2019 Hydros for Heroes Race Program

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To the incredible people of our community Welcome to Hydros for Heroes! On behalf of our presenting sponsor, The Craig McKenzie Team – Keller Williams Whidbey Realty and The Craig McKenzie Team Foundation, it is my honor to present this one of a kind event in Oak Harbor. Over the last 25 years as a Disabled Veteran Small Business Owner, this incredible community has given so much to my family and my wife, Lee McKenzie, who is an RN. It is now our goal to pay it forward! Hydros for Heroes is meant to serve two purposes. First and foremost, this event is to honor and recognize the men and women who work tirelessly every single day for our country, state, and local community. Their service affords us a free, prosperous, and a just society. We owe you a debt we can never repay, but we hope you take pride in knowing this event is being held in your honor. It is also an event to raise money for charity. The event is sponsored by The Craig McKenzie Team Foundation. The Foundation serves as the guarantor for the event and ensures its success and ability to generate donations. The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor receives 100% of the net proceeds from Hydros for Heroes to support their charitable causes. Among those causes is the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. As a fellow Rotarian, my team and I take great pride in our ability to help fund the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program in their mission to feed hungry children and fund our future leaders’ college scholarships and other various programs. Hydros for Heroes is an American Power Boat Association (A.P.B.A) points race. We owe a special thanks to the members of the Seattle Drag and Ski and all of the race teams for their support by racing during the 4th Annual Hydros for Heroes event. We are proud to be your hosts and hope you have a great time in Oak Harbor! We also wish to thank all of our event Sponsors, The City of Oak Harbor, The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor, volunteers from NAS Whidbey Island, and our community for all their support. I also want to thank my family, real estate team, and the Rotary Club for all the countless hours they have put into this event. And lastly, I want to thank my friend, Lead Buyers Agent, and city councilman, Jim Woessner, for all his help and the countless hours he has dedicated to this event. Having been born and raised in Oak Harbor, his passion for Hydroplane Racing started as a young man racing Hydros in Dugualla Bay.

It is from his dedication to this community that Hydroplane Racing has been brought back to life in Oak Harbor once again. I would not have taken on this event without him and he is truly a treasure to Whidbey Island. We hope everyone enjoys this event and we look forward to many more years of Hydroplane Racing in Oak Harbor! ​​​​Sincerely,

​​​​Craig McKenzie

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 5–8 p.m.: Registration and Welcome Dinner

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7 a.m.: Vendor Set-up 8 a.m.: Pioneer Way Closed/Tailgate Camping Starts 8:30 a.m.: Drivers meeting in crane pits 9:30 a.m.: VIP suites open 10 a.m.: Opening Ceremony 10:15 a.m.: Vintage Inboard Hydro Display Race Heat 1 10:35 a.m.: 1 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 1 10:55 a.m.: Sport C Outboard Hydro Heat 1 11:15 a.m.: 2.5 Liter Stock Inboard Hydro Heat 1 11:35 a.m.: GT-1 Modified Outboard Hydro Heat 1 11:55 a.m.: Grand Prix World Hydro Heat 1 12:15 p.m.: Sportsman Advanced Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 1 12:35 p.m.: 2.5 Liter Modified Inboard Hydro Heat 1 12:55 p.m.: 5 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 1 1:15 p.m.: Sportsman Entry Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 1 1:30 p.m.: Break for Crews and Safety Teams to eat Pits open to public - no charge Available for Autographs 2:30 p.m.: Vintage Inboard Hydro Display Race Heat 2/Final 2:50 p.m.: 1 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 3:10 p.m.: Sport C Outboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 3:30 p.m.: 2.5 Liter Stock Inboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 3:50 p.m.: GT-1 Modified Outboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 4:10 p.m.: Grand Prix World Hydro Heat 2/Final 4:30 p.m.: Sportsman Advanced Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 2/Final 4:50 p.m.: 2.5 Liter Modified Inboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 5:10 p.m.: 5 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 2/Final 5:30 p.m.: Sportsman Entry Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 2/Final 6:15 p.m.: Awards Ceremony at Beer Garden 7:30 p.m.: Racers Potluck Dinner at Camp Area 10 p.m.: Beer Garden and Event Site Closed

SUNDAY, AUG. 25 8:30 a.m.: Drivers Meeting in Crane Pits 9:30 a.m.: 10 a.m.: 10:15 a.m.: 10:35 a.m.: 10:55 a.m.: 11:15 a.m.: 11:3 a.m.: 11:55 a.m.: 12:15 p.m.: 12:35 p.m.: 12:55 p.m.: 1:15 p.m.: 1:30 p.m.: 2:30 p.m.: 2:50 p.m.: 3:10 p.m.: 3:30 p.m.: 3:50 p.m.: 4:10 p.m.: 4:30 p.m.: 4:50 p.m.: 5:10 p.m.: 5:30 p.m.: 7:00 p.m.:

VIP Suites Open Opening Ceremony Vintage Inboard Hydro Display Race Heat 3 1 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 3 Sport C Outboard Hydro Heat 3 2.5 Liter Stock Inboard Hydro Heat 3 GT-1 Modified Outboard Hydro Heat 3 5 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 3 Sportsman Advanced Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 3 2.5 Liter Modified Inboard Hydro Heat 3 Grand Prix World Hydro Heat 3 Sportsman Entry Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 3 Break for Crews and Safety Teams to eat Pits open to Public – no charge Available for Autographs Vintage Inboard Hydro Display Race Heat 4 1 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 4 Sport C Outboard Hydro Heat 4 2.5 Liter Stock Inboard Hydro Heat 4 GT-1 Modified Outboard Hydro Heat 4 5 Liter Inboard Hydro Heat 4 Sportsman Advanced Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 4 2.5 Liter Modified Inboard Hydro Heat 4 Grand Prix World Hydro Heat 4 Sportsman Entry Inboard Flat Bottom Heat 4 Beer Garden Closed and Event Ends



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The Craig McKenzie Team is a proud affiliate of the Homes for Heroes program. Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings when Buying or Selling a home, to the heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community each and every day. That includes Police Officers, Firefighters, Teachers, Medical Professionals, First Responders, and our Nation's Military Personnel. As an affiliate real estate team for all of Whidbey, Camano, and Fidalgo Island, plus La Conner and Stanwood, The Craig McKenzie Team brings a unique “why” to real estate. The rewards and savings they donate through Homes for Heroes has become a passion for the team and is the driving force behind everything they do. Their goal is to donate FIVE MILLION dollars through this program, and they need your help to do it! So far, they have given back just over $825,000 directly back to the Heroes in our local community since they joined the program in 2016. If you think you may qualify or know someone who does, give them a call when Buying or Selling your home, and let them THANK YOU for all you do! Please visit HomesForHeroes.com or call 360-679-4070 for more information on the Homes For Heroes program.

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August 24-25, 2019

Welcome to Race Day If it’s your first time attending a race as a spectator, there’s a lot to learn and even more to be excited about. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know when attending your first APBA Race.

What to Bring to a Race Probably the most important item, umbrellas will help shade you from the blazing sun and if it happens to rain you’ll be covered. Races will continue to run during light rain showers, as long as the conditions aren’t deemed too severe. Remember, comfort is key. Even on an overcast day you can’t hide from the sun; and being on a waterfront means the sun will be even stronger reflecting off of the surface of the water. Sunglasses are also a good thing to have to help reflect the sun. Remember sunscreen unless you want to leave the race extra crispy. Ice cold refreshments are always good – especially on race day. Some races do not allow coolers; while others will allow you to bring drinks in with you…it’s best to check beforehand with the race site. We also encourage you to support the local food & beverage vendors at races that have them. Comfortable folding chairs with four separate legs are best – these will prevent rocking on uneven ground. If you’re looking to take some good action shots of boats during the race, you’re going to need a good camera. Sorry folks, iPhones aren’t the best at capturing boats flying past at top speed. A high speed camera with at least 1/1000 second shutter speed is recommended.

The Race Course Just like other motorsports, the inside lane is the best position in powerboat racing. It provides the shortest distance around the course and gives an advantage to any racer. The overall length of the race is five miles, but depending on the size of the course, the number of laps may vary from 3-5 total laps for a complete race. All buoys must be passed on the drivers left side – If a driver passes to the right, they must go back and pass the buoy on the correct side. Drivers can touch a buoy and continue racing as long as no damage is done. However, if a buoy is dislodged, deflated, or otherwise damaged, the boat will be disqualified.

Drivers who jump the gun on a start won’t know until the end of the race, at which point they will not receive a checkered flag at the five mile mark and are required to take an extra lap.

Race Formats & Watching the Race THE FLYING START 5 Min. Gun The Flying Start is unlike any start in any other motor sport. This format has boats cross the starting line at full speed, which means timing the start is absolutely essential. The starting line is marked with two 1 Min. Gun checkered buoys on either end, and drivers must time their approach to cross this line at the exact Start time the start clock has counted down to zero. The lane or poll position established at this point must be maintained down the front straightaway to the exit of turn one during the start. Because of this, the Finish first turn is where most action is likely to occur – be sure you have a good view.

Signals & Start Times In a flying start format there will be a five minute gun to signal that it is time for boats to leave the pits. During this five minute period, drivers will make a timing run or two, while giving their engine the time to get up to temperature for the race. Just prior to the one minute gun, drivers will be jockeying for poll positions. When the one minute gun goes off, drivers have to maintain their respective lanes and should be just around the exit of turn one in the final lap prior to the start – any further and they will likely have to slow down to keep from jumping the gun and crossing the starting line too early. The goal is to reach the starting line exactly when the clock counts down to zero and to be at full speed. Once the race has started, the clock will switch from counting down to counting up.

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GP-15 HOPP RACING Owner: Greg Hopp & Jerry Hopp Driver: Jerry Hopp Class: Grand Prix Hull: TBD Engine: TBD Crew Chief: Brett Holloway

Co-Crew Chief: Jimme James

Crew Members: Lori Santillo, Christine Holloway, Scott Engel, Lisa Engel, Derek Brown, Daryl Marincovich
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 Owner: Bob Schellhase

Driver: Greg Hopp

Hometown: Renton, WA Class: Grand Prix

Hull: Jones

Engine: 468 Blown Chevy

Crew Chief: Dale Huston
 Crew Members: Dale Huston, Darrin Mannie, Darren Bartels, Rob Chapman, Ed Trihey, Scott Baker, David Michael Day, Travis Wheeler
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 Although not official sponsors, we also honor the United States Coast Guard and the Wounded Warriors Project.
 Awards: APBA Grand Prix National Champions 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 • APBA Grand Prix 1-2/3 Mile Unofficial Course Record 134.500 MPH
• North American Championship 2017
• Winner of Seattle Seafair Grand Prix races in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 • Winner of Tri-Cities Grand Prix races in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018
• Winner of San Diego Bayfair Grand Prix races in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
• Winner of Hydros for Heroes Grand Prix race in 2017

GP-18 HOPP RACING Owner: Greg Hopp Driver: Kevin Eacret Hometown: Snohomish, WA Class: Grand Prix Hull: Jamie Auld Engine: Gasoline blown 468 Crew Chief: Brett Holloway

Co-Crew Chief: Jimme James

Crew Members: Lori Santillo, Christine Holloway, Scott Engel, Lisa Engel, Derek Brown, Daryl Marincovich
 Sponsors: Pump Tech, Plan B Garage, Greg Wirta Citywide Home Loans About: Kevin Eacret has driven inboard hydroplanes, flat bottoms, Grand Prix hydros & unlimited, during his career. Kevin has also won the APBA national title in the 2.5 modified hydroplane class, co-driving with E-6 driver, Michael Jarvis.

About: Schellhase Racing was formed in 2006 when this hull was purchased from the builder, Droullard Motorsports. The team originally raced the boat as an Unlimited Light in partnership with Hopp Racing and won the UL National Championship in 2008. In 2010, the team switched over to the Grand Prix class and has raced as the GP-12 for Schellhase Racing ever since.

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GP-20 The TRUSS Company BLOWN INCOME RACING Owner: Larry Linn

Driver: Ed Preston Hometown: Olympia, WA

Class: Grand Prix Hull: Ron Jones Jr Engine: 468 cuin, 671 blower, runs on methanol, bBuilt by Earl Smith
 Crew Chief: Earl Smith
 Crew Members: Don Preston, Jr., Randy Corcoran, Mike Langford, Randy Ellis, and John Jordan
 Sponsors: The TRUSS Company
 Awards: 2019 APBA North American Champion • 2018 APBA Grand Prix High Points Champion • 2017 APBA 2nd place in Grand Prix High Points • 2016 APBA 3rd place in Grand Prix High Points
 About: GP-20 was initially outfitted and competed in the 2015 season with GPW. In 2016, GP-20 finished 3rd in national high points as reported by the American Power Boat Association (APBA) competing with over 20 teams in North America. In 2017, we finished 2nd and were crowned the 2018 APBA National Champion for Grand Prix hydroplanes in the United States. We were just crowned the APBA North American Champions for 2019.

GP-74 Premonition MARINE DREAM RACING Owner: Marine Dream Racing Driver: Jim Mauldin Hometown: Sandpoint, ID
 Class: GPW Hull: Staudacher Engine: Super Charged 468 Crew Chief: Bruce Brown Crew Members: Bruce Brown, Jim Mauldin, Tandi Mauldin, Steve Voigt, Eric Smith, Victor Wall, Thomas Sparrowgrove
 About: Marine Dream Racing was founded in 2005, racing a 2.5 mod hydroplane. Construction of the GP 74 started in 2009, and with the help of many GP owners, the dream of the Premonition became a reality at Soap Lake, WA in 2015. Since then, the boat and team have traveled across the US multiple times, racing in places such as Madison IN, Tri-Cities WA, and San Diego CA. The team started with founder/driver Rob Hall, and is now continuing with fellow inboard driver, Jim Mauldin.

Chaplain Randy Christianson Racers For Christ Randy has been a race fan and gearhead since he was a young boy. His father was a cabinet maker and had the perfect tools for building hydroplanes. In high school he became a member of the crew for a Drag Racing Team and raced motorcycles, but hydroplanes were always his favorite. Randy has been married for 35 years, has 3 adult children and one grandson nicknamed “Hotrod”. In 2009 he reached a point in his life where he asked God what his purpose was here on earth. He connected with the organization Racers For Christ that provides Chaplains for all types of motorsport events. Once Randy became a full Chaplain in 2010 he found his permanent home in Region 10 as their Chaplain. Services are held each Sunday of the races at 8:30am in the most comfortable spot, the Beer Garden. Join us and be a part of Racers For Christ.

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Before the Start: Signaled between the Five Minute & One Minute Mark

Before the Start: Signaled between the One Minute & Race Start

After the Start: Signaled while the race is underway except the last lap

After the Start: Signaled when the Leader has started the last lap


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E6 Raining Thunder RAINING THUNDER RACING Owner: John Bosserman

Driver: Michael Jarvis

Hometown: Oregon City, OR Class: E350

Hull: Custom Wood & Fiberglass

Engine: 355

Crew Chief: John Bosserman Crew: Bud McKay, George Pearson Sponsors: Norflow Inc,


Awards: 2nd in 2018 pro lite series • 2nd in USA APBA points E350 class in 2018

BARTELS FAMILY RACING Owner & Driver: Marissa Bartels

Hometown: Buckley, WA

Class: 2.5 mod/stock Hull: Henderson

Engine: Ford

Crew Chief: Darren Bartels Crew: Darren, Mary, Marina and Marissa Bartels Sponsors: Stick it Vinyl, Wyndsor Cabinet Company LLC

About: Raining Thunder Racing is proud to have started a veteran/active service crew participation program in 2018 . It gives our service folks a chance to see boat racing up close and personal. Our 20 year old hull celebrated its rebuilding in 2017 by having a pretty successful 2018 season with many 2nd and 3rd place finishes, we hope to notch a victory in 2019 .

Awards: 2nd Nationally 2.5 mod • 5th Nationally 2.5 stock • Seattle Drag and Ski Rookie of the Year • Seattle Inboard Racing Association Rookie of the Year About: This is our second year of racing with the four of us! We have been pushing the boat to see what all it can do and we are very happy with how it is running this season.


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SS/SA 78 Aquaholic BAKER RACING Owner: Lenny Baker

Driver: Lenny & Dale Baker Hometown: Edmonds, WA

Class: Super Stock / Sportsman Advanced Hull: Starfire

Engine: 427 Cubic Inch Chevrolet

Crew Chief: Lenny Bake

Crew: Lenny Baker, Dale Baker, Bill Price

Sponsors: Just my wallet! Awards: 2001 Nationals Champion Pro Stock (Placed 3rd in the Nation in Super Stock & Pro Stock) • 2007 Region 10 High Point Champion Super Stock (Placed 2nd in the Nation in Super Stock) • 2008 Region 10 High Point Champion Super Stock (Placed 3rd in the Nation in Super Stock) • 2017 Nationals Champion Sportsman Advanced • 2018 Western Divisional Champion Sportsman Advanced • 2018 Region 10 High Point Champion Sportsman Advanced • 2018 National High Point Champion Sportsman Advanced

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E-12 Sunup TEAM SUNUP Owner: Kathy Currie

Driver: Mike Currie

Hometown: Poulsbo, WA Class: 280

Hull: Lauterbach/Jones

Engine: Plymouth 273

Crew Chief: Mike Currie Crew: Kathy Currie About: Second season for current owner. Built in 1962 in Tacoma by Harold Mansfield. Raced extensively in the Northwest. Restored by Don Kelson shop.

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FULLY LOADED RACING Owner: John Reifel (Rifle) Driver: John Reifel Hometown: Federal Way, WA Class: E350 Hull: Jones Engine: Chevy Crew Chief: Rick Autio Crew: Ric Autio (Honorary military member), Sam Olmstead (Honorary military member), Ronda Reifel, Beau Rarig, Paul Jackson Sponsors: Raising the Bahr to Cure Ms Cascadia Supermoto, North American Model Boat Assoc., RC Unlimiteds Awards: APBA School Boat Graduate 2016 • APBA National High Points • 3rd place 2017 (Rookie Year) • Hydros For Heroes 2018 E350 3rd place About: From the Drivers Stand To The Drivers Seat: I am now feeling through the seat of my pants, APBA Inboard Hydroplane Racing. My hydroplane racing started decades ago racing remote control scale hydroplanes from a drivers stand. Now I’m in the capsule of our inboard hydroplane and loving every moment. The fully Loaded Racing team and myself would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the men and women of our military for their dedication and courage to protect our freedom and liberty. It is our pleasure to have with us 2 honorary military crew members to help us express our gratitude for all that our military represent.

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77 FURY TEAM FURY Owner & Driver: Jason Aslakson Hometown: Olympia, WA Class: 2.5 stock Hull: Henderson Engine: 2.3 liter Ford Crew Chief: Jason Elhard Crew Members: Cheryl White, Austin Aslakson Sponsors: Insta-Pipe • Elk Pond Craft Ales • IPI Inspections • Jacknut Apparel Awards: 2017 Terry Troxel Award winner • 3rd National Highpoints 2018 About: We are a small team made up of family and close friends. My first race was in Oak Harbor about six years ago. We’ve come a long ways since then and now field a competitive hydroplane.

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Owner & Driver: Will Hough Hometown: Renton, WA
 Class: Sport C Hull: Mirage
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N-33 Miss Pateros WFO MOTORSPORTS Owner: Brandon & Bobbee Cushing Driver: Brandon Cushing Hometown: Pasco, WA Class: SE

Hull: Starfire Engine: Chevy

Crew Chief: Kannon Cushing

Crew Members: Scott, Austin, Will, Shane, & a fleet of kids

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Hydros For Heroes

August 24-25, 2019


E98 Agitator STEVE HUFF MOTORSPORTS Owner & Driver: Steve Huff

Hometown: Des Moines, WA

Class: e350 Pro-Lite

Engine: 350 small block Chevy

Hull: Jones Jr

Crew Chief: Steve Huff Crew Members: Michael “Dash” Watson, Jill Andrews, Buck McCoy, Kelly Jones, Ron Jones Jr., Kassandra Nienaber Sponsors: Stegin Structural Concrete, Lavish Roots Catering, Destination Harley-Davidson, NGK Spark Plugs #NGKRacing, Kush21 #Kush21, Garage Asylum, Worldwide Bearings, Performance Coatings, Bill Pink Carburetors, FSR Fire System Research About: Steve Huff Motorsports races on dirt, salt, asphalt, and water! Our hydroplane team, racing in the e350 class hydroplane, is known as the “Agitator.” Steve Huff is a 20+ year veteran of racing; from Top Fuel Harley Dragsters to World Record holding land speed racing motorcycles to the World Record holding A/C Electric Dragster vehicle. This will be our team’s 3rd appearance at Hydros For Heroes. Steve Huff is a Whidbey Island native. We look forward to seeing our island fans at the races this summer.

A-1 Risky Business EACRET RACING Owner: Barry Eacret

Driver: Kevin Eacret Hometown: Edmonds, WA

Class: 2.5 Modified

Hull: Ron Jones Engine: Modified Ford 2300

Crew Chief: Philip Eacret Crew Members: Kevin Eacret, Philip Eacret, Scott Engel, Lisa Engel Sponsors: Carstar

N-37 The Don

Awards: 2017/2018 Region 10 Champion • 2018 National High points Champion


About: Established in 2007, the team started in the 2.5 stock class, winning the National “Lighter than Lites title” in 2008/2009. It then moved to the 5 liter class winning the ULHRA “Lighter than Lites” National Championship two years running in 2009/2010. Kevin Eacret won Rookie of the Year in the LtL’s then stepped up to Darin Bartells boat, the Power Punch Unlimited Light again gaining Rookie of the Year. He then moved to the APBA Grand Prix class, winning Rookie of the Year. He drove the unlimited class “Miss Rock/ Carstar” for three years. He will be also driving a Grand Prix in Hydros for Heroes this year.

Owner & Driver: Shaun Kelson

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Hometown: Buckley, WA Class: Vintage Hull: Kelson Engine: 305 Chevrolet Crew Chief: Crystal Johnny Crew Members: Crystal Kelson, Kirya Reither, Johnny Jackson Awards: 2018 Vintage High Points Champion • 2018 Vintage Sportsman Award About: 3rd generation racer, Shaun Kelson is the grandson of the famous boat builder and Honor Squadron member, Don Kelson. After many years of racing various vintage hydroplanes restored at the Don Kelson Hydroplane shop, in 2018 Shaun decided it was time to get a hydroplane of his own. Naturally, there was no choice other than to get a Kelson Hydroplane. Originally known as The Darkhorse, and then Cat Ballou, Shaun quickly renamed the boat to non other than “The Don,” after his grandfather. The Don can be seen at nearly every Region 10 Inboard event putting on exhibitions of what races looked like over 30 years ago.



Hydros For Heroes

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