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Elizabeth Wolfe will drive a 1.6 litre hydroplane in pursuit of the EC Griffith Cup Elizabeth Wolfe will drive a 1.6 litre hydroplane in pursuit of the EC Griffith Cup

According to a press release issued by Lake Mulwala Power in Australia, that is exactly what Elizabeth Wolfe will be doing as she has accepted the offer to attend the 95th running of the E.C. Griffith Cup, Australia's premier powerboat challenge.

The EC Griffith Cup is the oldest international motorsport trophy in the southern hemisphere.

Wolfe's decision was supported by her good friend and previous Lake Mulwala Power Event World Champion, Grant Harrison. Harrison stated, "Elizabeth is a highly respected, aggressive hydroplane driver who likes not only to win, but to go out and have fun while doing it".

The E.C. Griffith Cup is said to rate in prestige alongside the ‘Gold Cup' and the British ‘Harmsworth Trophy'.  The event's trophy races will include 'The Les Spears' Unlimited Displacement, 'The Geoff Horne' Six Litre Hydroplane, 'The Jack Kavanagh' Six Litre Displacement, 'Haebich Trophy' 1.6 Litre Hydroplane, 'Browning Bros. Trophy' 5.2Litre Displacement and 'Weygood Trophy' 4.2 Litre Displacement.

The Australian issued media release goes on to say, "Elizabeth will be driving Paul Norrish's 1.6 ltr Hydroplane Times R Tuff, which won the Victorian Championship in his comeback drive at Mildura after a serious accident."

Elizabeth, part of the Johnson-Wolfe Team and based out of Chicago, has been driving inboard hydroplanes for eight years. Wolfe made her Unlimited Light (UL) debut this last summer in Chamberlain-Oacoma, South Dakota while driving the UL-93 Desperado, owned by Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association (ULHRA) Series Partner, Dennis Johnson of Trafficade Work Zone Services.