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GLOC Performance Boat Challenge Sold

Heading into its fourth year in 2018, the GLOC Performance Boat Challenge in Oklahoma is under new ownership. The news was announced in a press release today from Ken Little, who owned the event with his wife, Linda and sold it to GLOC Performance Boat Challenge executive committee member Brock Sutherland. Details of the transaction were not provided in the release.


The GLOC Performance Boat Challenge is heading into 2018 with a new owner. Photo courtesy/copyright Clint Schaffnit.

“Brock is extremely knowledgeable on the race procedures, vessels, safety and already has firsthand experience working in the GLOC organization and has served on the executive committee since the inception of our event,” Little said in the release. “We know with Brock at the helm GLOC will be run in the same professional organized manner that has been displayed for the last three years. We all realize GLOC has contributed to the Grand Lake Community in a big way and will continue to be the safest and most organized event possible.”

The GLOC Performance Boat Challenge has provided a top-speed showcase for high-performance powerboat builders, particularly DCB Performance Boats and Mystic Powerboats. Dates for the 2018 event will announced in the near future, according to the release.

“Linda and I want to thank all of our sponsors, GRDA, city of Grove, executive committee members, volunteers, vendors, spectators and participants that have supported us for the past three years,” said Little.

Editor’s Note: Mr. Sutherland could not be reached for comment when this story went live. Look for a follow-up piece on speedothewater.com next week. 

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