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Detroit Gold Cup 2007: Saturday Unlimited Hydroplane racing canceled due to high winds

Photos:  Jack Lowe Photos: Jack Lowe
Offshore Pro Series did hit the water Offshore Pro Series did hit the water

DETROIT, Mich. - The wind came earlier and got stronger throughout the day, peaking at gust topping 30 mph.  That shut down the Gold Cup course.  While the two-man Offshore Pro Series boats were able to provide some racing action for the fans, the Unlimiteds were docked waiting it out.

The first two heats were re-scheduled for Sunday.  Three sets of elimination heats must be run in order for the APBA Gold Cup to be sanctioned.

High winds mean rough water.  And the wind, unfortunately, was running against the current which meant a lot of white caps and rollers.  All the things that make for dangerous racing conditions.  "Between the wind and the water, it's tough," said U-1 driver Mike Allen.

NEW SUNDAY SCHEDULE:

8-8:30am Testing
9:40am Heat 1A
10am Heat 1B
11:40am Heat 2A
12noon Heat 2B
2:20pm Heat 3A
2:40pm Heat 3B4pm Gold Cup Finals

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