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Lake Ming, Bakersfield Circle Race Sept 2008

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by , 10-22-2009 at 03:46 AM (2686 Views)


I have been a boater for the better part
of 40 years and owner of Rex Marine
since 1981. In my blogs I will attempt to
tell a story of each event I cover,
from my perspective and through my
photos. I hope more people will become
involved as spectators or racers as a result
of my coverage. Enjoy


Lake Ming SCSC Circle Race, September 2008

Gallery of 75 photos

I arrived Saturday morning around 8 AM and toured the pits shooting some photos. The attendance was a little sparse but still enough boats for good racing. I caught the P96 “Arizona Girl” team by the ramp doing some tuning. This would be Amy Ottinger’s last race for a while I am told.

This weekend would see the Cracker Boxes, Grand Nationals (GN’s), Pro Stocks, only a couple of K-boats, Comp Jets, Nostalgia Flats, and several of the tunnel outboard classes.
There were enough Crackers to run two heats to start the day but that was the only class to have two. The Super Stocks were not in attendance, which was disappointing. A double points race was in Washington state overlapping this weekend’s event so some went there and others just chose to pass on the weekend.

I was not able to return to this event on Sunday so I’ll let the pictures I shot Saturday tell the story. I didn’t get a lot of good shots so some of these in this gallery are just not that sharp. Unfortunately on Sunday, Steve Smith lost his life in a very unfortunate accident. Steve drove the SS boat “Angel Fire” and was at the event running with the K-boats to complete the class. Steve was a veteran racer loved by many and this loss is a big blow to the sport and to many racers. In retrospect I’m glad I wasn’t there for Sunday.



Gallery of 75 photos

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