Miss Budweiser

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The Miss Budweiser were 22 hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced in the unlimited class under the U-12 banner. They were owned (some were leased backups) by Bernie Little. Anheuser-Busch sponsorship began in 1963,[1] thanks to the friendship of Little and A-B president August Busch III.

After Little's death in April 2003, his youngest son Joe ran the operation for the two final seasons. Following the 2004 season, changes in Anheuser-Busch leadership resulted in the end of their 42 very successful years of sponsorship.[1][2]

Notable drivers[edit]

  • Bob Schroeder 1963
  • Chuck Hickling 1964–1965
  • Bill Brow 1966–1967; 1 win
  • Mike Thomas 1967; 1 win
  • Bill Sterett 1968–1969; 5 wins
  • Dean Chenoweth 1970–1972, 1973, 1979–1982; 23 Wins
  • Terry Sterett 1972
  • Howie Benns 1974; 3 wins
  • Mickey Remund 1975–1977; 6 wins
  • Ron Snyder 1978; 1 win
  • Jim Kropfeld 1983–1989; 22 Wins
  • Tom D'Eath 1988–1991; 13 wins
  • Scott Pierce 1991; 4 wins
  • Chip Hanauer 1992–1995; 22 Wins
  • Mike Hanson 1994; 1 win
  • N. Mark Evans 1994–1995
  • Mark Weber 1997; 1 win
  • Dave Villwock 1997–2004; 30 Wins

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Condotta, Bob (March 2, 2004). "Last call: Miss Bud out in '05". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Glick, Shav (September 17, 2004). "Is Miss Budweiser's exit the end of the unlimiteds?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 22, 2017.

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