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1985 HS Inductees

Glenn DavisDavis, of San Dimas, CA, was involved with all phases of racing from building and driving race boats to officiating, to serving as Region Chairman and Drag Vice President. He worked diligently at local, regional and national levels of APBA during his 35 years in the boat racing fraternity. Since 1958, Davis worked at every race official position (starter, timer, scorer, race chairman and referee) in almost every type of boat racing. During Davis’s five years as Drag Vice President, the rules for Drag racing were formulated and recognized by APBA and UIM.  Davis was Commodore (2 years), Vice Commodore (12 years) and Board member of the Southern California Speedboat Club.
Jack LeekSince 1941, Jack Leek of Zion IL was deeply involved in APBA Outboard racing, from Formula I to Midget alky burners. Starting with Midget Class after WWII, Leek raced in most Stock and Racing Outboard classes. Leek’s technical skills made him the most successful driver of the time, using modified stock Outboards from his own shop in several alky classes. His vocation meshed beautifully with the development of super high performance Outboard motors. Besides Leek’s racing success, he played a vital part in founding racing organizations in the Northwest.  For over a decade, he also served as an APBA representative to UIM, and on numerous technical committees and racing commissions.
Henry "Shakey" Shakeshaft, Jr.Shakeshaft, of Bedford, VA, started racing in 1928 in various Outboard classes.  In the 1920s and ’30s when Outboard drivers were classified amateur (Division I) or Professional (Division II), Shakey campaigned all up and down the East Coast, collecting a remarkable amount of trophies and silverware. He was deeply involved in promoting and participating in short course and marathon events, including the Outboard races at Acapulco, Mexico in 1947. Shakey also got into the record books, starting in 1952 and as recently as 1985 with a record in C Service Hydro.