Huey's News

All I want for Christmas is some new toys for my Grand Prix hydroplane!

No Comments 15 December 2014

Well it won’t be long and Santa will be dropping down the chimney. Mike Grendell wants a new style blower for his GP while it looks like Brandon’s going to need a new skid fin for his. The Steeler team needs everything from a new GP boat to all the goodies that makes it go. As you’ve seen on Facebook, Marc and Ghislain are having grand old times in retirement. If I were a betting man I’d bet you we will see Ghislain in some kind of race boat next season. Now the question is, can Marc stay out of a boat for long? While Mathieu Dauost is waiting for his new sponson, Martin is hoping Santa will bring him a new style blower too. I don’t know why though, he already set the fastest speed in Valleyfield this past year.  You know, maybe Santa will bring him some new glasses and a GPS system for his “Coppertone: GP”!!!  Sorry Martin, but you know me, I had to add that in, Ha! Ha! All Eric Langevin needs from Santa is some “GOOD LUCK”. Poor Eric has had the worst luck this past year. I think Santa was so good to Patrick last year, he’s got almost everything he needs to win the Championship. Oops! I almost forgot, he does need a trailer to get to the races!!! Hopefully Paul will finally finish it, although Michel is still wondering where they’re going to park it!! Our new GP owner Randy English has a direct line to the North Pole, as he needs sooooo much stuff to get to our first race. If you leave it up to Jon Staudacher, Randy’s new GP boat will be delivered by the end of January. A little rumor here has Randy putting Andrew Tate in the Staudacher and Tom Thompson in the GP-101. I think this way Tommy will be off restriction by Valleyfield. Ken Brodie already got his new blower and reports he’s ready to race. Santa’s going south to Phoenix and will be painting Dennis and Marty’s GP while everything seems to be quiet around Tom Pakradooni’s GP-88.  I know Milton and Charley want a lot of goodies so they can finish their new boat.

This past weekend a lot of us traveled to the Performance Racing Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana to see all the new engine goodies for 2015 and beyond. Bert “finally” got yours truly to buy him a new driver’s suit. Hell it’s only been 4 years since we changed the Crush name to Steeler. After St. Felicien, the suit really got torn up and the whole team shamed me into buying a new one. As usual Mike, Big Mike, Sam and Joe were checking out all the new performance items along with Randy English and John Lohone his engine mechanic.

Well its off to do some Christmas shopping so I’ll say to everyone have a Merry Christmas and a great Happy New Year!!!

See you all in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huey

Huey's News

2015- Will this be GP’s best year ever?      

No Comments 25 October 2014

Would you believe “ten” GP race events? Yes, it’s possible. How about 15 GP boats in Detroit? Yes, it’s possible. How about 3 or 4 new/old faces coming in and some coming back to GP? Yes, this too is possible.

Let me start first by congratulating Brandon Kennedy on winning the ACHA GP High Point Championship. This team really worked their butts off all year and the championship proves this. Great job guys!!!!  Also this year we saw a great friend retire from our GP ranks. Marc Théoret was a class act  (as was his father, Robert) and we will truly miss him…although I hear he will be around the pits helping out other teams.

Now lets move on to 2015!!   Ten races you say? Besides our usual seven steady race events, Tavares, FL, Detroit, MI and Cambridge, MD could be on the 2015 horizon.  It’s just a little matter of “money”.  Ha!  Isn’t it always about money?  But at this date things are looking very positive. I can’t wait to spend a week in sunny South Florida in May. I know Cambridge, MD will be plenty hot, but think of all the great seafood you can eat there. And good old Detroit, yes it’s a little rough but so is Brockville and Beauharnois at times. If one remembers, you could always find a local sponsor for your boat and pickup several hundred dollars. Rumor has it there could be 2 to 3 west coast GP’s coming to Detroit. Plus, just got off the phone with Milt Wiggins from down home in Alabama and he to plans on attending several of our events next year including Detroit. Our guys better lookout, Cal Phipps will be a handful in Milt’s 3600 pound GP in the Detroit River. I talked to Rich Hallett out in Lake Havasu, AZ and he reports that Dean Rojas GP-10 Charger will be at both Florida races.  And then if everything goes well it will go up to Michigan where Jimmy King will keep it between our ACHA races. Rich tells me he’s taken over the engine duties too. Sure is nice to have this team back on the circuit. Speaking of Arizona I hear Dennis Johnson (owner of GP-93 Renegade) will be getting the boat back down at his shop for a brand new paint job as soon as Marty can get it to the Trafficade’s shop. Sure will be good to have Marty back racing Dennis’s GP in our circuit. On the rumor mill, word out of New Zealand finds David Alexander (Steeler GP) and Jack Lupton (Patrick’s GP) would like to rent or lease a couple of GP’s for the summer and run in our ACHA series. Boy, that would really give our group that international flavor. Just got a note that we could be getting a very good APBA racer in our ranks next year. Talks are underway with this owner and ACHA so I can’t go into detail now but it looks really good if everything can fall together for this team. Believe me this new team “will” be competitive.  Well, there it is guys and girls!!  I think 2015 will be our best ever if all of the above happens.

Please stay tuned!!!!!

Huey

News, Results

Results for Beauharnois 2014

No Comments 09 September 2014

1.5 Beauharnois

2.5 Beauharnois

350 Beauharnois

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9.1- There will be a one lap penalty and the loss of 2 points for (P1-P4-P6-P7-P8-P11) a one lap penalty and the loss of 5 points for (P3-P5-P9-P10). A P2 constitutes an automatic disqualification.:

P1- A boat that passes in front of the start/finish buoy between 3 second and 0 seconds left on the clock.
P2- A boat that passes in front of the start/finish buoy between 10 and 3 seconds left on the clock
P3- A boat that changes lanes with less distance than one rooster tail
P4- A boat that has failed to pass (1) one time in front of the start/finish line before the official start of the race.
P5- A boat that pushed another in the interior or exterior (2 lanes or more). P6- Destroying or dislodging a buoy without any apparent reason.
P7- Missing a buoy without picking the complete turn.
P8- Entering or exiting at the wrong place on the race course as per 4.12.
P9- At the Start a boat that changes lanes between the Start/Finish line and the exit of turn 1.
P10-A boat is not in his starting lane at the start.
P11-All situations judged unacceptable by the Chief Referee.

News, Results

Results of the Thunder on the Niagara

1 Comment 18 August 2014

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9.1- There will be a one lap penalty and the loss of 2 points for (P1-P4-P6-P7-P8-P11) a one lap penalty and the loss of 5 points for (P3-P5-P9-P10). A P2 constitutes an automatic disqualification.:

P1- A boat that passes in front of the start/finish buoy between 3 second and 0 seconds left on the clock.
P2- A boat that passes in front of the start/finish buoy between 10 and 3 seconds left on the clock
P3- A boat that changes lanes with less distance than one rooster tail
P4- A boat that has failed to pass (1) one time in front of the start/finish line before the official start of the race.
P5- A boat that pushed another in the interior or exterior (2 lanes or more). P6- Destroying or dislodging a buoy without any apparent reason.
P7- Missing a buoy without picking the complete turn.
P8- Entering or exiting at the wrong place on the race course as per 4.12.
P9- At the Start a boat that changes lanes between the Start/Finish line and the exit of turn 1.
P10-A boat is not in his starting lane at the start.
P11-All situations judged unacceptable by the Chief Referee.

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Photos of the Valleyfield Regatta by Christian Bergeron

No Comments 31 July 2014

By Christian Bergeron

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ACHA GP Points 2015

Après Valleyfield
(After Valleyfield)
PosBoatPts
1gp25371
2gp777324
3gp88258
4gp77251
5gp50234
6gp93232
7gp9220
8gp101217
9gp79183
10gp12137
11gp525128
12gp1064
13gp44454

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