1974 San Diego Cup

Pay 'n Pak Breaks Hydroplane Marks

San Diego, Sept 23 [1974] UPI — Pay 'n Pak set two world records in winning the San Diego Cup unlimited hydroplane race yesterday. The victory was the boat's sixth in nine starts this year and moved its driver, George Henley, closer to the national title. He took the championship final in 114.942 miles an hour to break the world record for a 2½-mile course of 111.386 set by Miss Budweiser last year. The final covered 15 miles.

The boat also broke the world record for a 45-mile regatta on a 2½-mile course by averaging 110.859 mph for its three races. The record was set by Atlas Van Lines at 108 mph in 1972.

(Reprinted from the United Press International newswire)