Detroit APBA Gold Cup races tear up Detroit River
Updated On: Jul 14 2013 04:28:48 AM EDT
The DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup, presented by Jarvis Property Restoration, takes place this weekend and was restored to a three-day event courtesy of Made In Detroit and American Badass Beer.
The APBA Gold Cup is the oldest active trophy in all motor sports, with the first trophy awarded in 1904. The three-day event promises to pack more entertainment and excitement than ever.
Organizers said general admission for Saturday and Sunday ranges from $15 to $45, and reserved seating starts at $60.
According to organizers of the Gold Cup races, the 2013 races had previously been slated to be condensed into two days due to budget constraints.
"We are proud to partner with the Gold Cup races to bring back Free Friday to the city of Detroit, and we are excited to give race fans a chance to sample Badass Beer. Not only Born In Michigan, but now Made In Detroit," said Thomas Dubak, VP of Sales, American Badass Beer, Co.
Guests -- which topped over 100,000 in attendance last year -- can enjoy food, beverages from Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the races, live entertainment, a classic car and vintage boat show, and thrilling Unlimited Hydroplane races that near speeds of 200 miles per hour.
"We have big things lined up for the weekend, including Badass games with Badass giveaways including the chance to win free front row tickets to an upcoming Kid Rock show this August at DTE Energy Music Theatre."
In addition to the unlimited hydroplanes, organizers said Free Friday featured live music from local bands Mondays Lie and See Jane Rock, plus vintage race boats, along with automotive hydroplanes capable of reaching speeds of 150 mph.