To the delight of Detroit race fans, the APBA Gold Cup returns to "The D" in celebration of 100 years of boat racing in the Motor City. This year’s event will feature the traditional Gold Cup format with 4 flights of heats and a winner-take-all final for all the money, marble, chalk, and Gold Cup glory.
With respect to the complexion of the D2D points battle, the Gold Cup features more heats. That means more potential points, as well as the first of two back-to-back double-boat pick races. That’s right: D2D players will select two race boats for the Gold Cup as well as the finale in San Diego! Choose wisely, as the season championship hangs in the balance.
Three 2 Think About:
Motor City Marvel: Young Gun Andrew Tate returns to his home waters following a thrilling victory at Seattle’s storied Seafair race. Andrew was able to accomplish something his legendary father Mark never did: a victory on Lake Washington. Can Andrew follow up that impressive win with a Gold Cup victory in Mike and Lori Jones’ U-9? It appears he has the boat and the skill to do just that if he can score lane position.
Redemption: Although less than 300 points behind the HomeStreet bank for the National Points Championship, the U-5 Graham Trucking has not tasted the same level of success it did in the previous two seasons. One way for J. Michael Kelly and the Graham Trucking to quickly right the wrongs of the season is with a Gold Cup victory, which would also likely position them on the top rung heading into the Bayfair season finale.
Al Deeby Dream: The U-21 and Brian Perkins will represent Al Deeby Dodge this week in Detroit and will look to stay consistent and clean. Perkins, now a seasoned veteran, has had a solid campaign and now sits in 3rd in National Points. The boat has shown flashes of speed, and let us not forget that Perkins and the 21 finished on the podium in Detroit just last season, I might add.
Posted on: Aug 26 2016 01:34 PM UTC
Edited on: Aug 26 2016 04:05 PM UTC