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Detroit Gold Cup Makes History


History was made at the 105th running of the American Power Boat Association Detroit Gold Cup race July 13, as Jimmy Shane, 28, driving in his second race for the Oberto/Miss Madison unlimited hydroplane race team, became the youngest Gold Cup champion.

First run in 1904, the Gold Cup is the oldest active trophy in motorsports history. Shane is the defending 2013 National high points champ and drove flawless during that July weekend — first as top qualifier with a two lap average of 162.613 mph on the 2.5-mile Detroit River race course; then winning all four heat races on Saturday and Sunday, leading up to the final heat with his 140.86-mph average, first-place finish. This was Shane’s seventh career win on the H1 Unlimited series circuit. Forty-three years has past since Miss Madison last won the Gold Cup with driver Jim McCormick at the 1971 Madison Regatta.

Paul Kemiel

Photo coutesy of Paul Kemiel

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