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Sizzlin’ St. Clair Bob Teague rules the roost in a battle of offshore muscle in Michigan.

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Bob Teague’s 368 Douglas Marine Skater is powered by a pair of 780-hp Ilmor engines.

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pectators lined the As the checkered flag was waved, the left from the wakes of the vee bottoms. In Super Stock class, an interesting Palmer Park shore- Super Cat class winner, AMSOIL, a 368 line in anticipation for the Douglas Marine Skater catamaran pow- storyline was unfolding, pitting a father

running of the 21st St. Clair River Classic APBA/OPA Offshore race on July 26 in St. Clair, MI. They were not to be disappointed as 42 registered boats in 10 various classes answered the call to the start line in quest of conquering the waters of the 4-mile race course under sunny skies and a very warm 86-degree temperature. 14

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ered by a pair of Teague Custom Marine Ilmor Chevy block 510-cid (780 hp each) engines ran a fast and flawless race. The AMSOIL crew consisted of owner/throttleman Bob Teague and Paul Whittier handling the driving chores. “On the calm water, we were hitting speeds of 130-140 mph on the straights,” Teague said. “There were holes out there

against son as competitors. FJ Propeller, a Doug Wright cat equipped with a pair of Mercury Optimax 200XS outboards, and owner/throttleman Gary Ballough with driver Gerry Chastelet, bested rival, Smart Marine—also a Doug Wright cat, with owner/driver Chris Schoenbohm and 18-year-old Taylor Chastelet on the

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