for those of you curious the 09 World Marathon started yesterday in NZ. I gather due to the economy there werent as many north american representatives this time but we both still have some boats flying our respective colours.
7 time world champ Spencer King (Canada) is there but aparently the mighty Kasse 600" had some sort of issue before the race began and they entered using the backup motor in A class. Not too many details on whats happened there yet
Ryan Ringer (USA)from Oregon has shown up with Tim Harding's Burning Desire turbine boat and was 2 seconds out of first after day 1. A tv interveiw was one of the first times Id heard a firm claimed speed stated at 209 kph (~130 mph)
Dale Whiteside, owner of Eagle, is racing a boat he left there after the last NZ worlds 4 years ago in FX class
Thats it for north america unfortunatly but should be interesting to see how this race pans out. Spencer is definitely not to be counted out even running A class as he once blew away the competition at this extremely challenging race winning by over 14 minutes. Mark Cromie is back of course with his techno marvel twin turbo, intercooled EFI monster which aparently wasnt having too much trouble keeping up with the T-58 powered boat, which I almost find hard to believe lol
Lots of racing ahead in the next week so tune in if your curious.....
GO SPENCER(FORD) GO!