driven by Fred Alter of Detroit.
Bill Cantrell, who was slated to drive Gale V, stood idle because his boat did not get to Madison.
In the 280 class hydroplanes, Bill Kiddy of Alexandria, Ky„ drove Embassy 66.914 mph to win the first heat and Paul Schroeder of Cincinnati, ran 62.849 mph in Scavenger.
In the 7 litre, Chrysler Queen, driven by George Byers of Columbus, O„ turned a 64.562 race leading Miss DeSoto, driven by his uncle, Frank Byers Jr., of Columbus, O., and Baby Doll, driven by Mario Maraldo of Detroit.
In the 266s, Jim Fyle of Washington, D.C., won with First Lady at 77.5 mph and Joseph F. Moulis Jr., of Fox Lake, Ill., drove 48.6 mph to win in the ski runabouts.
Rains delayed the start by a couple of hours but the small boats ran fast and took up the slack, finishing just before a second downpour.
--- The Indianapolis Star, September 2, 1962