Boy time sure flies. Up until now it seemed April and May would never get here, now everyone is thrashing to get their boats ready to head to good old “warm” South Florida. From talking to most of our owners there will be 13/14 GPs at our first race event in Stuart. With new boats, updated boats, and different drivers for some it looks like there will be a lot of restrictions for the first few heats. Thank goodness we will have testing most of the day Friday. I don’t know all the details yet but we will have a TV production crew in Stuart filming our races. As soon as I get some more info I will pass it on to everybody or post it on Facebook.
Just saw some pictures of the new rap of the GP-77 “Coppertone” and it really looks cool. It’s Saturday here in Cincinnati and we’re running the new engine for the Coppertone GP on the Dyno with the new ignition system installed. Tomorrow we will be running the Steeler motors on the Dyno also with the new Electromotive ignition system installed. So far there are 5 GP boats with this system and I’m sure as soon as everyone else has problems with the old MSD mag systems they too will be going to the new style ignition systems.
Jamie Auld is working 24/7 on Patrick’s new GP and there’s an outside chance he will make it to Stuart but there’s still a lot of work to do on it.It seems the whole fleet of GPs will have new Henderson sponsons this year and like I’ve said in my last two newsletters this year will be the most competitive in GP history.
Hope to see a lot of you in Florida next month. Until then, take care and continued safe racing.