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2006 HS Inductees

Sally TitusIntroduced to boat racing by her future husband Jeff, while she was attending nursing school in 1960.  Sally loved watching the races—a good thing, since boat racing became a major part of Sally and Jeff’s marriage. When she first started working on the judge’s stand, there was no APBA Scoring Committee. In fact, Sally was there when a half a dozen scorers got together in the mid-1970s to talk about what they needed, and how they could help each other. Sally has chaired APBA’s Scoring Committee for 25 years. During this time, the committee has worked closely with Headquarters to develop scoring procedures, forms and educational materials for APBA’s many classes and categories. She served as Broward Outboard Club Secretary, Fort Lauderdale Powerboat Racing Association Secretary-Treasurer, Region 5 Secretary, Chief Scorer at the OPC National Championships, Chief Scorer for both the IOGP series and the Powerboat Superleague; and as APBA Secretary for 17 years. Sally has worked at countless local events and at the OPC Nationals at Kankakee, Ill., since 1985. Over the years Sally has received many awards, including the OPC Achievement Award, the Fred Hallett Award, Scorers Achievement Award and APR Sportsmanship Award.  She is most deserving of the Honor Squadron award as well.
Mark WeberThey say when you want something done, ask a busy person.  That’s Mark Weber.  Many times a champion, and a Hall of Champions inductee, he has always given back generously to the sport.  Mark Weber has long been active in all facets, at all levels of the APBA.  He is also an outstanding driver, owner and team owner.  Mark has been a member of the Marine Prop Riders since 1978, serving as club president, vice president and race director for three club regattas.  In fact, he has directed over 25 Inboard regattas, among APBA’s best-run events.  When his teammate George Stratton died in a racing accident in 2000, Mark chaired a memorial auction to benefit the family.  He has served as Chairman of Region 6 and led the Inboard Racing Commission.  He won the Tony Scartine Award for his work with the IRC. Mark also chaired two National Meetings, and promoted Personal Watercraft Racing, both within APBA and U.I.M.; and Jet Boat Racing.  Inevitably, Mark stepped up to the APBA Council and Board of Directors.  These days, as Director of Operations of the Detroit River Regatta Association and APBA Past President, he also serves on countless APBA committees. In short, Mark has done it all.  Straight talk, positive thinking, decisive action and an endless passion for the sport of power boat racing–that’s Mark Weber, and APBA is fortunate to have him on our team.