WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 - Powerboat SuperLeague has secured the center feature story in an international boat racing magazine which hits newsstands with it's lastest issue this week. The publication, Raceboat International, follows all forms of professional boat racing, including tunnel boat circuits from around the world.
The story, which mentions Herd Racing's intent to compete full time in the Formula 2 and Formula 3 ranks, is found on pages 32 and 33 of the magazine. An online electronic copy of the magazine can be found here: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1s34s/raceboatinternationa/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.raceboatinternational.com%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D256. You can scroll over the page 32 and 33 to see the story.
As you can see in the story, Herd Racing's Formula 2 boat will be the #5 at races when J. Michael Floyd is racing his #75 F-2 entry. Otherwise, Herd will run #75 on both the F2 and F3 boats, but if you see a #5 on the F2 entry you'll know it is to simplify the scoring efforts by not having two boats with the same number on the course at the same.
While Herd Racing is far from being the star of the story, anytime you get a mention in a magazine, especially an international one, you have to be pleased. I really think that 2011 will be one of the most competitive Superleague fields ever. Like I have said before, I can honestly see 5 or 6 teams in each class capable of winning every week.
We should be picking up our F3 motor from Sam LaBanco Racing in Northbrook, Illinois next week and will then send the SST-60 boat to the river for some engine break-in work. Awaiting two or three more parts and our F2 or SST-120 boat will be ready to roll as well. Like I mentioned last week, our goal is to get them ready for the first week of June in order to have a couple weeks of window before Elgin to get them broke in and set up.
All we need now is the river to cooperate. The Ohio River has been running high and muddy for about four months and right now there just isn't any way to even consider putting a tunnel boat out in that mess. Hopefully it will clear and lower in the next couple weeks as we continue our push to be ready to test when it does.