1974 Presidents Cup

Pay 'n Pak Wins Hydroplane Regatta

WASHINGTON, June 9 (AP) -- The defending national champion, *Pride of Pay 'n Pak, driven by George S. Henley of Eatonville, Washington, won the 43rd Presidents Cup Regatta for Unlimited hydroplanes today, although finishing third behind Miss Budweiser in the final heat.

Pay 'n Pak scored 1,025 points in winning heats yesterday and earlier today. Second place went to Atlas Van Lines driven by Bill Muncey of San Diego, which scored 900 points for finishing second in the heats, including the final one.

Miss Budweiser, with a rookie, Howie Benns of Grand Island, N.Y. at the wheel, broke a supercharger yesterday but won the final heat today to move into fourth place behind U-95 in the final standing.

(Associated Press, June 9, 1974)

* NOTE: Two boats debuting in 1969 and one from 1970 carried the name Pride of Pay 'n Pak. A new boat, launched in 1973 was known simply as Pay 'n Pak and was the first to carry that simplified name. It ran from 1973-75 and for two races in 1977 and was sometimes erroneously listed as Pride of Pay 'n Pak (as above). —LF