Who were the drivers for Miss Budweiser?

With drivers such as Bill Sterett, Dean Chenoweth, Mickey Remund, Jim Kropfeld, Tom D’Eath, Chip Hanauer and Dave Villwock, Miss Budweisers have won 24 world championships, including the last seven, and 15 Gold Cups.

Does Miss Budweiser still race?

Fifteen years after disbanding, the Miss Budweiser team is still keeping the sport afloat. From hulls to engines to equipment manufactured at the Bud Shop, remnants of the famous team can still be found scattered about the sport.

Is Mickey Remund still alive?

Two-time unlimited hydroplane high-point driving champion Mickey Remund, now 83, is currently spending time in a California prison, having been convicted of arson.

Do they still have hydroplane racing?

History. The unlimited hydroplane racing series was founded in 1946 when the unlimited class of boats was allowed to compete following World War II and the subsequent availability of surplus aircraft engines. It had been disbanded in 1922 in favor of the newly introduced “Gold Cup Class.”

Are Unlimited Hydroplanes still racing?

Follow the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series in 2022: After two years away, returning for 2022 is the HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair! As a “home” race for most of the H1 Unlimited teams, this is the one everyone wants to win!

How fast is Miss Budweiser?

Miss Budweiser (1963) – Top speed of 78 mph. Slo-Mo-Shun IV 1500 HP (1950) – Top speed of 160 mph. Bluebird K7 (1955) – Top speed of 249 mph. Spirit of Australia 6000 HP (2019) – Top speed of 345 mph.

How fast does the Miss Budweiser go?

What is the top speed of an unlimited hydroplane?

A modern Unlimited Hydroplane is the world’s fastest racing boat, capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph.

How much does an Unlimited Hydroplane cost?

The average cost for unlimited hydroplane racing equipment including the hull and other components that need frequent replacement is upwards of $763,000. This price includes the $100,000 annual tab for maintenance if you’re a part of an unlimited racing team.

What is the Miss Budweiser?

It has developed into one of the most successful owner/sponsorships in all of motor sports. Every year, the Miss Budweiser roars off on the Unlimited circuit, making friends for the Anheuser-Busch companies all over the country.

Who owns the Miss Budweiser hydroplanes?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Miss Budweiser were 22 hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced in the unlimited class under the U-12 banner. They were owned (some were leased backups) by Bernie Little.

Are little and Miss Budweiser still ruling the unlimited waters?

Although in recent years Little and Miss Budweiser have virtually ruled the Unlimited waters, it hasn’t always been that way. The King of powerboat racing remembers many a long night trying to bring a balky motor to life — work that would merely allow the team to make the field, let alone be competitive.

When did Miss Bud become a four-seater?

The four-seater nevertheless made its presence felt. She finished fourth at Seattle in 1963 as TEMPO and fourth at Ogden, Utah, in 1965 as MISS BUDWEISER, in addition to winning a secondary race at Detroit in 1965 as MISS BUD. Having won the publicity championship, owner Little and sponsor Anheuser-Busch went searching for bigger game.