DETROIT RIVER REGATTA ASSOCIATION Regatta Review #187 (4/17/13)
*** THE 2013 GOLD CUP WILL BE A TWO DAY EVENT
Here It Comes: The APBA Gold Cup July 13-14, 2013
From Tom Bertolini, DRRA President
There's still a chill in the air but the Detroit River Regatta
Association is busy planning for the 104th annual APBA Gold Cup on
the Detroit River. Once again the H1 Unlimited fleet will race for
the oldest trophy in motor sports.
This year we will host a two-day event: Saturday, July 13th and
Sunday, July 14th. The emphasis will be on non-stop racing action
during those two days.
The shortened schedule will pick up the pace, save resources and
limit the demand for city services during this challenging period in
Detroit. We promise fans an unforgettable, action-packed two days!
The H1 Unlimited hydroplanes will again be the stars of the show.
We are talking with Offshore and other racing divisions about
support classes as well.
Teams can begin setting up in the hot pits as they arrive from
Madison, IN. On Friday, our plan is for all ticket-holders to be
able to present any 2013 event ticket at the gate, receive an
armband and be able to tour the cold pit area.
Non-stop racing begins on Saturday.
Testing and Qualifying will begin at 8:00 AM, followed by two
hours qualifying for the pole position. Heats 1 A, B and C will
be followed by Heats 2 A, B and C on Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, Heats 3A and 3B are followed by Heats 4A and 4B.
Then, the exciting Gold Cup Final closes out the action-packed
Don't miss this summer's APBA Gold Cup race!