Contact Us

How do I get involved?
The Classic Outboard Runabout (COR 2.0 and COR 100) classes compete under the Special Events catagory of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) and are managed as such with the assistance of the COR Chairman and other Directors.

Please feel free to contact us:

Mike: COR Chairman - info@corboatracing.com

Kevin T: New Driver Mentor - kevin@randrpropshop.com

Emelio M: Safety Leader - emijares@harrahs.com

Anna T: Secretary

Rod Z: Class Founder - rodneyzapf@gmail.com

Who promotes the races?
For APBA Region 11 races in the Northern California area contact Bill Boyes at 925-785-5859.

For APBA Region 12 races in the Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona area contact Ross Wallach at 310-318-4012 and Scott Schatz 951-403-7775.

How can I contact a driver or get information on the upcoming events?
You can join the conversation and gain additional information on our forums at: http://corboatracing.com/?q=forum

How do I register for the COR site?
Please contact us directly at info@corboatracing.com with your preferred user name and we will activate your account. Racers, river races, and fans are welcomed on the COR site.

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I would like to make it over to Ming on Sat. but I cant stay all day do to a birthday party I have to go to . Does anyone have an approximate time the CORs will be running? I would love to stay and watch the whole thing but cant.
Thanks.
Jack [ hydroc888]

Our boat is no longer up for sale. Could the web-master please remove it from the classified section. Thank you, Thomas

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All set. Regards.

Mike,

I sent a request to change my user name and password to: info@corboatracing.com As of present, it has not been changed. Did I send it to the right source? If you can do it, please do or get hold of the person that can. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Thomas

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Mike, give me a call regarding financing for the year. and by the way, would you have a 30 inch bow lift prop you would sell or trade for a beautiful 26. I am hitting the limit (6100) on my opti 225. Rod

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Greg Ronkainen tells me to expect 6 or 7 COR boats at the upcoming Long Beach race. This will be one of Ross' first non-APBA races. I hope every one who can will support this race. The "88" boat will be running with in the COR field as a "SPORTSMAN". If there are any other boats out there that would like to compete as a Sportsman, give me a call. If you are OMC/yamaha or otherwise powered, give me a call. If you meet the safety requirements I believe I can "work you in" as a Sportsman. Don't miss the opportunity to race in the stadium before thousands of spectators. This is a non-APBA race. There is no annual APBA fee required to race. Rod (310) 488-3563

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There will be a good bbq and toasting of pointy boats.

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Bring plenty of gas, looks like the pointy boats will get lots of time on the water. Refreshing! and a renewal of lots of past friendships. The "88" Sportsman ran a very nice 5500 rrr's today, should be ready to go on Saturday. Spend less have fun...Let the big boyz go and race with the pack.learn by running in the ruff, if you like it, bring your $$$$'s, step up and give the leaders a go! We actually have race boats you can borrow, call our leader Greg Ronkainen for more information and join the "rush". Stop by the 88 boat at Long Beach next week-end, find out what this new "movement" is all about! Want a picture of your kid, or yourself in a race boat, YOU GOT IT! Rod

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It looks like it is all coming together. Friday afternoon and the beach at the stadium is already full as spectators and vendors have staked out their spots. I talked to Bob Leach who has a beautiful vintage hydro that will be part of the opening ceremony. The pits are already teaming with excitement and the word is, over 70 boats pre-registered with more to come tomorrow. The Mod- VP (COR) has a nice field of 7 boats, all classic pointy noses. The format presented should give us 3 heats of 5 laps each. Should be lots of fun! Rod

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Ross did a great job of putting together a very complicated race day, Both sides of the stadium were filled, the pits seemed to work flawlessly and the Mod VP boats were on deck and ran fast, safe races that were very competitive. The lone Sportsman did as expected. It ran every heat, ate up very little fuel and finished last in every heat. Can't blame the engine entirely as my driving was not up to par while the others did a masterful job, starting, through the turns and staging on a very narrow course. Thee is some growing interest in the Sportsman boats as the price seems very attractive. I was never lapped and did manage to be on the same lap but at opposite ends of the course==but that is to be expected. Emilio brought a racing friend from Mexico who did a fine job of showing many of us around the course. Rod

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Another day of exciting, safe day of racing for the Mod VP (2.0) boats with the 234 boat being the eventual first place winner after 6 heats of racing. Great driving by Rick and great preparation by Kevin! The 88 Sportsman didn't win anything, the "claimer" engine just couldn't keep up but it was a lot closer at the end of the day than it was Saturday morning. On the other hand, I scored a "first" in the Sportsman class (chuckle). Bill James was back, driving Greg Ronkainen's number 2 boat and made it look like maybe it should be the number 1 boat. Emilio's friend from Mexico did a great job of driving and posted several top finishes. I apologise for not being more precise on the results but I'm not a scorer just trying my best to keep this web-site alive and promote some interest in the affordable Sportsman and Mod VP 2.0 Class Rod

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Another great race weekend in Long Beach with a great boat and fan turnout. With some very competitive heats, I think our two Class put on a pretty good show for the fans. Many thanks to family and friends who helped make this weekend possible.

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There was some very competitive racing at Long Beach. It would be nice to have some of the pictures of the race posted (or did I miss them?) It would also seem more appropriate to feature the classic "pointy nose" boats as an "opener" to the web site since the more modern Pickle fork boats are no longer running. JMT's

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Any word on a Parker Enduro this year??

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The word is: there will be a Parker Enduro, courtesy of River Dave. I'm certain that with all of the "fan-fair" it will be a huge success. Can't wait for the official word to get out! Go to River Dave's web site, click on Parker Enduro 336 and get the latest poop, oops, thats for 2015. but if you get your $400 dollar entry fee in before, you will not be penalyzed! Rod

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Rumor is that Ross has taken over this year's Enduro.
Got any info Greg.

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The race is a go for October 28/29. Ross has taken it over at the last minute and will run similar rules as the 2012 race. 3 mile course, 300 miles, old COR/classic mod vp class. He is working on the rules and is not having any quantifying times or brackets at this time. More to come. Go to River Daves Place/ forums/ racing for further internet chatter.

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If it were not for Ross there would be no boat racing in Southern California. Support him! Good luck to all of the competitors this week-end, I understand there are nearly 40 entries.

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I watched the start and first few minutes of the race. Appeared to be a nice clean start with the Nordic leading the first lap. The Mod VP's seemed to be doing real well as they started well back in the start line-up but seemed to move up quite rapidly in the early laps. Had to leave and just wondering how the results turned out. Any news? Wish I could have been there--maybe next year. Rod

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The Nordic team won once again as they probably should, they come to win! The race was completed with no major accidents or for that matter incidents. The GN's had a sizable entry list and many of them ran to the finish. The Mod-VP COR boats showed they could make the top 10. All in all, the race was a success and reports are that most of the competitors were happy with the outcome. Congratulations to all! $$$$?

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The 343 was leading the Div2 group until our 2nd pit stop went 19mins and then a broken mid-section finally knock Bill and I out. We broke right before finishing lap 36 and finished in 3rd in our class.

Nice start Kevin?

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The start looked good on the internet, everything may not have happened as it appeared from the camera's viewpoint?

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We had a terrible race. The MOD-VP crew placed 10th(kevin), 12th(Bandy) and 14th(Greg) overall. All the boats started at once, with divison one and two starting at the end of the line. At the drivers meeting, we were told we could use the entire river at the start to approximately Badnockes? where two orange buoys "WITH A YELLOW" buoy indicated where we were to proceed over the right side of the coarse. The rear divison 2 boats and the division1 boats headed and missed the turn buoys and cheated the start. One was kevin and the other was maybe a d1 boat. There was a picture that had a negative comment about this on River Dave's site. That picture was at the start coming around the first turn which was way before the merge point.

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RACE RESULTS OFFICIAL!, as they should be and have been for so many years in the past! great race guys. May the 2.0 Mod VP class grow in coming years! Seems like we got the rules right. Lets keep'm right and make room for newbies. The Sporstman ain't dead, just needs promoting from within! Help build the class! Greg, thanks for running in the Sportsman class with your Sleek entry.(Cheater engine, called out by a non entity in the race?") That is what is great about the Sportsman Class, there are no cheater engines, if you think a particular Sportsman power head is illegal, then claim it within the Sportsman rules. Rod

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Field of 4 listed for the upcoming Parker Race. #88 is atApple Valley and was a scheduled "GO" until personal issues intervened. Mickey has been cleared to drive the "88" which would take the field to five but now Vicky, his wife, may have a "date" with the doctor. Tough getting old, where is the new blood--where is the interest? Wasn't long ago we had 15 boats. Rod

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Once again with 4 "steady" drivers and good safe boats, the race was run with no spin outs, no accidents and to make it simple, a good safe and competitive race. More proof that the APBA rules placed on the now gone COR class were simply rediculous rules by folks who had never driven a COR class boat. The loser--APBA ! The current rules by the racers themselves and enforced by Ross seem to be proving them self to be viable, logical and safe! Stick with it troops, no one can argue with success. 88 Rod

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It was great weekend of racing with family and friends. I had to replace my 15" mid section prior to leaving for the race and could not get it to fire. Everyone chipped in with help and parts. We change the Stator, trigger and checked the wiring to the boxes all before the first race Sat morning.
Ended up being a bad connection with the kill switch wire at the engine. A big thanks to everyone. The Baker ran good.

Looks like the 2017 Parker Enduro has some new rule changes.
Specifically a 4hr format with no lap handicaps. Are we going to run the 2.0 div. and race for the class winner or throw a 2.4 or 2.5
and try to race for the overall.

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As a Div. II boat that plans on running, I sure don't like the idea of paying the full fare plus another thousand or so in expenses with no opportunity of winning or for that matter even a chance of placing in the top 5-10. It looks like we are simply filling the "race card" and making for an exciting, maybe even dangerous start. Of course it does give the manufacturer sponsored boats great PR as the final results will show their entries victorious over twenty-five to thirty-five (or more) entries. Div.II is generally one of the largest classes, left only to pick up what ever is left. Choices? It's Ross' race. Run or not to run? If you want to race on the West Coast your choices are few. not much else to say in this regard, I'm sure even Ross understands. The Big Boys are probably spending $$$ to sponsor the race and so the pendulum swings. On second thought, maybe I won't run, not that one boat will change anything--just a matter of "principle" on my part I guess. Capnzee "88"

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Thanks for the post Rod. Politics in boat racing are frustrating. You have always been great supporter of the sport. I am sure you will make the right decision.

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I understand that Ross has broken the results into classes, with that I have sent my entry in and the 88 boat is back in contention. See you all on the water. Rod

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The Enduro for 2017 is behind us now. Ross did a great job of putting together a safe and successful race. The pits were laid out in an orderly fashion the drivers meetings were held as close to on time as could be expected, as was the start of the race. The Awards ceremony came off nicely, thank you Ross!
The attrition rate through out the 4 hour race was attrocious (sp)! There could not have been more than a dozen boats running at the end. The 88 boat was one of them, finishing with a 5th place overall and 1st place in Division 2. Once again the overall winner went to an outboard.
I have been running the Enduro since the 70's nine hour events and a division win has always gotten away for one reason or another making this win particularly sweet. It was truly a team effort with Apple Valley Marine's Mickey Schwarzenbach doing the "wrenching", his wife Vicki assisting and driving the tow truck, son Eric (Gundog) driving most of the race, son-in-law Patrick doing a super job as the "water-puppy" (the team member that goes in the water for launch and recovery). Postman Art, chief re-fueler and timer. Not to mention my family consisting of wife, daughter, daughter in law, their 5 kids (all 6 years or under). Truly a team/family effort. Since Gundog drove most of the race, he graciously gave up the seat and left dad (myself) take the checkered flag. This is what makes the Parker Enduro so special. It is everything from the 18 wheelers bringing in the high dollar entries down to the "family" entries and as our 5th overall finish proves, everybody has a chance-who knows, if we hadn't lost a lower unit/spun a prop we might have had a podium finish! Maybe next year???

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Congrats Rod! Well done!