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I would like to introduce myself. My name is Dutch Squires the newly appointed APBA Special Events chairman. I was excited to hear about the COR class. In reading the rules and talking to several COR members it seams that many of the objectives of the COR class are well thought out and addressing a need of APBA, Region 12, and the desires of the COR members. The 80 mph speed is on target, safety is a primary goal, keeping expenses reasonable is a must, and above all having fun in a competitive setting. Congratulations on the development and growth of your class.

At the present time the COR class is under the APBA Special Events category. I have talked to Howie Nickles, the past Special Events chairman, Adam Allen, OPC chairman, several region 12 members, and others that have been familiar with the COR class over the last few years. Based upon their recommendations I have asked Rod Zapf to continue as the COR class chairman and he has excepted. Rod has a great passion and vision for the COR class. I would ask that you give Rod your support as he works with all COR class members to set the direction and continued growth of the COR class.

I hope you all have a great time at the COR awards party and class meeting. Good luck with your 2012 COR racing season.

Respectfully,

Dutch Squires
APBA Special Events Chairman

007's picture

Dutch, thanks for reaching out to the group. Rod has been doing a great job. And we appreciate your support and interest in our success. We are getting interest in the class from across North America and look to continue our progress. The COR class will be well represented at the 56th Annual LA Boat Show on Feb 9-12th. Let us knwo if you ever make it our west.

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The COR members met as planned on the 16th of December. A few suggestions to rule changes were made and voted on, none of which are more than "minor" changes that will not seriously effect any of the current equipment. Kevin Taylor, driving boat #234 was awarded the COR Hi-Point Trophy donated by RPM Racing Promotions and a beautiful APBA hi-point jacket donated by R and R prop shop out of Henderson Nevada. The COR members welcomed Greg Ronkainen, a new COR competitor, who has just purchased a Sleekcraft powered by a Mercury XR-2. He hopes to be tested and in the water by the next race with a goal of winning the Parker 300 next year. The other COR members and guests made their presence known by finishing the beer and getting into my CROWN ROYAL before ending the evening around mid-night. Thank you all for coming, I know some of you were on the road for more than 6 hours but you made the evening fun and that is what the COR family is all about. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

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Thanks Rod for opening your home to our group and hosting a great party. ......next time hide the Crown

Kevin

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The Crown went the way it should of, to a bunch of champions. Kevin may have been the Hi-Point Champion, but all of the COR guys are champions and that is the way it should be. Kevin, the target is on your back next year! Go gett'm guys! Rod Zapf Cor Chairman

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF THE COR MEMBERS AND THEIR CREWS, NOT FORGETTING ALL OF THE BOAT RACING "FAMILY" , COME JOIN US IN THE NEW YEAR! Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

'bout says it all!! Have fun! Stay Safe!!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New year. Tim & Dave Carrranza #45 COR

007's picture

Happy New Year to all the COR members. Looks like we are growing and gaining additional interest. Over the holidays I have had a few new inquires regarding the class. People continue to show interest and 2012 promises to be an exciting year.

There have also been a few questions regarding the maximum allowable displacement from a Mercury V6 2.0 Liter. Displacement in cubic inches is calculated the same for all engines: bore x bore x stroke x .7854 (a constant) x # of cylinders = displacement.

Therefore a 2.0 Liter Mercury V6 with the factory standard bore is calculated as follows: 3.125 x 3.125 x 2.65 x .7854 x 6 = 121.95 or 122 cu. in. and is legal for both Parker (130 cu. in.) and COR (126 cu. in.) rules.

A 2.0 Liter Mercury V6 with the factory .030 over bore (3.125 increasing to 3.155 cu. in.) is calculated as follows: 3.155 x 3.155 x 2.65 x .7854 x 6 = 124.30 or 124 cu. in. and is still legal for both Parker (130 cu. in.) and COR (126 cu. in.) rules.

A 2.0 Liter Mercury V6 with the factory .060 over bore (3.125 increasing to 3.185 cu. in.) is calculated as follows: 3.185 x 3.185 x 2.65 x .7854 x 6 = 126.68 or 127 cu. in. which is legal for Parker (130 cu. in.) but NOW LEGAL for COR with up to 130 cu. in.

Hope this helps and looking forward to helping these new drivers make their first race.

Please plan on come down to the 56th Annual LA Boat Show on Feb 9-12th to help spread the word. I have secured complementary show tickets for all COR members (friends and family included) who help work the show for a few hours.

I really think we should adjust that displacement rule. There's no good reason to force somebody to sleeve a block that could other wise just be bored oversize. The .68 cubic inch gained won't make any difference in performance.

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If i join APBA in the special events catagory will i get my boat number for the 100 class or do i have to join another catagory also?Thanks guys.

Bob

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If you join APBA under the Special Events Category, you will be covered under both COR 2.0 and COR 100. ALL numbers are open in the COR 100 class and all but about a dozen numbers are open in the COR 2.0 class. We currently have no boats running in the COR 100 class. If interested, I will work with you to help get started in either COR 100 or COR 2.0. Rod Zapf COR Chairman

007's picture

You only need to join APBA under special events. Then it is first come first serve on any opened numbers for your COR 100.

avenger1500's picture

Thanks guys.If the 100 class doesnt take off this year i will look for a 2.0 rig next season.Thanks again.

Bob

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I do have some interest in the 100 class in this region.I have 3 guys that are interested in it.

Bob

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Three guys is a great start! In fact, all you need! Now, light a fire under the other two and get going. I'll bet the Carranza boys would sell their race ready tower of power plus parts.

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I am going to work with my old Stock Outboard club to see if they could add the class at one of there races.

Bob

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that is a great idea. let me know if i can help out at all.

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Just remember that adding a COR Special Event adds no cost to the sanction! This is a huge plus! No requirement for additional patrol boats, just a few extra dollars income to the sponsoring club in the way of entry fees. A win win situation for all involved! Let us know how it turns out. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

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Thanks Rod,I will keep you posted on the progress of the race and might ask you from tome to time for advice along the way.Thanks again i appreciate the help.Bob

Bob

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Talk to the COR #45 boyz, they got their "100" to 65 plus mph! No sense re-inventing the wheel--They may even have a prop or two for sale! Rod

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Emilio has certainly proven the critic of the Starcraft "space ship" (SP120) wrong. His boat , #05, has proven to be as fast and as maneuverable as any of the COR boats powered by a low cost, relatively stock 2.0 merc. I would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Emilio for his work and the success he has had with his Starcraft. It is certainly an attention "getter" at all of the races. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

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I agree, the work he put into that boat is awesome. I've spent some time behind it and it can flat out run.

Great job

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I like how he did his steering set up.An easy way to switch to center steering.Thats how im going to do my Avenger.Very cool.

Bob

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There may be another reason for moving his steering back--don't know but it could be balance. Emilio did a lot of set-up work on this boat to get it to run like it does!