Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dwindling Detroit Gold Cup field doesn't hurt feelings of U-7 driver Cal Phipps

The field for the APBA Gold Cup is dwindling, and that’s OK with U-7 driver Cal Phipps.
“No,” the Sterling Heights resident said when asked if he was disappointed the original eight-boat roster had been cut by at least three.
One of the boats still in the running was the U-1 driven by J. Michael Kelly.
Phipps and Kelly are Graham Trucking teammates.
“If the only two boats standing are the two Graham Trucking boats, if either one takes the Gold Cup, because I’m a team player, I’ll take it,” Phipps said.
“If (Kelly) wins, I get my hands on it. If I win, he gets his hands on it. The goal at the end of the day today is to get our hands on that Gold Cup.”
The U-9 withdrew Saturday after being damaged in a crash. The U-12 and U-11 have had mechanical failures and did not leave their pits Sunday.
The U-22 raced after ignition issues were resolved, team owner Steve Webster said.



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