Gold Cup    Saturday September 14, 2019

Lake Silverado (Adna, Washington)

 

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 modern and vintage 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 modern and vintage classes

  • First connies for both 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 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 modern and vintage

  • Vintage class boats may use open props

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.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Race Results

 

Modern Class

1. Ron Forister, 2014 Oberto

2. Robert Roberts, 2005 Thriftway

DNF. JimmeJames Cusworth, 2011 Valken

DNF. Brad Lewis, 1982 Oh Boy! Oberto *

DNF. David Newton, 2014 Graham Trucking

DNF. Chuck Murray, 1983 Miss Houston 

 

 

Vintage Class

1. Robert Roberts, 1975 Miss Vernors *

2. David Newton, 1960 Miss Thriftway (Owner: Kerry Kjos)

3. Chuck Murray, 1955 Tempo VII

4. John Earnest, 1962 Gale V

DNF. Brad Lewis, 1961 Miss Supertest II

DNF. David Newton, 1957 Thriftway Too (Owner: Ron Daum)

* - denotes started as a trailer

 

 

Directions to Lake Silverado: 

https://goo.gl/maps/e67Y0

Directions

I-5 to exit 77.  Head west on Hwy 6 for 4 miles to town of Adna. (See Adna HS on right side). Take Right onto Bunker Crk Rd ( 20 MPH) – follow road past general store make next right onto Dieckman Rd go past houses and make right onto Barefoot Blvd thru gate and you are there.