Mobil 1 / Budget Marine Regatta #2

Mobil 1 / Budget Marine Regatta #2

It was the return of Ken Charles and Mr. Solo in the 130 mph class after sitting out the first regatta as their engines were not cleared from customs in time. They competed uncontested in four races as Motul Monster is out as their motors were sent to Sterling for a refresh due to an issue they had while testing in February. It was good seat time for Roger Bell who was on the throttle of Mr Solo as he continues to fill in for veteran Darin Marshall who now lives abroad.
 
In the 120 mph class, Guy Costa, owner and throttleman of Ironman also completed uncontested as their main rival Stampede, a 42 foot Fountain, encountered trailer problems being towed to Port of Spain. Ironman also completed their four races giving new driver Wayne Honnock, who has replaced James Hadeed, valuable seat time in this 38 foot Doug Wright. With Ironman being twelve feet shorter than Mr. Solo and having comparable power showed blistering acceleration as they battled with Mr. Solo to the delight of the crowd.
 
Global Warmer, a 40 foot Fountain, also ran alone in the 95 mph class as their competitor Gone Wilder was unable to make it to the start line. Donald Webster, former throttleman of Paramount now joins Scott Pollonais in the cockpit as driver.
 
In the 80 mph, Jason Costa and Timothy Skinner in Heatwave, a 29 foot Extreme, dominated as they won all four races. Hammer Time took 2nd place points while Blue Ice, from Tobago, came in 3rd overall for the day.
 
 
The hotly contested 70 mph class saw Extreme Measures taking three of the four races with very close racing with Speed Up who had one win and three 2nd places. These two played cat and mouse all day as not more than two or three boat lengths separated the two.
 
 
In the 60 mph Gilson Smith, owner and throttleman of Timeless, got revenge on Infusion IV as they won three out of four races. It was door to door racing all day between Timeless and Infusion IV. In the third race on the western marker, Infusion IV hooked and both driver and throttleman were ejected from the boat. A safety vessel with medics and divers responded and were on the scene immediately. Both racers came out unscathed from the incident. Matrix finished 2nd in class and Infusion 3rd. Knot In Slow Motion were plagued with engine problems all day.
 
 
We now look forward to Regatta #3 of the National Championship and are expecting an additional four or five boats including two from Tobago. This is set to take place on April 18th, 2021.  
 
 
The TTPBA would like to thank Mobil1 and the Budget Marine Group for sponsoring regatta #2.
 
Stay tuned for our next update in April.
 


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