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The Spirit of Detroit HydroFest is pleased to announce the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers (MDCD) the new presenting title sponsor for this year. The 103rd running of the event will feature H1 Unlimited hydroplanes reaching 200 mph along with Automotive powered HRL Grand Prix hydroplanes topping speeds of 150 mph. There will also be free Friday for testing and qualifying and two days of racing Saturday and Sunday.
This new race format has not been seen in the modern era of the sport, bringing a new level of excitement to fans attending the annual event. Hydroplane racing became a tradition in Detroit when designer Christopher Columbus Smith, of the Chris Craft boat company, built a Detroit-based boat that could crack the 60 miles-per-hour speed barrier, capturing the Gold Cup in 1915.