Isleton Race (2011)

The folks from Isleton would like to know if we are planning on coming up. They would like to see at least 6 COR boats. They have tow money and prize money. Now comes the "touchy" part. I would like to ask them to share the money equally among all of the COR boats. First, second, third place trophies, but share the money! For many years I had the fastest 6 liter around. Kentucky Fried Chicken offered to sponsor me and I took the money, then spread it almost evenly with all of the racers. The reason, what good would it do me or KFC if I was the only boat on the water? Truth of the matter is, many of the slower boats needed the money more than I and that goes for all the classes. Forget the ego of taking home the money. We need to support each other and we need to "help" some of the guys to get to the races, this is how we do it. If any of you would like to comment on this please feel free. In the mean time, I am working with the race folks from Isleton and will keep you all informed.

Rod Zapt, COR Chairman

FYI (Isleton is in Sacramento County California)

3030's picture

Rod, I started a new thread for this race ( and we should that for all new races? I would love to race and would be happy to split any prize money. Open to the other guys suggestions. Also, what date is this event? That might be the bigger showstopper for me.

Capnzee88's picture

The race is October 1st and 2nd. Glad to hear you approve of the dollar split--It keeps the COR membership and competition on the "friendly" level we are looking for. Rod

45's picture

I agree, I would split any prize money with all drivers.

Tim

Capnzee88's picture

I talked to 234 today and he also agreed that a total split of all monies at Isleton would be agreeable to him so I guess at this point it is a go! I drove out to Apple Valley today and left my engine with Mickey and Vicki. Coming home it was into the sun all of the way and turned a 100 mile trip into 130 miles as I missed all of the turns from the 10 and ended up going north on the 101. Took me 3 hours! Kevin, I will put your graphics in the mail tomorrow, promise! Rod

Capnzee88's picture

I have assigned Kevin to the job of Points Master and he accepted. So, in accordance with the rules, he will be the keeper of the points. Now, do we want to collect 50 bucks a boat from the members to help Mike pay for the website? Maybe enough for a high points trophy at the end of the year. Do we want to start advertizing on this website to help defray costs to Mike and add to a end of the year party??? Rod

3030's picture

In the short few days we have been live, we have had 222 unique visitors, 336 totals visits, and our visitors have viewed 4,856 pages. Not a bad start in terms of getting the word out. If we can get some back links from other sites (at least the site we provided a link too) and you share share the site link with enthusiast, we can build interest. Guys on the east coast are now wondering if they can get something going. Regarding the money, I prepaid all hosting costs for 3-years and have taken care of all the domain registration, software and development cost. No need for payment from anybody as I am sure I will be asking for small favor or a part at a race one day.

Capnzee88's picture

Mike, You got it(help that is)--Incidehtally, one of the guys who has really helped both myself and #45 plus others is Apple Valley Marine . I was hoping we could sell some advertizing but I would like to give these guys a boost if you saw fit. As for others, I would suggest they "buy there way in" . Hill Marine has certainly "hurt" the COR program by taking our forum off BRF.com. Seems Ron is in a p---ing contest with APBA and may feel that I have taken the side of both Ross and APBA, his answer was to take his "ball" and go home. You have really saved us with your initiative, knowledge of the computer/web sites etc. I cannot thank you enough! With the equipment you are getting, I don't think you will have any problem running up front with the fastest! Good luck and thanks a million--If I can do anything for you, let me know. Rod

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We have the Bakersfield race, the Isleton race and the Parker 300 all coming at us. This may be too much for some of us and I think we need to haave little pow wow. I have promised the Isleton people for a long time that I felt we could bring a minimum of 6 boats. They are planning tow money plus prize money (last years amounted to around 250 per boat. I can't guarantee this years but would anticipate about the same, maybe a little more with the prize money. I am currently planning on Isleton and plan to add a few days to the travel time and make it a semi vacation. I know most of you are working guys and this could be difficult but I would urge you to give it some "heavy" thought, then please get back to me. Isleton would be an opportunity for the COR 2.0's to build some interest in Region 11 which would be real good! If you haven't been to a small town event where you are the only "show in town" you haven't been boat racing.
Rod

3030's picture

well after days and nights, the 2.0 powerhead is on the boat. i am still hoping it starts. wish us luck over the weekend it would be great to make all the races.

Capnzee88's picture

Those 2.0 power heads are bullet proof. Guaranteed it will start and will give you a fine ride. Maybe not as good as the 2.5 but plenty good for the fun you are going to have racing COR! Rod

I plan to make both Bakersfield and Isleton.

Capnzee88's picture

Good man Bill! I see another "pop-up" at Lake Irvine! I'm not certain I can afford all of these races and the Parker 300. I wonder how long we can sustain this "can you promise me six (6) boats" stuff. Times at the Z camp just aren't that strong $$$$! Mike, it is Monday, have you tested your new powerhead? Rod

DRC's picture

The 45 boat is in for both races . Dave

3030's picture

Powerhead is on but we are experiencing a few technical issues. Working out the bugs now. Anyone know when they are testing again Lake Irvine?

Capnzee88's picture

I may be wrong, but I believe it is every Thursday. 100 bucks to test. Al Stoker will know. 88

Propman's picture

It is a bigger problem for me from a time standpoint, since I have a wedding to attend the 16th of September in Colorado. So Colorado, Bakersfield, Isleton in as many weeks. Still think it will be worth it, as I'm seeing the group of COR racers not only grow, but come together.

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I have just made a rough telephone contact of most of the COR racers with regard to the upcoming Bakersfield race. The following racers are planning on going: Mike Q, Skip Euwing, Kevin Taylor, Dave/Tim Caranza,(on the fence) Bill James, Rod Zapf (on the fence), John Soares (not going), The next week-end is the Isleton race, tow money, prize money (COR members have agreed to split all monies evenly) It would appear at this time that all members (Skip Euwing-other plans) are planning on this trip. I have told them to expect 6 boats as was confirmed earlier, but I know things change--Please respond. Rod

Capnzee88's picture

All entries for the Bakersfield race can be found on SCSCboatracing.com web site. Entries must be in by Sept 21, sent to Jeannie Doidge.

Capnzee88's picture

The comments regarding the 3 heat races at Long Beach were all POSITIVE! I have taken the liberty of requesting 3 heat races on Sat. and Sun.; Ross has approved! On a further note, just received a call and my new grand daughter is arriving at our house on Sept. 23--this may alter my plans for racing that week-end. Rod

Ha! Ha! calling Mike a rookie [I know it was just his first race] is something else! It's been many years,but the fire still burns!!

3030's picture

that rookie is 75 years old!

Capnzee88's picture

The sanction has been sent in to APBA but has not come out on the internet. Bill Boyes has sent me the following information: entry fee if entry is received prior to the race is 50.00 per day! Tow money will be paid to all out of region boats making a legal start. Cash and/or trophies to 1st thru 5th place! To register on line:
Register online @ http://apba.boatracingr11.com/ On site registration at Joe's place on the outside patio (doesn't this sound like fun and the old times?) Accommodations: Delta Daze Inn (916) 777-7777 Self contained camping sites available in Isleton. Should we make this one our "National Championship" (bragging rights.) ? All of the COR competitors polled have agreed to split all monies distributed to the COR class at this race to try and ease the "pain" of the long tow to Isleton and to keep the race friendly and in the spirit of COR! Capnzee 88

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I will not be going to Bakersfield on Saturday but will try to make it on Sunday. Family comes first at my age. You guys have fun! Looks like you will have at least 4 boats on Saturday. Rod

3030's picture

http://www.deltaboatraces.com/ looks like a fantastic place for a boat race.

3030's picture

how did everybody do at isleton?

Propman's picture

Another good time in Isleton this weekend. Saturday was pretty much a bust, we waited all day to get on the water and finally Tim and I finally got on the water, but the ambulance was called away from the race site, so back on the trailer we went to wait for the ambulance to return, another couple of hours, only to get pulled off the ramp to allow the Sport C's and the 45's some racing before the day was out. The coasties who blocked normal river traffic had to go home so the race was over for the day. Sunday we launched once raced two back to back races, waited for a Sport C race (on the water) and did an additional two back to back races. So our complete race was over in the space of 30 minutes. It was great when the third race was over we all stopped, looked at each other "ready? OK? lets go--that was fun lets do it again! On the last heat Rod ran out of gas, got it started again, thought the race was over and cut back on the course to wave at the crowd, mean time Dave and I are drag racing for the checkered flag, I hesitated long enough and Dave and I had a photo finish. I thought we were dead even, but I won by about 7 inches. I finished the day winning 4 heats, Tim/Dave 2 seconds, 2 thirds, Rod ended up with the same score despite not finishing the last heat. So total scores for the weekend Kevin #234 1200 pts Team Caranza #45 600 points and Rod Z #88 600 points.

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The COR racing season is over and we can all tip our hats to Kevin Taylor, owner/driver of 234 and the COR high points championship. With regards to the High Points Award I was thinking of hosting a small party for the COR racers and a guest.for those members who participated in the chase for High Points. I am not certain when this would be feasible as we have the Parker 300 followed by Thanksgiving at Parker followed shortly thereafter with Chrismas, then New Years. Yes it is a busy time! Once again, congratulations to all of the COR racers who have really brought this class together. I can't recall another time when the spectators and racers alike were cheering and calling out for the COR boats at a race. Seems it only takes 3 boats to put on a show when all are "in tune". Great job guys. Rod