• Short Summary

    The first fixture in the U.S. national unlimited hydroplane racing season was held at Miami,?

  • Description

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GNBT24OWONNLQ0NIUEXWDXNI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GNBT24OWONNLQ0NIUEXWDXNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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