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Stock Outboard Technical changes effective as of February 2012

posted Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:00am in Official APBA Communications
via Jeff Brewster, SO Chairmen

Stock Outboard Technical changes effective as of February 2012
Please be advised that the following Stock Outboard Class Parity Committees have met and voted unanimously to make the following technical changes to the Sidewinder engines.

A Class Parity Committee:
Model 15S Sidewinder engine.
Combustion volume shall be: 15cc to 16.5 cc.
The engine shall now use a Dellorto 21 mm carburetor and a new sprayshield mounting bracket.

B Class Parity Committee:

2012 Assistant Risk Manager's Test

posted Sun, 02/05/2012 - 10:36am in Official APBA Communications


The APBA Board of Directors approved a change to the General
Racing Rules at the 2012 National Meeting in Chicago. 
Effective immediately, the Referee will now assume the title of Chief
Referee/Risk Manager.   Those who previously
served as Risk Managers will now assume the title of Assistant Risk
Manager.  The purpose of this change is
to establish a definite chain of command and to provide for a single point of

2012 Assistant Risk Manager's Test

posted Sun, 02/05/2012 - 10:36am in Official APBA Communications


The APBA Board of Directors approved a change to the General
Racing Rules at the 2012 National Meeting in Chicago. 
Effective immediately, the Referee will now assume the title of Chief
Referee/Risk Manager.   Those who previously
served as Risk Managers will now assume the title of Assistant Risk
Manager.  The purpose of this change is
to establish a definite chain of command and to provide for a single point of

UIM Class 1 Superlicenses

posted Tue, 01/31/2012 - 9:55am in Official APBA Communications


The opening round of the 2012 Class 1 World Championship
series will take place in Doha-Qatar on 15/17 March 2012.



Please note that any application for superlicence must be
lodged within 4 weeks prior to the first event a driver wants to participate
in.



For the opening round, the deadline date for submitting is
16th February 2012, after that date it is not guaranteed the issue
on time for the first race.

UIM Class 1 Superlicenses

posted Tue, 01/31/2012 - 9:55am in Official APBA Communications


The opening round of the 2012 Class 1 World Championship
series will take place in Doha-Qatar on 15/17 March 2012.



Please note that any application for superlicence must be
lodged within 4 weeks prior to the first event a driver wants to participate
in.



For the opening round, the deadline date for submitting is
16th February 2012, after that date it is not guaranteed the issue
on time for the first race.

Slo-Mo-Shun V - magazine promotion for Mobiloil 1955

posted Mon, 01/23/2012 - 5:40am in Thunderboats Museum Feed

Hi. Just found this promotion for Mobiloil in a technical magazine in Sweden in 1955. This is nice showing that the unlimited hydroplanes were famous in Sweden even though we didn´t have unlimited in Sweden. Since I have been furtunate to meet Ron Jones Jr last year at the Hydroplane Museeum this is special to me.... Hope to be back soon...

So What About The Next Generation, and the one after and....

posted Mon, 01/23/2012 - 5:40am in Thunderboats Museum Feed

I had a bit of an awakening this morning. Two of them actually. the first was the early (0530) arrival of a young man, 17 years of age, that I've taken under my wing during some difficult times. Divorce, problems with relationships, court orders, etc... I've known him since he came home next door a few days after his birth. His dad rolled him over in a stroller and introduced us. He and I have been close ever since... Including the current period as I help him work through family issues and some other difficulties that i'm sure some of us have gone through. He is a great kid.

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