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1994 HS Inductees

Dean ChenowethChenoweth first raced in the Stock Outboard BU class in 1950. He quickly learned the skills of boat racing with his father’s help, and branched out to run all the Stock Outboard classes. In 1953 he won three national championships, all in the same day. Chenoweth ran limited Inboard hydros in the 1960s, winning several national races. He moved up to the Unlimited boats in 1967, and is probably best known for his many victories including three APBA Gold Cup victories in the Miss Budweiser. Chenoweth is well deserving of being named to the APBA Honor Squadron.
Ann FitzgeraldAlthough Ann Fitzgerald has many accomplishments on the race course, some of her best work has been in promoting APBA and the Race Against Drugs program. An exceptional role model and teacher, she has spoken at many high schools on behalf of education and drug abuse awareness. Fitzgerald served as Region 3 secretary and on the Winding River Boating Association for years. Nationally she served as 2.5 Litre Stock Hydro chair, as APBA commissioner, and on the Tech Committee; and chaired APBA’s 84th Annual Meeting in Atlantic City.  Her titles include the Susquehanna Cup, 2.5 Litre High Point and Divisional titles, the Stanley R. Jones Sportsmanship Award, the Frank R. Connolly Memorial Award (four times), Ronnie Hearn Achievement Memorial Award, Region 3 High Point Championship and the Eddie Ralph Memorial Award.  In 1991 she won two State Championships plus the APBA National Championship in Formula COBRA Hydro class.  She set a 5-mile world record of 77.263 mph.
Guy LombardoThe famous bandleader was highly regarded in the world of speedboat racing.  Guy Lombardo made the sweetest music this side of heaven for years with his Royal Canadians.  Lombardo was probably the first celebrity outside of power boat racing who brought notoriety to the sport.  His presence contributed to the popularity of power boat racing for three generations.  There was a time, however, when Lombardo made roostertails as well as music.  In 1946, in his first Unlimited race driving the big Gold Cup hydros, Lombardo drove Tempo VI to an APBA Gold Cup victory averaging 68.072 mph.  As an owner, his Unlimited boats also won six career victories from 1946 through 1955.