Gold Cup

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Woodland Creek Community Park (Lacey)

 

Race Format

  • Optional time trials (two runs for each boat in a period of at least an hour), will occur during open water on Sunday morning for those who would like to attempt time trials

  • Fastest qualifier in each class wins the Bill Muncey Memorial fastest qualifier award

  • Points will be awarded for positions in time trials, and those points will count in the race totals, and for determining berths in the final heats.

  • The time trials points format for both vintage, classic and modern is: 1st – 100 points; 2nd – 80 points; 3rd – 70 points; 4th – 60 points; 5th – 50 points; 6th – 40 points; Seventh place through last place – 30 points each.

  • Four preliminary heats of five laps each for vintage, classic and modern classes

  • First connies for all three classes are the Ted Jones Memorial and count as an official race victory. Winner moves up as the trailer boat.

  • Second connies are the Bob Gilliam Memorial for vintage, Bob Miller Memorial for classic, and the Jim McCormick Memorial for modern. Winner moves up to the first connie as a trailer

  • Second place boat in the first connie is an alternate for the final

  • Winner-take-all championship finals for vintage, classic and modern

2020 Race Results

 

Modern Class

1. 1988 Miss Budweiser, David Newton (Owner: Harry Gatjens)

2. 2013 Graham Trucking, Joey Caines (Owner: Jim Bakke) ^

3. 2014 Oberto, Ron Forister

4. 2015 Dalton Industries, Paul Dunlap (Owner: Rick Evans)

DNS 2018 Oberto, Nelson Holmberg

Classic Class

1. 1985 The Squire Shop, David Newton

2. 1974 Miss U.S., Gerry Bordon

3. 1985 Boat, Paul Dunlap

4. 1983 Miss Houston, Bill Mowatt

5. 1987 Oh Boy! Oberto, Nelson Holmberg

 

Vintage Class

1. 1971 Miss Madison, Ron Forister

2. 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss, Gerry Bordon

3. 1962 $ Bill, Geoffry Grembowski

4. 1957 Gale V, John Earnest

DQ 1963 Miss Bardahl, Bill Mowatt (Owner: Rick Evans)

 

^ - denotes started as a trailer

* - denotes a backup driver for the final

 

 

Race History

 

Vintage Class Race Winners

​2003 — 1957 Maverick. Owner/Driver: David Newton. 

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue 
2004 – 1957 Maverick. Owner/Driver: David Newton. 

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue
2005 – 1970 Pay ‘n Pak’s Lil’ Buzzard. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2006 — 1970 Pay ‘n Pak’s Lil’ Buzzard. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2007 — 1969 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak Outrigger. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2008 — 1969 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak Outrigger. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2009 — 1972 Miss Timex. Owner/Driver: Jason Hartley. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2010 — 1969 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak Outrigger. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2011 — 1971 Hallmark Homes. Owner/Driver: Bill Smiley. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2012 — 1957 Hawaii Ka’i III. Owner: Ben Keller. Driver: Nelson Holmberg. 

Location: Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland

2013 — 1961 Miss Supertest II. Owner: John Earnest. Driver: Ryan Opfer. 

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2014 — 1960 Miss Thriftway Owner: Kerry Kjos. Driver: David Newton

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2015 — 1975 Miss Vernors Owner/Driver: Robert Roberts

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2016 — 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss. Owner/Driver: Gerry Bordon

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2017 — 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss. Owner/Driver: Gerry Bordon

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2018 — 1969 Miss Schweppes. Owner/Driver: JimmeJames Cusworth

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2019 — 1957 Hawaii Kai III. Driver: Jerry Dunlap. Owner: Ben Keller

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2020 — 1971 Miss Madison. Owner/Driver: Ron Forister

Classic Class Race Winners

​2020 — 1985 The Squire Shop. Owner/Driver: David Newton

Modern Class Race Winners

​2003 — 1980 Tempus. Owner/Driver: David Newton. 

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue
2004 – 1972 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell.

 Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue
2005 – 1974 Country Boy. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2006 — 1972 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2007 — 1974 Country Boy. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2008 — 1978 Miss Circus Circus. Owner/Driver: Mike Gossler. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2009 — 1982 Executone. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2010 — 1982 Executone. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley

2011 – 1982 Executone. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell. 

Location: Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley
2012 – 2010 Formula Boats. Owner/Driver: Nelson Holmberg. 

Location: Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland
2013 — 2011 Miss Peters & May. Owner/Driver: Ryan Opfer. 

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2014 — 2011 Valken. Owner/Driver: JimmeJames Cusworth. 

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2015 — 2014 Oberto. Owner/Driver: Ron Forister

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2016 — 1983 Miss Houston. Owner/Driver: Chuck Murray

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2017 — 1983 Miss Houston. Owner/Driver: Chuck Murray

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2018 — 2011 Valken. Owner/Driver: JimmeJames Cusworth

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

2019 — 1972 Notre Dame. Owner/Driver: Rick Evans

Location: Lake Silverado, Adna

​2020 — 1988 Miss Budweiser. Driver: David Newton. Owner: Harry Gatjens.

 

 

 

 

History of the Real Gold Cup 

 

For a full history of the real Gold Cup, please click here to visit the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s website. This history is written by legendary unlimited hydroplane historian Fred Farley.