An odd year could be the ticket for one of the most seasoned, successful and hard-charging teams in offshore powerboat racing’s premiere class. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Jay Muller and Billy Mauff, the cockpit duo in the WHM Motorsports team’s 40-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran, have a very simple plan for the annual three-race Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., which begin early next month. They want to send a strong message from the start. They want to be the team to chase.
“I like to go out and win the first race of the week,” said Muller, who throttles the boat with Mauff handling the driving duties. “That sets the tone for the rest of the week.
“Last year on the first day, we led Performance Boat Center during the whole race until we ended up getting a little air and they snuck under us,” he continued.