The first fixture in the U.S. national unlimited hydroplane racing season was held at Miami,?
The first fixture in the U.S. national unlimited hydroplane racing season was held at Miami, Florida, over the Weekend (17-18 May
Veteran Bill schumacher driving his U-74 Weisfield set the pace from the qualifying rounds and held his lead throughout. However, most of the big competition -- including reigning champion Payonpak -- were knocked out in the early stages by mechanical failures.
Schumacher was pressed by Bill Munsey in his atlas U-71 but it was his first time aboard the new boat in open competition and he was still familiarising himself with the craft.
Besides the winner's trophy schumacher also set four new course records, including an average overall speed of 110.01 mph -- 9 mph better than the old record.