The American Power Boat Association finished reviewing and approving the paperwork yesterday from the Special Event Outerlimits kilo runs in late April, and the records are officially in the books. (For more information, see the Related Stories below.) That’s the word from Mark Wheeler, the president of the Eastpointe, Mich.-based organization. To that end, the APBA posted the following press release to its website this morning
“Two APBA Special Events Straightaway Speed records were established in Washington, N.C. on April 29, 2014. Both records were set using Outerlimits boats powered by Mercury engines and Mercury stern drives.
“In the SV Single, Brian Forehand drove Michael Janssen’s Outerlimits SV-29 to an average speed of 100.836. In Unlimited Vee Bottom, Forehand drove Joe Sgro’s Outerlimits to an average speed of 180.464. Average speeds are established running in both directions over a one (1) kilometer surveyed course.
“Congratulations to Forehand, Janseen, Sgro, Outlimits, and Mercury Marine.”
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(Photo courtesy/copyright David Clark)