Lake of the Ozarks 2014 Shoot-Out Results

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In case you were wondering how a specific boat/driver did at the 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Shoot-Out, here’s a complete results listing with all the speed runs from the weekend. Class Speed First Last Run Time PC5T2R-1 244 MPH Sheik Hassan Al Thani Run Time: 08-23-14 02:08:19 PM PC5T2R-1 210 MPH Sheik Hassan Al […]

2014 APBA SPRINT NATIONAL CHAMPS — Long Beach Marine Stadium

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The annual August sprint boat races at Long Beach Marine Stadium are a Southern California tradition.  In 2014, the event took on even more importance as six different inboard classes were crowned APBA National Champions. SUPER STOCK CHAMPION #80 — Driver, Ty Newton/Owner, Dave Rankin     PRO STOCK CHAMPION #80 — Driver, Ty Newton/ […]

Long Beach Sprint Nationals — Up and Over

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Things didn’t go quite as planned for Robby Devine, driver of the Tom Buckles owned K-Boat at the Long Beach Marine Stadium races in August.  During the first heat of racing on Saturday, Devine was dueling with Tony Scarlata in K-69 for the lead on the second lap when Devine drove hard into the turn, […]

NEEDLES HOT BOAT ROUND-UP 2014

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It’s the best “boat bling thing’ on the Colorado River……and maybe the entire planet.  The “Billy B” Hot Boat and Car Show in Needles, California at Jack Smith Park is something not to be missed if you appreciate truly exquiste hot boats and some pretty incredible classic hot rods.  The 2014 edition was the 6th […]

JETS…JETS…AND MORE JETS

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While two-thirds of the country was locked in a deep-freeze with sub-zero temperatures, Southern California jet boaters were breaking out the sunblock for a day on Lake Elsinore at the annual Tom Papp Memorial Run.  This semi-impromptu gathering of jet-setters is now a just-after New Year’s tradition, honoring the passing of one of the most […]

LIGHT SHOW

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What’s the point of owning a very cool high performance sportboat if nobody notices it?  Sure, they’re exciting to drive, but isn’t at least half the fun having other boaters turn and stare when your machine is tied at the dock or motors by? Call it pride of ownership, or perhaps just a mild case […]

OFFSHORE’S LONGEST DAY

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                          After a very encouraging start earlier this morning, December 11, the attempt to set a new gas powered record for the San Francisco to Long Beach offshore endurance run (non-stop) by Bob Russell and John Rogers has fallen short. Russell and Rogers […]

IN MEMORIAM — SKI RACER, DANNY CHURCHILL

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It was October 22, 1972 and world speed ski record holder Danny Churchill was attempting to up his own mark of 126 miles an hour in the quarter mile on a single ski.  Danny was being pulled by Mac Christensen’s blown hydro at Long Beach Marine Stadium in front of nearly 10,000 fans.  And Danny’s […]