Though he’s officially out of regular top-speed shootout competition this year, Kenny Mungle will run his Gone Again Skater 388 catamaran in the upcoming Texas Outlaw Challenge Shootout in Seabrook. The Super Boat International Superboat-class 38-footer, which formally was owned and campaigned by the STIHL offshore racing team, is powered by twin 750-hp Frank McComas-built engines.
Off the shootout circuit for the most part this season, Kenny Mungle plans to run his Gone Again Skater 388 cat in the upcoming Texas-based competition. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“It’s way underpowered and way underpropped to put up any kind of big number, but we’re just going to go down there to have fun and shake the dirt off the old boat,” said Mungle. “I haven’t done much with it since we ran in Key West last year.”
Mungle said he’s not sure who will join him in the cockpit as his longtime teammate Michael Lee Lockwood has another commitment for the June 21-25 event. Earlier this year, the organizers announced they were moving the shootout course from Galveston Bay to Clear Lake, a change applauded by competitors.
“My 14-year-old grandson, David, will join me for the poker run,” he said. “But I’m not sure who I’ll do the shootout with.”
The Skater 388 is still for sale, said Mungle. “She’s turnkey and ready to go,” he said. “But in the interim, we’re going to have a little fun and stir things up.”