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Old 07-15-2005, 03:06 PM
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Miss Elam blew over going into the Roostertail turn in the Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane event in Detroit around 10 A.M. this morning. Driver out under his own power waving to the crowd seems uninjured. Spectacular photos on the American Boat Racing Association website.

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Thanks red

The photos can be seen at===http://www.abrahydroplanes.com/

Up till three years ago I used to get passes to the tower at Rooster tail turn, the most exciting and beautiful turn in moter racing, land or sea.

Here is Ellstom NOT trying to set altitude record back in 2000.
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The Elam team is feverishly working to repair the damage from this morning's blow-over. Owner Erick Ellstrom said "we have come too far not to race." The crew feels the same way. Crew member Danny Walters said "this will be an all-nighter." The internal damage was less than expected giving the team hope that they can still race for the Gold Cup. We will keep you posted.

Breaking News
The U-16 Miss Elam blew over during his second lap of testing for the Gold Cup on the Detroit River at 10 am (Eastern) Friday morning. Driver J.W. Myers escaped the boat under his own power and waved to the crowd. The dramatic blow-over occured at full speed entering Roostertail Turn near the Detroit Yacht Club, and rivaled the storied early 1980s Pay-n-Pak double flip in the Tri-Cities. The U-16 broke in half as a result of the high-flying flip and impact on the river.
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Play-by-play coverage, results and photos from Detroit start Friday.
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Gold Cup Facts
You might know this is the 97th running of the Gold Cup since 1904, but check out other trivia provided by Fred Farley, esteemed ABRA Unlimited Historian.
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Chrysler Jeep Sponsors U-3 in Detroit
It was under Chrysler Jeep's sponsorship that U-3 driver Mitch Evans outran the field to win the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit in 2003. Chrysler Jeep has agreed to again sponsor the Indiana-based thunderboat at the July 15-17 Chrysler Jeep Superstore APBA Gold Cup on the historic Detroit River race course. Jimmy King will pilot the boat in front of his hometown crowd.
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U-5 Unveils New Website
One of two new teams on the 2005 ABRA circuit, the U-5 crew and owner Chad Sanderson are full of energy and excitement. Check out their website.
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New driver announced for the U-13 Spirit of Detroit
Terry Troxell of Gig Harbor, Wash. will return to the seat of an Unlimited hydroplane Friday as driver of the U-13 Miss Spirit of Detroit. The boat, a former Winston Eagle/Smoking Joe's hull set the Detroit River speed record of over 170 with Mark Tate driving, was purchased by Oakland County businessman Dave Bartush from the USA racing team last month and took delivery last week, in time for this week's Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup race in Detroit.

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AWESOME! Video of Jean Theoret piloting the U-8 Llumar Window Film in front of his Valleyfield, Quebec hometown crowd July 8, 2005.
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Valleyfield, Quebec Coverage Updated Sunday
Jean Theoret is a hometown celebrity and the Unlimiteds are treated like a rockstars at the first-ever Unlimited exhibition at the Regates de Valleyfield. The U-5 FormulaBoats.com, U-8 Llumar Window Film, U-25 Superior Racing, and U-100 Leland Racing have all run the tight 1.5 mile course in front of an estimated attendance of 100,000 race fans.
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Canadian Roostertails
The 2005 American Boat Racing Association series for Unlimited hydroplanes includes an exhibition appearance "North of the Border" at Valleyfield, Quebec, on July 8-10. Historian Fred Farley provides a Brief History of Canadian Roostertails.
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Madison Radio Coverage on the Net
Live from Madison, Ind., listen to WORK 96.7 FM online. The webcast is available during qualifying sessions and heat races July 1-3.
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Madison Web Coverage
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Work continues on the U-25
Members of the U-25 and U-16 crews work to repair Dr. Ken Muscatel's boat.
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OLN Announces Hydro Schedule
The world's fastest race boats will air on OLN this fall.
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Beached U-25 Photos
When the steering chain on the U-25 broke during qualifying for Thunder on the Ohio in Evansville, Ind. June 24, owner/driver Dr. Ken Muscatel found himself in the trees on the Kentucky shore of the Ohio River. No one was injured.
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Evansville Results
All the results from Chevrolet Freedom Festival in Evansville, including box scores and play-by-play recap. Photos are coming soon!
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Lest We Forget
40 years ago this month, Unlimited racing lost three of its finest in two separate accidents at the 1966 President's Cup in Washington, D.C.
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U-5 FormulaBoats.com to Compete in Evansville
The kick-off race of the 2005 ABRA series will welcome new owner Chad Sanderson of Auburn, Ind., and his U-5 Formulaboats.com entry.
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ABRA Chairman Issues State of the Sport Address
ABRA Chairman Sam Cole issued a State of the Sport address and hosted an online media conference Friday, June 17.
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Madison Update
July 1-3 marks the 55th anniversary of unlimited hydroplane racing in Madison, Ind., the second stop on the ABRA national series tour. Local fans are eagerly awaiting to see if their hometown boat - Oh Boy! Oberto / Miss Madison - can repeat her 2001 Madison Regatta Indiana Governor's Cup victory.
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Veteran Weber to Pilot FormulaBoats.com in Detroit
Veteran driver Mike Weber, formerly of the U-10 Miss Emcor, will pilot the U-5 FormulaBoats.com in this weekend's Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup race in Detroit, it was announced on Tuesday.





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Pics remind me of the R/C hydroplanes that flew in that video here on OSO.
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Cash..

You are correct except the turbines don't make as much noise as the RC.....That, by the way was a cause of many leaving the Unlimited fan base.

The most popular boat on the circuit remains as U-6 Vacationaville a 12 or 16 cylinder guy. It's driven my Mitch Evans..
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