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Gold Cup Hydroplane Race This Weekend

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[photogallerylink id=10607 align=left]Crowds are forming along the Detroit River for the annual Gold Cup Hydroplane race, taking place this weekend, July 9-11. The 2010 APBA Gold Cup race, which traces its history back to 1916, features the oldest active trophy in motorsports. Qualifying began Friday, with racing taking place Saturday and Sunday. 

General Admission is just $15 for all three days.  Activities include the races, food, merchandise and vendor areas as well as a children’s area.

The Beach at Belle Isle will have restricted swimming Saturday and Sunday during the race. The beach will open for swimming upon the conclusion of the race each day. 

2010 Detroit APBA Gold Cup Race Schedule:

Friday
9:00 a.m. Unlimited Drivers Meeting (Pit Tower)
10:30 a.m. Vintage & Super Light Tunnels Driver Meeting (Piston Park)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Offshore Launch
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Navy Tac Demo Practice
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Unlimited Testing
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Offshore Testing
4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. Unlimited Qualifying
 Note If Offshore & Unlimiteds are not using allotted time vintage testing.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Vintage, Super Light Tunnel Drivers Meeting (Piston Park)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Unlimited Testing Only
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Vintage Small
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Vintage Medium
9:30 am Unlimited Gold Cup Drivers Meeting (Pit Tower)
9:30a.m – 9:45 a.m. Vintage GP
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Vintage Skiffs (Auction Ride) (5)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-A
*10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Offshore 1 1st Qualifying Heat
10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Offshore 2 1st Qualifying Heat
*11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-B
11:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Unlimited 1-A
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 a.m. Unlimited 1-B
12:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unlimited 1-C
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break; Navy Tac Demo; Autograph Session
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Vintage Small
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vintage Medium
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Vintage GP
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Vintage Skiffs
2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Offshore 1 2nd Qualifying Heat
3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Offshore 2 2nd Qualifying Heat
*3:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Super Light Tunnel 2-B
3:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Unlimited 2-A
4:05 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Unlimited 2-B
4:25 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Unlimited 2-C
4:45 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. Offshore 1 3rd Qualifying Heat
5:05 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Offshore 2 3rd Qualifying Heat
5:25 Course Closes

Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Vintage, and Super Light Tunnel Driver Meeting (Piston Park)
9:00 a.m. – 9:30a.m. Opening Ceremonies (Fly Over)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Unlimited Testing
10:00a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Vintage Medium
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Vintage GP
10:30a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Vintage Skiffs
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Unlimited 3-A
11:05 a.m. – 11:25 p.m. Unlimited 3-B
11:25 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. Offshore 1 4th Qualifying Heat
11:45 p.m. – 12:05 p.m. Offshore 2 4th Qualifying Heat
12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Lunch & Tac Demo & Autograph Session for Offshore On Stage
1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Super Light Tunnel 1-C
1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Unlimited 4-A
1:40p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Unlimited 4-B
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Offshore 1 Final
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Offshore 2 Final
*2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Super Light Tunnel Final
3:05 pm – 3:20 pm Vintage Unlimited
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm Vintage Small
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm Vintage Medium
3:50 pm – 4:05 pm Vintage GP
4:05 pm – 4:20 pm Vintage Skiffs
4:20 pm Detroit APBA Gold Cup Final!

More details at this link.

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