Just got a phone call letting me know that the new 42' Instigator lapped the entire field except for 2nd and 3rd, finished 1st overall by over 1 minute...now thats serious
Baddest sh1t around.112MPH with 525s and 6sOriginally Posted by berns29scarab
Published Saturday, May 14, 2005
Sgro-Meyer team takes lead at Marathon Gran Prix
The Associated Press
New York powerboat racers Joe Sgro and Peter Meyer drove Instigator to an easy win Saturday during the first of two races that comprise the Marathon Offshore Gran Prix in the Florida Keys.
Race officials originally said they were placing Instigator fourth for incorrectly navigating a turn buoy at the end of the first lap. Later Saturday night, they overturned that decision and restored the Sgro-Meyer team to the top of the standings in the nine-boat Super Vee class.
In second place is Rodriguez Group, piloted by Michel Karsenti of Cannes, France. The Miccosukee Indian Gaming boat, driven by Brett Furshman of Coral Springs and assisted by Troy Hannon of Davie, was third.
Sgro and Meyer of Long Island never relinquished the lead during the 7.5-lap, 49-mile course on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Seven Mile Bridge.
"We just took off and didn't look back," said Meyer, the boat's throttleman.
Instigator, a 38-foot Fountain with two 525-horsepower engines, averaged 93.4 mph.
The second and final race of the weekend is set for Sunday afternoon. Compilation of total points from both days of racing will determine event winners in various classes.
"There's another race to go, so we'll see what happens," said Furshman.
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That is SO cool.
Look how shallow freeboard she is. And they take the rough-looks can be decieving.
[QUOTE=Downtown42]Look how shallow freeboard she is. And they take the rough-looks can be decieving.[/Q
thats what i was thinking. is that a production boat or is it out of a mold that is strickly for race?
Poker Run 42 is production model.
Race Boats can be ordered too.
I'm sure they spend more time on the bottom's getting both Poker and Race hulls perfect.
holy potato chip.
You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a party.
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