30 May 2018

BUBBA Junior Hydroplane Series Kicks Off 2018 Race Season At Standish Maine’s Ice Breaker Regatta

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Standish, ME – With a challenging weather forecast including threats of a weekend of rain and strong winds the BUBBA Burger Junior Hydroplane Race Series kicked off its 2017 season at the annual Ice Breaker Regatta in Standish, Maine. Proving once again that in New England, weather forecasting can at times be more of a coin flip than a science, racers and spectators were treated to the occasional rain drop, gusting winds, sunny sky, and a full weekend of racing. The event was a traditional duel race format of separate races and points on Saturday and Sunday. As usual the action was fierce on both days highlighted by several disqualifications, primarily for drivers being too aggressive at the start of their race heats.

In Saturday’s Junior Hydroplane event, 2017 BUBBA burger Championship runner-up, Eden Deware of Easton MA, showed why she is a top contender for this year’s crown by driving her Team BUBBA Burger boat to commanding win in Saturday’s Junior Hydroplane class. Quin Roberts of Chester, NH drove hard to a second-place finish and Jack Lyons of Marlboro NH was third.

In the AX (Novice) class event it appeared that the luck of the day was with last year’s class runners-up. This time it was Eli Campbell of Chester NH’s turn as he earned the win when leader Dave Woodle was disqualified for a starting infraction. Second Place went to Team BUBBA driver Eden Dewre.

On Sunday it was more of the same for Deware in the Junior Hydroplane class as she followed up Saturday’s win with a start to finish win on Sunday. Quin Roberts was again second followed by Jack Lyons.

In the BUBBA Series AX (Novice) class things finally all came together for Davd Woodle as the 2017 champion led flag to flag in both of his heats to take his first win of the 2017 BUBBA Burger Junior Hydroplane Series season. Eli Campbell furthered his emerging reputation for consistency with another podium and a second place. Third place went to Jack Lyons.

After the first two rounds of the BUBBA Junior Hydroplane Series it appears that Team BUBBA driver, Eden Deware has established herself as the driver to beat. Quin Roberts is right on her tail and looks to be the best bet to upset Deware.

In the BUBBA burger AX Class, despite a difficult Saturday, defending 2017 AX Champion David Woodle scored a big win on Sunday and look very strong in defense of his title. With a win on Saturdy and second place on Sundy, Eli Campbell again looked very strong.

The next event on the 2017 BUBBA burger New England Junior Hydroplane Championship Series will be the 6th Annual “Summer Kick Off” in Milton, NH.

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