Seen At Detroit Hydrofest

Shalapata-Header(DETROIT, MI) – Hydroplane races returned to Detroit over the weekend as 4 classes of boats met in the APBA Gold Cup. Jimmy Shane, the reigning H1 and Gold Cup champion, made an argument for a second title by outlasting J Michael Kelly in the main spectacle.

Coming out of turn one U7 leads U1 and the Spirit of Detroit during the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup at Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Coming out of turn one U7 leads U1 and the Spirit of Detroit during the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup at Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

U7 driven by J Michael Kelly is hoisted into the berth in preparation for the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup at Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

U7 driven by J Michael Kelly is hoisted into the berth in preparation for the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup at Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

U7 and the roostertail in turn 1 at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

U7 and the roostertail in turn 1 at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Spirit of Detroit on the water at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Spirit of Detroit on the water at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tom Thompson in the 525 Fat Chance at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tom Thompson in the 525 Fat Chance at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bert Henderson, of Brockville, (R) fends off Mario Blain in the 757 at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bert Henderson, of Brockville, (R) fends off Mario Blain in the 757 at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(L to R) Corey Peabody, Jimmy Shane, and J Michael Kelly at the start line for the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(L to R) Corey Peabody, Jimmy Shane, and J Michael Kelly at the start line for the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jimmy Shane for HomeStreet Bank at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jimmy Shane for HomeStreet Bank at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Marty Wolfe (L) passes Andrew Tate at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Marty Wolfe (L) passes Andrew Tate at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bryan Babineau glances over as Chris Fairchild pulls along side at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bryan Babineau glances over as Chris Fairchild pulls along side at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tammy Wolf (88) overtakes Mike Klepadlo at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tammy Wolf (88) overtakes Mike Klepadlo at the UAW-GM APBA Gold Cup during Hydrofest Detroit held on the Detroit River north of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 August 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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