By The WETZEL CHRONICLE
No one knew what to expect. A quarter-mile American Power Boat Association record had never been set, but the records book was waiting for such an entry. All that was needed: the idea to conduct an event, which came from Bob Moore (Region 3/Inboard), an APBA club (Powerboat Superleague) willing and able to conduct the event, as well as a local and committed group of people.
Local volunteers, most of them unfamiliar with APBA and powerboats, raised the money, met the stringent requirements, did the marketing and promotion, provided the land and water support, and created a festival to make the attempt memorable as well as successful. It all came together over the Sept. 29-30 weekend when teams from the OPC, Inboard, and Stock categories came to New Martinsville. Teams and drivers determined to add to their individual racing resumes were ready to run. For most it would also be an opportunity to collect points for the APBA Hall of Champions.
*ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICAL UNTIL THEY ARE APPROVED BY THE APBA