Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest


Andrew Tate, 29, from Walled Lake, Michigan, wins his first Gold Cup race and captures the H1 Unlimited series 2018 High Points National Championship title at the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest held August 24-26, 2018, in Detroit. 

The running of the 102nd APBA Gold Cup is the oldest trophy in motorsports, first awarded in 1904. Tate piloted his Delta/Realtrac-sponsored hull around the 2.7-mile Detroit River race course with a winning average speed of 150.46 mph. 

Andrew poses with his father, Mark, who achieved Gold Cup wins in 1991 and 1994. Unlimited hydroplane history was made with the first son and father combination to win APBA Gold Cup Championships.

—Paul Kemiel 

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