Regatta Review #205

Friday, September 13, 2013

The San Diego Bayfair Race Is This Weekend

In the words of Steve David, H1 Unlimited Series defending High Point Champion, "I think we are going to the final race of the season with the closest points race in history."

The driver of the 1 Oh Boy! Oberto is also the leader in 2013 series high points, but his small 43 point lead over young Jimmy Shane means the two are in a virtual tie heading into the final race of the season on San Diego's Mission Bay.

Read the full story at the H1 site:

Live streaming is slated to begin at 2:45 (Eastern) on Friday:

Fred Alter To Be Inducted Into MMSHOF

Detroit's own Fred Alter will be inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Everyone at the DRRA extends our congratulations to Fred!

Here are details of the event copied from the web site:

"The MMHoF is proud to announce the names of the 2013 inductees. They are Fred Alter, Leo Anthony, Erv Baumgarten, Tom DeVette, Dick Dunshee, Kevin Helms, Ron Hemelgarn, Bob Holley, Don McElroy and Wild Willie Rose.

The 2013 Banquet will be held at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday afternoon, November 3rd. Tickets are $30.00 per person. To order tickets send a check or money order (sorry no credit card orders) to: MMSHoF; PO Box 448, Comstock Park, MI 49321 and mention which inductee you would like to set near."

America's Cup: Desperate Situation For Team USA

Have you been following the America's Cup race? Wow, those boats are almost as exciting as hydros!

Unfortunately, things are going all Team New Zealand's way, with the score currently at 6 to -1 in the "first to 9" series.

Team USA started with their score at -2 due to penalties assessed due to infractions before the race itself, and have won just one heat race.

Reminder - 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Party

Dear Volunteers,

On behalf of the DRRA Board of Director's I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment to see that the 2013 Detroit APBA Gold Cup was a success.

I would personally like to invite you and a guest to this year's volunteer appreciation party to be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Pit Tower.

Location: Pit Tower, Dodge Pits
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm Happy Hour, 6:00 pm Dinner, 7:00 pm Awards

BBQ Dinner, soda, water, wine and beer will be available courtesy of the DRRA.

Volunteers need to bring their own chairs.

Please RSVP by September 20th by calling 586-774-0980, leave a message if necessary or by emailing  It is very important for volunteers to RSVP, so that we can have an accurate count for food and beverages.

Look forward to seeing you on September 26th.

Tom Bertolini
President & Race Director

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