|VULTURE ALL THE WAY|
VULTURE with John Lewis at the wheel, winning the VSBC Gold Cup at Lake Hazelwood
Lewis has easy win at Hazelwood
|Vulture, driven by John Lewis, won the VSBC Gold Cup in decisive fashion on Lake Hazelwood last Sunday-|
Lewis led from the start to finish in both heats to score from his brother Geoff (Rebel), who finished second in the first heat and fourth in the second.
Third place went to Ray Smith’s Jane IV, third in both heats.
Big Gippsland runabout, Tiger, lost her chance when and electrical fault caused her to drop out of a place in the first heat.
She finished second in the second
in the second heat, but never looked like catching Vulture.
The wind was from the north-west,
and did not affect the lake unduly.
Lewis has removed the triple fin and brace and with only one fin, the boat trims better.
Ray Smith’s new boat, Jane IV, turned in her best performance yet. She finished third in both heats of the Gold Cup, and took the A grade scratch, 5-litre scratch and first A grade handicap as well.
Jane has undergone considerable modifications since she threw jockey Fred Heikens on Albert Park Lake, and is not only trimming and handling much better, but has gained acceleration.
Although slower than Tiger, she is accelerating so well that she must be given a chance of beating Gippsland boat over the tight Albert Park course in the third heat of the Prince Henry’s Hospital Cup, on May 25.
Madden, T. 1975, 'Vulture all the way', The Sporting Globe, Sat., May 3, p. 6