21 May 2019

BUBBA Junior Hydroplane Series Kicks Off 2019 Race Season Some Surprising Results at Maine’s Ice Breaker Regatta

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  Standish, ME – Spring weather in Maine can be difficult to predict with strong winds and rough water conditions playing havoc with the opening races of the 2019 BUBBA Burger Junior Hydroplane Race Series. Action was fierce on both days highlighted by a high number of disqualifications, primarily for drivers being too aggressive at the start of their race heats.  

In Saturday’s Junior Hydroplane event, defending Junior Class champion Eden Deware found herself following race winner Quin Roberts as she tried to sort the bugs out of her new David’s racing hull. Third place went to 2017 Champion David Woodle of Groton, MA  

In the AX (Novice) class event David Woodle paced the field with Quin Roberts outlasting Eli Campbell for second and third respectively.  

On Sunday it was more of the same for Quin Roberts as her took his second win of the weekend in the Junior Class with BUBBA driver Eden Deware still searching for more speed and finishing second for a second straight race. Woodle bested the remaining field for third.  

In the BUBBA Series  AX Class David Woodle continued his dominance from 2018 and led flag to flag in both of his heats to take his second win of win of the 2019. Eden Deware was able to get around Quin Roberts on the last lap for second place.  

After the first two rounds of the BUBBA Junior Hydroplane Series we already have seen several surprises.  Scoring a race win in Saturday and Sunday’s Junior Class event, Quin Roberts looks to be difficult to stop unless Eden Deware can find some speed. In the AX Class, 2018 AX Champion David Woodle looks to be difficult to beat, but there are several other drivers looking to fill the podium.     

The next event on the 2019 BUBBA burger New England Junior Hydroplane Championship Series will be the 6th Annual “Summer Kick Off” in Milton, NH.  

The BUBBA burger New England Junior Hydroplane Championship Series is a twelve event New England race series hosted by the South Shore Outboard Association (www.southshoreoutboard.com ) and sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association.    Since its inception in 1953, the SSOA has produced over 1000 race events throughout New England.  Additionally, SSOA drivers have won over 100 National, North American and World Championships and in 2019 will have several current or past National Championship drivers counted among its rolls and competing in the New England events.    
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