July 13, 1987
DETROIT — In less than 12 months in 1981 and 1982, Bill Muncey and Dean Chenoweth, the two most victorious drivers in unlimited hydroplane history, died in racing accidents.
The sport, often cited as the most dangerous of all, has never really recovered.
Auto racers die, boxers die, football players die, hockey players die and sailors--19 in a single race--die in competition.
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