2016 Soap Lake Regatta

SOAP LAKE – The Smokiam Resort 2016 Soap Lake Hydroplane Regatta got off to a slow start but made up for it on Sunday.

Winds and rains led the American Power Boat Association to cancel racing after six heats on Saturday. The next day they ran 30 heats to make up for it, according to Racing Chairman Aaron Stevens.

One driver was from Grant County. Kurt Myer, of Wilson Creek, earned a third place in the 5-Liter engine size class with his two-tone blue 26e boat.

Here are the results from the regatta by class:

1-Liter

  • 1st – Pile Contractors – Driver Jimmy Shane – Issaquah
  • 2nd – Culver Racing – Driver Josh Culver – Kennewick
  • 3rd – TM Special – Driver John Shaw – Lincoln, Del.

2.5-Stock

  • 1st – Megabucks – Driver Justin Squire – Littleton, Colo.
  • 2nd – Fury – Driver Jason Aslakson – Tumwater
  • 3rd – Cobra Racing – Driver Dan Sarfus – Albion

5-Liter

  • 1st – Agitator – Driver Wally Johnston – Helena, Mont.
  • 2nd – Indian Peaks Marina – Driver Jeff Bernard – Kent
  • 3rd – (no boat name) – Driver Kurt Myers – Wilson Creek

National Mod

  • Ran – Miss Diagnosed – Driver Bill Strain – Auburn

Vintage

  • Ran – Annabell S – Driver Les Deathcrage – Tacoma
  • Ran – Gang Green Returns – Driver Ed Kelson – Covington
  • Ran – Tiger Too – Driver Jill Glass – Vancouver, Wash.
  • Ran – Miss Vitamilk – Driver Doug Braw – Friday Harbor
  • Ran – Ragged Edge – Driver Travis Gillmor – Tacoma
  • Ran – Thunder Chicken III – Driver Gordon Cole – Seattle
  • Ran – JB & Water – Driver Steve Aird – Seattle

OPC

  • 1st – Driver William Hough – Renton
  • 2nd – Driver Derek Bollinger – Lake Stevens
  • 3rd – Driver Josh Trummel – Lake Stevens

J Hydro

  • 1st – Driver Trey Marquard – Puyallup
  • 2nd – Driver Josh Zahn – Issaquah
  • 3rd – Driver Esmee Brown – Portland, Ore.

J Runabout

  • 1st – Driver Trey Marquard – Puyallup
  • 2nd – Driver Ken Zahn – Issaquah
  • 3rd – Driver Josh Zahn – Issaquah

Ax Hydro

  • 1st – Driver Ryan Gowin – Kent
  • 2nd – Driver Ken Zahn – Issaquah
  • 3rd – Driver Kierra Marquand – Puyallup

Ax Runabout

  • 1st – Driver Ryan Gowin – Kent
  • 2nd – Driver Kierra Marquard – Puyallup
  • 3rd – Driver Preston Reitz – Pasco

(1) comment

AlexSGabor

Bill,
Could you hear it from your house at the other end of the lake? See Soap Opera @ Soap Lake on Youtube...I hope this will be the last year we have to listen to noisy speedboats.

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