June 12, 1988
Jim Kropfeld, 47, of Cincinnati, driver of Miss Budweiser, said he will miss the remainder of the unlimited hydroplane racing season because of a neck injury.
September 30, 1986 |
Veteran driver Jim Kropfeld regained the national unlimited hydroplane championship Monday by driving Miss Budweiser to victory in the protested final race of the series. The turbine-powered craft won the $150,000 Las Vegas Budweiser Silver Cup, surviving a high-speed bumping on the first corner of the 2 1/2-mile oval course on Lake Mead. Miller American, driven by Chip Hanauer of Seattle, Wash., finished second but failed to retain the national title by a margin of 31 points.