DETROIT -- Dave Villwock drove the U-16 Miss Elam Plus to the top qualifying speed of 158.098 mph during the 100th running of the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit.
Villwock's speed just barely beat out Steve David in the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto at 157.379.
The U-3 Miss Chrysler Jeep and driver Jimmy King have yet to qualify.
Heat racing begins today with the winner-take-all final set for Sunday.
Dave Villwock, U-16 Miss Elam Plus, 158.098 mph
Steve David, U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto, 157.379
Jeff Bernard, U-5 Formulaboats.com, 154.022
J. Michael Kelly, U-7 Graham Trucking, 151.992
Kip Brown, U-17 Our Gang Racing, 149.763
J.W. Myers, U-37 Miss DY, 149.349
Greg Hopp, U-100 Leland Unlimited, 148.424
Brian Perkins, U-48 Miss Albert Lee, 143.851
Ken Muscatel, U-25 Superior Racing, 139.380
Mike Webster, U-22 Matrix System Automotive, 138.060.