New COR Members + Spy Photos

Word on the street is that we might have two new COR entrants. Tony Scarlata had so much fun driving the Blue Cheese Stoker in the Enduro 300, I heard he might enter the red Baker with a hot motor in an upcoming race. I also understand that JJ Gibbs may be building a top secret boat out in Havasu. We know he can build a quality COR boat. And both these guys can drive!

WALTHOLLIS's picture

I've seen said boat in Havasu..........its SBA (super bad ass)

Capnzee88's picture

I received a phone call last evening from a gentleman from Minnesota by the name of Walt *******. I didnot get his last name but he says that the COR class in Region 8 is alive, healthy and growing. He said they have followed the COR rules totally, even to the COR name in 3 inch letters (which may be more than some of our own members) They now have 3 to 5 boats actually in the water and racing, with 5 races under their belt. He and several others are planning to "test the waters" on the west coast, come this fall when Minnesota starts freezing. I am thinking that the Thanksgiving regatta at Parker would be a good race to suggest to him. Beautiful water, hotel, and a good course for the COR boats. He is planning to send me photos and a video of the race they are running this week-end. I will forward them to Mike in hopes that he can put them on the COR web site. Incidentally, the picture of the Mod VP on our home page is a great example of why we are trying to hold our boat speeds to around the 80 mph target speed . It is a beautiful picture of a boat that is ready to "fly" as many of them did and that is what led Mod VP to capsules and eventual extinction! Rod Zapf COR Chairman.

007's picture

Profile web pages for each driver/boat would be a nice addition to the site. COR drivers, send me pics and bios and I will also create a new section on the website as well. Sponsor links are welcomed as part of the bio pages.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

very cool, will do

007's picture

Send me your pics and profiles Check out Walt's as a good template: http://corboatracing.com/?q=cor-boat-racer-bios

Capnzee88's picture

I am hoping that you will send some pictures of your boats and individual driver/owner pictures including a profile of yourselves. We would like to update the COR portfolio with ALL of the COR people. You spoke of coming out for a race on the west coast. Would you be interested in Parker over Thanksgiving? We could call it the 2012 COR nationals. Or as in the old North/South races it might be called the Eastern challenge or the East/West COR Nationals. Let me hear from you. Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

007's picture

Drivers... Please send me your pics and profiles. Check out Walt's as a good template: http://corboatracing.com/?q=cor-boat-racer-bios

007's picture

To the guy in NorCal who just bought the Del Taco GMT boat let us know if you need help and come down to run COR! There are a few races up your way in Region 11 where we race as well.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

We just bought a motorhome tonite, I thought COR was affordable racing? :)

Bottom line, happy wife, happy racer. She can't wait to go to the races now. Its her birthday weekend for Bayfair, it's all coming together well.

007's picture

nothing better than showing up to your first race in style. we will have to introduce the wives... normally my wife and kevin's wife are at all the races. and once and while dave's wife is there as well.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

My wife loves to barbecue, you will all benefit from her being there.

007's picture

Dave and Tim, maybe you can offer some COR 100 advise to these guys looking to get started. http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=123618#post123618

007's picture

Welcome MooreRacing tot he COR family. He and his son are looking to get into a COR 100 boat.

MooreRacing's picture

Good to be here!

Everybody so far has really been alot of help...many thanks guys!
The Boy and I (Moore Racing) are hoping we can do what it takes to become part of the COR family, and have fun doing it! We're planning on heading to Sparks and hopefully meet-up with some of you guys!

-Luke Moore

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Welcome Moore Racing......Go 200......is there much 100 racing going on? I have not seen it on the west coast. I think you would have alot more fun in a 200 boat. I've been in boats for 35 years, and my COR boat is the funnest boat I have ever owned and driven. There is something to be said for a tunnel packing air and coming alive. Good stuff.

MooreRacing's picture

Thanks for the welcome!

.....and, I think your right! After talking with Rod on the phone, looks like we might be going with 2.0! My son Cody is just going to have to be Crew Chief for a couple yrs till he's 18.....which is the original reason for going with 100, it's 16 and over. Thats OK thought, if this works out, by the time he's 18.....he'll be passing his old man up on the water!

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Johns boat for $4000 is hard to beat, you couldn't put together anything similar for that $$$$

45's picture

Its too bad this class doesnt get any interest. Little 16ft boats doing mid 50's to 60/65 mph, is alot of fun. I only wished we had others to race with when we ran our 100. I love the 2.0, but I would jump back in a COR 100 boat in a minute if we had enough for a class.

007's picture

What boat is that in your icon picture MooreRacing? Looks COR ready or easy to make ready to me!

MooreRacing's picture

That '78 Witchcraft WAS the boat that I spent my entire childhood siting behind my dad on the gas tank in! I stiil have it, but it has cracks down BOTH sides of the transom and the1978 2.4 is now on my Hallett! I thought about bring it back to life, but if memory serves, it's only 17'......two short for 2.0! Well and it wood take some fix'n.....someday though!

...I just noticed something, if you shortened Moore Racing, its...ah...MR, maybe I should've thought that through better ;)

My brother Tim and I have a 78 Whitchcraft. Tim and Ron Hill drove a 79 Witchcraft at the Havasu Classic in 79 or 80. There are a few pictures of it on Boatracingfacts in Mod VP pictures. Welcome to Cor Boat Racing. John Soares

Capnzee88's picture

Lucas, that Hallett you have is beautiful! I can't believe people don't jump all over it!

MooreRacing's picture

Thanks for the compliment! I just hope folks get to jump'n soon! I need that money to get started!!!!!

......Standing on the side lines is KILLING ME!

007's picture

Welcome Tony and his really nice looking Del Taco GMT boat out of Northern California to the COR website. He has just applied for a log-in and we should have him set-up on the site shortly.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Not to many GMT's out there, the Del Taco boats have a great history. Some were laid up by Al Stoker, mine was laid up by Bob Leach. I have always wondered how many of the tunnel hull version were actually made.

Capnzee88's picture

Welcome to the website and to the COR RACING FAMILY! Being from Northern California, you must be somewhere closer to our next race at Isleton than most of us---will you be there?? We are all looking forward to meeting and racing with you!! If you have a favorite racing number, please contact me to make certain no one else has it. I can also send you a copy of the COR contacts and add you to the list once I have your e-mail Rod Zapf COR Chairman (310) 488-3563 rodneyzapf@gmail.com

hiline's picture

Hi Everyone, yes I have Greg Fosters Del Taco GMT,currently restoring it but its in amazing condition as it was stored inside for many many yearsI'll come to Isleton to meet you all.
Thanks
Tony

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Is that the 05 that was on S&F for sale? If so, very nice rig. I would love to find a windshield for mine.

hiline's picture

Yes thats the one that was on scream and fly..

Capnzee88's picture

Tony, if you are up and running, I believe the COR guys would be happy to have you run with them at Isleton, even if you have the 2.4 on the back of your boat. We have set a precedent of allowing a new member to run what he brung as long as he runs the race to the outside and does not get into the "mix". This gives a new member an opportunity to see what it is all about and gets the initial race where he is cleared by the officials to "go for it" from then on! Rod

hiline's picture

Thanks Rod, but I wont have it done by then,but I certainly will take you up on the offer to fun run once with you guys to check the whole thing out.

007's picture

Welcome Stuart t88 and Tstone, our newest team members, to the COR website!

Thank you for the welcome. I'm hoping to do some racing with you guys next year. In the meantime I'm restoring a GT-20 and will be asking for lots of input. Currently looking for a complete motor, so if you know of one available please let me know.

Todd Stone

franky's picture

look in the buy/sell section right here

007's picture

I have a mid section to go with franky's powerhead and I am sure we can up with a lower unit. I also have a complete motor and SST120 powerhead with about 15 hours fresh from the factory last year for sale. What type of power are you looking for?

franky's picture

so now your selling, not buying?

Looking for a 2.0
Franky's powerhead sounds great and I have been lookiing at it, I'm just leery of trying to mix and match. I know small outbards but am pretty clueless with the larger ones. I just don't want to end up with stuff that doesn't match what I am buying from someone else. So what I think I need is a 15" mid w/trim, warmed over 2.0 powerhead and lower unit (cle or just stock with a cone?). Will also need the wiring harness as well. Starting from scratch, but I have the time.

Todd Stone

007's picture

Understood. But mixing and matching is ultimately where you might want to be or you could buy a complete stock Mercury 150 hp 2.0 liter straight up or an XR2 model and run pretty well and even add the bob's nice cone to run the stock lower unit. I believe if you read the Internet most say the stock lower unit with the cone is faster than the CLE or Sportmaster, but we have seen all three do well in the class.

The next idea is to get a tired old 2.0 liter and replace the powerhead with a stock SST-120. This will run a little stronger than the stock powerhead and would be capable of winning. These powerheads are around.

The next step up would be to build or buy a built powerhead like Franky's.

Last option is to buy a junk motor and rebuild it. I bought a junk motor off Craigslist for few hundred bucks and will be running it in the Enduro. If you are a motor guy and like working on stuff, this might be a good option. Post any other questions in the Tech Talk forum and we will help you out the best we can.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Mixing and matching is pretty much the name of the game. I would say that practically nobody runs a complete motor, ie power head / mid / lower that is the same way it came off the showroom floor.

Capnzee88's picture

The CORBOYZ are right! Mixing and matching is the best way to go! my only advice would be to "start slow", learn to crawl, then stand up, then walk and when you got all that down, "run like hell". This is probably the least expensive way to go in the long run. You probly couldn't learn to crawl,walk, run any faster than by buying Johnny Soares complete rig unless you are just looking for ONLY an engine--in that case, Craigs list or E-bay is a good place to start. Another engine, one of the best, is Skip Euwings. My bet would be to go with a complete engine for around 500 to 1000 bucks, You can always "step up" to the better engines, but they cost more and you have more to lose when experimenting with a new class of racing. Once you have it all figured out, then may be the time to "GO FOR IT!" Any of the CORBOYZ WILL HELP YOU! Just let any of us know when you are ready to stop the "talking" and start the "walking"!
Rod Zapf, COR CHAIRMAN

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Rod is on the money with this statement. My engine runs like a champ and hauls ass, but I cant turn corners yet, all that speed and power is useless until you figure out how to drive. Just getting out there with something that runs is the ticket. The learning curve is very steep. I thought I was prepared for my first race by putting in alot of early mornings on the lake. Add in some additional boats, waves, engine roost, oh and those annoying things called turns and it was a humbling experience.

Capnzee88's picture

Been there, done that--first race was in 1951, or was it 1952. I practiced and practiced, the first race, my knees were shaking so hard I had to kneel to keep from falling down. Now, I was just a "pup" then, but after one race I knew I had wasted a lot of time practicing. It took me 8 years to trophy and that was a second place. In those years we started as many as 17 boats, quite a thrill. Rod Zapf

Capnzee88's picture

you can go to BRF.com and you will find seller's of 2.0 blocks from "stock" complete to engines with "heat" Ron Hill always has a stockpile of stuff and is always willing to give a racer who is ready to quit "talking" and get "walking" a good price on whatever you need. KRAAZYBOAT also has a lot of "stuff" for sale or you can go to JJ Gibbs for the "hot" stuff--All in what you want to spend from 500 to 5000. COR racing is supposed to be "cheap" if you don't get all wrapped up in winning the first race. As the engine builders are learning what CORBOYZ are willing to pay, it seems like the prices are going up, so you better get in early! Rod

007's picture

Spoke with Skip today and he mentioned that he sold his good powerhead to the #29 Stoker (Greg) and the boat is running much faster than at the Enduro. Greg might come down and race COR.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

That was the SST 120 powerhead that was on my boat for puddingstone.

STV_Keith's picture

That thing definitely had some speed at Puddingstone. Must be a strong one.

Keith-

WALTHOLLIS's picture

I talked to the builder of both, there was a reason I went with the other one Skip had........just saying :)

007's picture

Please join me in welcoming Tony and his #5 Del Taco GMT to the COR class! http://corboatracing.com/?q=galbreath-marine-tunnel-gmt-5

WALTHOLLIS's picture

You must be a good guy based on the boat you have. If you have any idea where I can get one of those windshields please let me know at walthollis@yahoo.com - thx

45's picture

Ask Spectra Brent on River Daves in the Spectra section, He might know where you can have one made. It looks like the stock shield that came on the Spectra 19.

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