Havasu 2012

The Havasu race is now been added to the schedule for this coming EASTER WEEK-END. This is the big week-end for the Grand Prix Hydros and the COR class has been invited. There is a $50.00 week-end entry fee and 3 heats of racing per day on a one mile course. Post all Havasu related comments on this thread.

STV_Keith's picture

Gonna be a blast! GP hydros are awesome too!

Keith-

45's picture

Does anyone know if there's RV accsess in the Pit area?

Propman's picture

Emilio and I will be there, I assume Dave and Tim C are comming. Are you going to make it Mike?

45's picture

Talked to Greg the other day and he's going up Friday. Any word from Johnny Soares?

007STV's picture

At this point it does not appear that I will be able to make the event.

Capnzee88's picture

Johnny Soares reported in and he will be there!

flying finn's picture

I am going #128. l Leaving Friday at the crack of dawn. Staying at the Nautical Inn. Where do we launch?

franky's picture

You guys will be in some great company!! If anyone needs someone to buy them a drink, let me know. If you need a place to work on your boat let me know. Bring your camera, the shot of your boat at the Nautical ramp while they are craning in GP Hydro's will be priceless!! So your running the same 1 mile coarse through Thompson Bay?

Capnzee88's picture

COR's will be running the same 1 mile course as the Hydros's so I would expect a BIGGG oval course--just a guess. This is SHOW TIME for the COR boats, You wanna make the "big" screen, put on a race. Parade time is on the trailer, Show time is on the water. The East Coast Clubs, the Mid West Clubs, North West and Canada are tuned into our You-tube videos, once again thanks to Keith and the great job he does with his camera and comments. Rod

45's picture

No Fireman Bill?

Just bought a new (old) house that needs everything and still have my boat in peices. Wish I could be there as Havasu still owes me a last lap. Too bad I'm not ready.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

I'll be down and intro myself

DRC's picture

The 45 boats its way to havasu see ya there

Capnzee88's picture

HAVASU A SUCCESS FOR THE COR BOATS. Although only 4 COR's showed up, it is my understanding that they did a great job of racing. Of the four boats , Emilio, Kevin and Dave all made it to the podium. These boats are so evenly matched. Emilio's 05 boat drew a lot of attention and quite a following as he held unto his lead to the very end of the 3rd heat. Once again, Kevin "picked 'm off" in the first heat. Tim Carranza's #45 boat showed new life in the 2nd and 3rd heats for their first wins after a a year of struggling. Greg Ronkainen has put his #128 in contention but had mechanical problems. Today, they go at it again--Good luck guys and safe racing. Rod

STV_Keith's picture

Heat 1: http://youtu.be/6bn1uhpLSwA

Heat 2: http://youtu.be/WjC28cI2GCE

Heat 3: http://youtu.be/F0yZed7Wnpo

Great racing yesterday! Can't wait for today!

Keith-

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Enjoyed the show from our pontoon on Saturday. What type of hull is the all red boat? When it was heading towards us it resembles something out of a batman movie, very cool looking.

STV_Keith's picture

Emelios' boat is a Starcraft. I'm sure he can elaborate on it a bit more for you.

Keith-

STV_Keith's picture

A great weekend of racing! Great to know Dave C. is ok after his swim on Sunday in Heat #5. We were really treated great by the organizer as well...they loved us! Some great racing and those GP's were awesome. If those thing run and don't kill each other, they are sick!

Videos from Sunday:

Heat 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1fEp-niW9A

Heat 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51uKt7A9Qwc

Heat 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-m3c2QnqyQ

Keith-

STV_Keith's picture

great job,Keith,thanks for sharing!! no Mike,Alan,Ben???

Propman's picture

This was some of the best racing I have seen in the COR class, we had a start with no more than a second or two between first and last place with four boats. Emilio blasted past Tim and me at the start of the third heat and held Tim and me at bay till the end, one of the very best races we've had. Tim and Dave found the right engine for that boat and they both "drove the wheels off it." Probably the best moment was Saturday night, Tim managed to lead the race and the Family was lined up around the boat for a picture session with Dave and Tim at the center grinning from ear to ear, it was priceless, knowing how hard it was to get to that point.
The course was deceiving from the shore, boat wakes left the exit of turn one rougher than I have ever seen in a boat race, much of the back straight was really unpredictable and I cannot recall a single heat without some kind of "flying maneuver" on the back. I remember having this thought "it might be better to finish in second then to flip in first." It was mostly a fleeting thought though until Sunday. Seeing Dave in the water was something I couldn't beleive at first, then I thought well It could have been any one of us. Thank God Dave emerged with minor injuries. Perhaps Tim set the bar pretty high on Saturday, but I was thinking that both Tim and Dave were feeling "bulletproof" on Saturday night. I'm taking this as "little wake up call" and I promised myself to listen to that little voice to finish, even if it's in last place. To do whatever is necessary to finish safely and not hurt myself or anyone else on the race course. Perhaps a good promise for every racer to make to himself.

flying finn's picture

The weekend was awesome. As usually, I had my Rookie problems Saturday but got to run two races and check out props. Sunday I started to get the hang of it race #4. Race # 5 had Dave going for a swim on a nice hot day. But I agree with Kevin, it was a wake up call. Shit can happen. A blow over is not the only thing that can happen. Glad you are OK Dave. Finally, Race #6 I changed props, fixed my steering wheel with 10 minutes to spare and went out on the coarse. Got a good start and started chasing the leaders. After 1st place boat missing a turn bouy and working hard to hold the inside position and holding off Emilio, I ended up 2nd!!!! I made it out of the cellar finally. Hats off to you Tim & Dave for your first place and know how much it took for you to get there. I think we all impressed alot of people with our COR group and our tight racing. I agree that Dutch really cared about our group and we all felt very welcome. Red flags, black flags, flares, disqualifications, penalities, accident, too many laps: you name it, we had it. That's what racing is all about boys.
Thanks, Greg The Flying Finn

STV_Keith's picture

For your viewing pleasure, and a big thanks to Emelio Mijares and Kevin Taylor for the ride-around...here is the helmet and deck cam videos from the boats!

Emelio helmet cam heat #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1IiZhOu8OM

Emelio helmet cam heat #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utDg__RtoZI

Emelio helmet cam heat #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZhYjcM3EY

Emelio helmet cam heat #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfyTdTwrw-A

Emelio helmet cam heat #6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqftu6xptNw

Kevin deck cam heat #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqEkdgCOaTo

Kevin deck cam heat #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZplzp165IQ

Kevin deck cam (Tim Carmack driving) heat #6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4-Sb5VLrE4

Keith-

Glad your OK, at least the waters a little warmer than it is in November.

STV_Keith's picture

COR steals the show and makes the newspaper for the picture about the Havasu World Cup!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/524717_101508001422...

Keith-