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Tue, 06/19/2012 - 20:45
Mary and I drove to Isleton today, to test a boat! Frank B. made all of the arrangements with "Ron" who owns the boat ramp at Isleton. A friend of Frank's, "Rex" met us at the ramp and helped us launch and recover. Isleton was having their annual Crawdaddy festival. What a ball we had. Every bit as good as the boat races last October. Ron invited us up for beer (he has quit dreinking since last we met) and crawdaddies. More that I could chew but everybody else loved them. The town is looking forward to the COR boats coming up first week-end in October. I assured all of them that I would do my best to get a few more boats this year than last. To date, we have 2 boats signed up, #45 and #88. I would sure like to get some commitments so that we can plan the event, the drive up to Isleton, camping along the way, some bench racing etc. Trust me, this race is one we don't want to miss. Look for very low entry fees, to make up for the long drive and the most gracious spectators you will ever meet at a boat race. Rod (COR Chairman)
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 22:46
Race is Oct. 6th - 7th on the Sacramento River in Isleton, C.A. The number 30 or the new 30 is in!
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 11:14
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 11:23
As I said on another post, It looks like there will be at LEAST 5 boats going to Isleton!.
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 09:41
We are a few weeks out, who's on the list to make the trip as of now?
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 14:30
APBA Race Circular
Regatta:Delta Thunder IV
Event Date: 10/6/2012 – 10/7/2012
Conducting Club:DELTA BOAT RACING ASSOC. #432Test Date: Region: 11 Sanction ID: 12106 Approved Place:Isleton, CA Sacramento RiverReceived Date:8/22/2012 Approved Date:9/18/2012
Directions:From South: Interstate 5 N to CA Hwy 12 W to CA Hwy 160 E to Isleton;
From North: Interstate 5 to CA Hwy 12 W to CA Hwy 160 E to Isleton;
From West: Interstate 80 E to CA Hwy 4 E to CA Hwy
160 E to Isleton
Accommodations:Rogelio's, 34 Main Street, Isleton CA (916)777-5878; Vieira's Resort, 15476 Highway 160, Isleton CA (916) 777-6661; self-contained and dry camping in Water Tower parking lot.
Course:Approximately 1 mile circular course; 5 laps each heat for OPC, COR and Inboard; 3 laps each heat for hydros. Not approved for Records.
Start Type:Flag for Cracker Box; Clock for all others
Safety / Rescue:Region 11 Rescue Team
Classes:N.A. Championships: Cracker Box and Sport C
: Regional Championship for SST45 Class
: Special Event: COR Boats Saturday, October 6, 201200800 VINTAGE01000 INBOARD01210 CRACKER BOX06240 CSH06330 45SS07310 SST 4507350 SPORT C10000 SUPERLIGHT TUNNELS Sunday, October 7, 201200800 VINTAGE01000 INBOARD01210 CRACKER BOX06240 CSH06330 45SS07310 SST 4507350 SPORT C10000 SUPERLIGHT TUNNELS
Prizes:To be determined and announced. Awards to be presented at Post Race Reception @ Peter's Steak House, one hour after last boat is retrieved from race waters
Registration:Pre-registration on-line: boatracingr11.com; on-site - Friday evening 6 - 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:30 -9 a.m. All on-site registration will be at Peter's Steak House, Isleton
Driver Meeting:Both Saturday and Sunday @ 9 a.m. upstairs at Peter's Steak House
Entry Fees:1st entry: $52; second entry: $37; each additional entry: $27; Inboard - additional $20 per weekend for Inboard Administrative Fund; Capsule Boats - Additional $5 fee per entry for Diver Fees. Vintage static only $25, fly-by's pay above fees.
Send Entries To:Sue Walde, Secretary
Delta Boat Racing Association
Discovery Bay CA 94505
Officials:Race Director (70538) TONY LOMBARDO, 1660 STANFORD ST, CONCORD, CA
Referee (11918) GLORIA CRIM, 2587 SIMAS AVE, PINOLE, CA
Assistant Referee (6026) FRANK L BANDUCCI, 2587 SIMAS AVE, PINOLE, CA
Inspector (532) STEPHEN B WILDE, 341 STRAND AVE, PLEASANT HILL, CA
Inspector (2667) DAN SCHWARTZ, 572 BANCROFT AVE, SAN LEANDRO, CA
Inspector (4547) JULIAN RUCKI, 1200 LAKEWOOD AVE APT 20, MODESTO, CA
Scorer (51844) STEPHANIE HOLEWINSKE, 526 LANCASTER LN, BAY POINT, CA
Risk Manager (52926) RICK CIANDRO, 9753 STATE HWY 281 PMB 5037, KELSEYVILLE, CA
Risk Manager (70760) ROBERT BURRELL, 3384 PARIS WAY, YUBA CITY, CA
Notes:Vintage Rep: Frank Banducci
Vintage/Historic - Fly By's
This is a WFLS - Ross Wallach event
All launching and retrieving of boats will be limited to "Restricted Area" ONLY; closed-toed shoes are mandatory in this same area and admission will granted solely to those wearing wrist bands.
All City of Isleton Codes and APBA rules will be strictly enforced!
This Regatta is sanctioned through APBA
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 08:45
There are some confusing items on the sanction for Isleton. The entry fee is 53 bucks per day. The COR boats will run on Sat. and Sunday. Time permitting they will run the COR boats 3 heats each day. It appears at this time that the following boats will race at Isleton#30, #45, #234, #386, #711, #128 plus Frank Branducci (if he can get it started.) I have more quetions of the race committee--waiting for answers. If you are one of the boats listed and you donot intend to run, please respond accordingly. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 09:11
Thanks for clarifying things
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:28
Gloria Crim (race chairman Isleton) has sent me a note suggesting that they are working on gas money. Remember, this is a small town, a small club, low entry fees. They have big smiles, big hopes and I hope they have lotsa entries. I have sent additional notes to those of you who have indicated you were going. It is a long trip, if you can, make a mini vacation of it. Camping for motor homes will be cheap as in (0) . (No hook-ups.) There is a neat little restaurant for breakfast right across the street. There are several good restaurants within a block of where the motor homes will be parked and lots of bars with really apreciative town folks. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman.
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:05
I made some calls yesterday, hotels in the town are sold out. So we will be staying nearby in Lodi, about 20 minutes away which has all of the major name brand hotel chains. The motorhome would be a great way to go but I cant figure out how I would launch the boat all weekend without my truck, and driving two vehicles all the way up there just doesnt make sense cost wise when the hotels are so cheap.
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:17
They will launch with a tractor. we can get your boat over to them no problem if you bring your RV.
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:14
Wow, thats awesome, we will camp on site then.
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:40
Walt, don't worry about towing your boat around once you get it to Isleton. Gloria Crim or Frank Branducci will ake care of any problems you might have NOT TO WORRY! Take that new motorhome of yours and enjoy the week-end at the race site--trust me, you'll have more fun! Rod
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 09:59
My son and I will be there! I thought there would be a slight chance to have the Sleek done in time, but after talking to Rod this morning and coming on here, I realize I had my dates confused! I had it in my head the race was at the end of OCT. and I'd have a few weeks to get ready.....but it's the first weekend of Oct. and the Sleek won't be here until after that, which is better, I can take my time to set it up right vs. rushed! Please let me know if there is anything I can help with like, TOW-VEHICLE, tools, shop...anything! Cody and I are looking forward to great weekend, and great Race!
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:05
Our 10,000 sqft Company shop is only 30min. away from the race! We have a small Machine shop, and Fab shop, and more equipment than you can shake a stick at... and it's at the disposal of all COR members for the weekend!
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:27
Luke you can drive the Hallet in a first rookie race even know it may not be legal. Gives you a chance to drive around the course and be part of the action. I did this last year at my first COR race with a 2.5 Liter and it was a bunch of fun. Also, Ron sold my steering but let me know if you need any other parts, I will bring them if I have them.
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:04
Do you still need that 2.4?
Fri, 09/21/2012 - 07:31
Oh yeah, I didn't even think about that.... For sure, if you could bring it to Isleton, that would be SWEET!
Thanks Walt! -Luke
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:17
anyone going to be in Havasu before the race? I would like to get a prop to #45 that works bitchen on the Sleek and some parts to Tom Moore. Thanks
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 15:32
Franky, I will be out there next weekend to pick up my boat. Rick knows how to get in my house if you want to drop anything off for me to bring to Isleton.
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:00
If you are driving a motorhome to Isleton and can make it well past Bakersfield in one try, stop at the Harris Ranch Resort. Great parking spaces for motorhomes, no hook-ups but a good and safe place to overnight. A great restaurant and fueling next door. The Ranch welcomes motorhomes and has lots of room to park. Just an easy ride about 4 hours into Isleton the next morning. Rod
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:59
Emilio and I will be there, just my boat though, Emilio has transportation issues, We should get there late Friday afternoon, barring difficulity.
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:43
Me. Brought the boat home from Havasu last night. Leaving orange county around 5 am Friday.
We are not taking the motorhome, would have been fun, but too far to drive going slow. Staying at a hotel in Lodi.
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 15:10
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:31
place looks nice. Beer menu looks damn good.
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:05
We'll be leaving Friday morning.
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:37
The new 30 boat is up and running. Headed to Isleton Friday afternoon.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:28
Sweet! New boat looks great! Is that Wakker's old boat? The young guy who has a house in the Parker Keys?
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 09:06
Looks good Mike.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:11
Are any of you fine gentlemen going to be get'n together on Friday night.....maybe even partaking of the grape?
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:01
Wheat and Barley for us. Leaving the grape at home. Give us a call when you down that way.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 14:02
Lodi beer company looks cool, thats where I will be. Staying at a hotel in Lodi. Registration is at a steak house in Isleton Friday night, may eat there.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:42
Wish I could Go, But the budget I have has to go towards a powerhead for Parker. The fact that I do not have any motors that run at this time sucks. If someone wanted to race my sleek your welcome to come get it. Have Fun And Put on A Good Show for the fans up there.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:14
Thanks for the positive comments guys. Boat is from a NoCal guy who bought it from a guy who worked at Essex Boats in Riverside, CA I believe. Lots of work and still many issues to work out but getting closer. JSR you can run my SST-120 powerhead for Isleton... just promised not to kick my ass.
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:05
I bought that boat from Joe Abellera 4-5 years or so ago and had it for a while, sold it to a guy in CA. It was a very CLEAN nice runner
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 20:59
My wife and I got to our hotel in Lodi about 2, its about a 20 minute drive to Isleton, so we went down to check it out and get the lay of the land before race day. Damn, what a sad town, its practically closed, the race and the crawdad festival are about the only thing keeping the place alive. Met some region 11 guys and they showed us around, where to park, how the launching will be done, etc. They have a fleet of donated tractors that will come to the pits and grab all of the boats for the next race. The pits are about about a 1/4 mile and across the street from the river and launch area. A resident with a bad ass waterfront house and private launch ramp is letting the club use his ramp all day and set up the food and beer garden on his front lawn on the river. Should be a good time, tomorrow when all of the boats show up its going to be a zoo. I think the town has 700 residents, its one of those lost in time kind of places.
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 06:27
Walt, your first impression of Isleton is a difficult one to overcome. Let me be the one to tell you that first impressions often lie! The people of Isleton are the "heart" of the race. You are the "SHOW". Don't let these people down! Racing in and around L.A. is a whole different ball game--nobody really cares, they can watch Base ball, football, basket ball, go swimming, skiing, big time car racing, often all in the same day if they want to "work at it". Nearly 100 per cent of these people could care less about you and your little race boat. At Isleton, you are the STAR of the SHOW. You may never get the chance to be a star again if you leave town with your first impression in hand. You can't buy race venues like Isleton so relax, enjoy the small town and it's people, have fun racing and go home with a whole new perspective on life in California. Rod Zapf, (a small town kid from Iowa)
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 21:28
Best wishes in your first run Walt! I'll be thinking about your guys from my office.
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 19:31
The forty five boat driven by Tim Caranza won at Isleton. Walt Hollis finished a close second and the234 boat suffered a mechanical break down for a dismal third place finish. More news on the Isleton race after tomorrows race.
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 21:54
The 45 fan club must have been going crazy in the stands! Best wishes to all boats on Sunday. I'm sure the 711 and 234 will be gunning for the 45.
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 12:00
C'mon Dave and Tim, your 45 Fan Club is pulling for you, but don't forget to have a little fun. Show Walt why he picked the right group to "run" with, Wish we had a few more boats to run with you and a few more like you who are willing to "RUN FOR THE SPECTATORS"! WAIT'N TO HEAR FROM YOU! ROD
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 09:20
The Race was AWESOME this weekend! The Moore family had a really good time, and met some really good people! The food was great, and the folks of Isleton were good to us.... It doen't get any better than that! Tim, Dave, and walt, thanks for everything and leting me and the boy crawl all over your boats and take pictures...means alot fellas! Kevin and Emilio, it was nice meet'n you too, and maybe we'll see all of you guys in Parker...
I have pictures and videos I'll be putting together and getting out to you guys, maybe Mike could put some of the pictures up on the COR website.... Least he could do, for being a big SQUID and not showing up this weekend! ...maybe it was out of fear for being SPANKED!
Again, I had an AWESOME time, and can't wait to get out on that water with you guys.... My hat is off to the fine folks of COR!
PS. Tim, Dave, and Walt.... If you do not want the pictures of the set-up on your boats making it on the internet, please deposit a "Healthy" sum into my off-shore Swiss account by the close of the following business day!
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 08:28
Walt... Your Wife is a very cool Lady! Make sure you thank her for us for all the snacks! She was the perfect person to have at the races for all us fat kids!!!! Pam really liked her and hopes to see her again soon at the next one! ...Maybe Parker?
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:25
Was a very cool weekend. Isleton started to grow on me, especially when a lady holding a little girl about 3 years old, walked up to me and the little girl said "I like your boat, good luck" and she high fived me. Felt like a rock star for a brief second. Good stuff. Not sure if I had more fun racing or laughing my ass off over numerous beers with the COR folks, all a great bunch of people. Luke, your wife is a class act as well, you and me definitely married up.
Frank is an amazing guy, 82 years old, and still out there tearing it up, I admire the way he is living his wife. He was truly appreciative of our making the trip and went out of his way to make us all feel at home.
I learned alot this weekend and definately got faster on Sunday compared to Saturday. I thought all of my morning Havasu test sessions had me ready to race. Not even close. The only way to practice racing is to race.
Email or post the pics, fine with me, cant wait to check them out.
Hope you can make it down for the 300 or the next COR race on Turkey day.
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:47
I thought I would write a little race recap for those of you who couldn't make it. Conditions on Saturday were rough and windy, leaving the back straight-a-way just under white cap size. The turn at the west end proved challenging, especially to Walt, who had some speed on Tim, but lost his advantage in every corner. Emilio said that just about every west corner Walt came close to hitting the dock at the launch ramp. In the first heat I managed a first place, Tim took second, a frustrated Walt, third. In the second heat I pushed a spark plug out of the number 1 cylinder before the race started and managed a distant third on 5 of 6 cylinders. Tim held off Walt in the second and third heats to win the day. I watched the third heat from the trailer.
Sunday showed up with a slight breeze and conditions improved, I took an early lead and backed down on lap three for some racing action, but Walt and Tim were battling it out, so I pulled away until the last straight to the finish and was looking for a drag race to the flag. Well, I blew it, Walt came on hard and beat me to the finish line for a first place by about a bow length. Walt first, me second, Tim third. With conditions more suitable and the opening day jitters out of the way, Walt was able to take advantage of the speed of the GMT and despite some continuing problems in the corners was able to hold off Tim. In the remaining two heats I managed a couple of firsts, with Walt holding off, a hard charging, Tim on the straights, but giving up ground in the corners. Walt, two second place finishes, Tim third in both remaining heats.
Walt and I tied for first with 1200 pts, with Tim in third place with 900 pts.
Everyone had a good time, and when the COR group got together on Saturday night at Peter's Steak House it was off the hook. If there was an award for the loudest table, that was laughing way to hard, we would have won going away. Isleton is a long drive, but once again, it was worth making it. To those who didn't, you missed a great time!
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:09
Not if....but when, Walt gets those turns down...The next sound you'll hear will be HIS exhaust as he's SPANKING THAT ASS! That boy was COOK'N off those corners!! You Boys that are running up around the front of the pack better start getting nervous.... Walt is coming...and coming HARD! Don't take my word for it, I wasn't the only fella standing on that dock that saw it!
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:45
Congratulations to Kevin for retaining the championship. Although he had his share of problems in 2012, he was the most prepared and attended.
The GMT was always fast and now it has Walt (a competitive driver as we saw that when Skip put his foot in it). 2.0 Liters coming out of Havasu and Stanton seem to run well...
but don't count out the rest of the SoCal drivers or the 05. I know the 88, 30, 386, 128, and 05 are brewing-up a world of hurt for u'all.
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 22:10
Sounds like you guys had a great time. Walt, welcome to the club. Hope we can all be up and running at Parker in November. Who all is going to the Parker 300? There will be a party Saturday night and the COR guys are included like last year. At this time, I will be there, probably in a support position.
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 08:06
I will be at the 300, not going to drive it this year, going to focus on getting things dialed in for Turkey day. I will be manning the cooler for the 300.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 16:03
Really Walt? That's where you will learn how to drive that boat. All day in race water.