Chip Hanauer reflects on hydroplane racing career

Hanauer won the Gold Cup the last time it was held in Seattle back in 1985. Its return Sunday marks the final race of the season on the hydroplane circuit.

SEATTLE — Chip Hanauer is arguably the most well-known name in hydroplane racing. 

He won the APBA Gold Cup 11 times in his career. With that many victories, it was surprisingly easy for Hanauer to choose the win that meant the most to him.

“The first one,” said Hanauer. “It was Detroit, 1982. I had just replaced the great Bill Muncey. I was racing the Atlas Van Lines against the Budweiser

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