|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1966|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Hydroplane Driver. He was the driver of the U-40 "Miss Bardahl" unlimited hydroplane. During his racing career he won five gold cups and six national high point championships. On August 8, 1965 he became the first driver in 30 years to win three consecutive American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cups. The following month he shattered three long standing world speed records in San Diego. He was killed on Father's Day 1966, racing in the President's Cup Regatta on the Potomac River in Washington D.C., along with drivers Rex Manchester (Notre Dame) and Don Wilson (Miss Budweiser) in what has become known in the sport as "Dark Sunday." In 1993 he was posthumously inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
(bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.)
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
Plot: Section La Gaviota, Lot 0001, Grave 1.
GPS (lat/lon): 47.71291, -122.34619
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71604557
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