Sunday, August 06, 2006

Black Sunday changed hydro racing

Black Sunday.

Memories of hydroplane racing's darkest day still resonate 40 years later.


On June 19, 1966, Ron Musson (center) perished in a hydroplane accident on the Potomac River. Hours later, drivers Rex Manchester (left) and Don Wilson (right) also died when their boats collided.

It was June 19, 1966, when three of the sport's most popular drivers died during the running of the President's Cup on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.


This is a good story.


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