April 24, 2017
A few highlights from the April 2017 NJBA race.
The race day started out as usual but there was disaster in the first qualifying run for the 149 Tsunami Blown Gas Jet boat. The boat was equipped with a new Berkeley style bowl that exploded at launch. (A large hole and several large cracks on the outlet side of bowl).
So the race against time began.
I left the lake and went home to get the replacement bowls to complete the race. (Old Berkeley 12JG bowl prep by Cyclone Speed & Marine). Upon return to the lake my team and I missed the NJBA Winners awards banquet to repair the 149 Tsunami in order to finish the race. Repair and adjustments were completed around 9pm Saturday night.
Jim Brock was successful in getting us entered as slow boat in Unblown Fuel Jet and Quick Eliminator (6.o Index) for the eliminations on Sunday races.
The results were the 149 Tsunami won first place in the five boat field for Unblown Fuel Jet category.
For you guys out there who race with other organizations, I hope they are member friendly like our club, the best in the world, NJBA.
I want to thank my support team for their professionalism and quick resolutions to what ever happens at all races we attend/enter.
Jim Brock – Cyclone Speed & Marine