Saturday, July 12, 2014

Detroit Gold Cup moving to August in 2015

The APBA Gold Cup unlimited hydroplane race will be in August in 2015, the Detroit River Regatta Association said Saturday. Racing is scheduled for Aug. 21-23 on the Detroit River, although a three-day show is not certain, race director Mark Weber said.
One reason for the change was to get the Gold Cup away from the July 4 holiday.
"When the third weekend in August opened up, we jumped at the chance," Tom Bertolini, president of the DRRA, which produces the race, said.
The Grand Prix racing class will be part of the 2015 Gold Cup, Bertolini said. They will compete for the Silver Cup.
Sam Cole, chairman of H1 Unlimited, said his organization supports the date change.
"Our priority," Cole said, "is to ensure that the move benefits fans, sponsors and our teams in a manner that provides a positive impact on our series. H1 is committed to assisting the DRRA and help ensure the long term viability of the Detroit event and the APBA Gold Cup race."

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