Diamond Cup

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Woodland Creek Park (Lacey)

 

Race Format

  • Three preliminary heats of five laps each for vintage, classic and modern classes

  • First and second connies for both classes (depending on boat count and attrition). Second connie winner advances to first connie as a trailer. First connie winner advances to the final as a trailer.

  • Second place boat in the first connie is an alternate for the final.

  • Winner-take-all championship finals for vintage, classic and modern.

  • Modern Triple Crown Series event #1

2019 Race Results

 

Modern Class

1. Nelson Holmberg, 2018 Oberto Beef Jerky

2. Paul Dunlap, 1985 Tempus

3. Steven Taylor, 2014 Spirit of Qatar ^

4. Rick Evans, 1973 Red Man Too

DNF JimmeJames Cusworth, 2011 Valken

 

Vintage Class

1. Gerry Bordon, 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss

2. JimmeJames Cusworth, 1969 Miss Schweppes

3. Robbie Roberts, 1971 Hallmark Homes

4. Steven Taylor, 1957 Miss U.S. 1

DNF Kerry Kjos, 1960 Miss Thriftway

 

History of the Real Diamond Cup

 

Much could be writen about the Diamond Cup, but this linked article from the Spokesman Review provides the perfect historical perspective of the race:

 

Diamond Cup

 

Race History

 

Vintage Class Race Winners

​2003 1957 Maverick. Owner/Driver: David Newton.

Location: Lake Waughop, Lakewood

2004 — 1966 My Gypsy. Owner/Driver: David Lilly.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2005 1956 Slo-Mo-Shun IV. Owner: Monte Steere. Driver: Nigel Steere.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2006  1960 Miss Thriftway. Owner: Kerry Kjos. Driver: Jesse Robertson.

Location: Pipe Lake, Covington

2007  1969 Notre Dame. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell.

Location: Pipe Lake, Covington

2008 — No Race

2009 — 1969 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak Hooktail. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Beaverton Valley Pond, Friday Harbor

2010 — 1960 Miss Everett. Owner/Driver: Gary Simmons.

Location: Sundstrom’s Pond, Friday Harbor

2011 — 1969 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak Outrigger. Owner: Jeff Campbell.

Driver: Mike Campbell. Location: Sundstrom’s Pond (2), Friday Harbor

2012 — No Race

2013 – 1958 Coral Reef. Owner/Driver: Craig Bradshaw.

Location: Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland

2014 – 1962 Gale V. Owner/Driver: John Earnest.

Location: Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland

2015 – 1971 Miss Madison. Owner/Driver: Ron Forister.

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2016 – No race

2017 – 1962 $ Bill. Owner/Driver: Geoffry Grembowski

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2018 – 1960 Miss Thriftway. Owner/Driver: Kerry Kjos

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2019 – 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss. Owner/Driver: Gerry Bordon

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

 

Modern Class Race Winners

​2003 — No race for modern class

2004 — 1974 Country Boy. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2005 — 1970 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2006 — 1970 Pride of Pay ‘n Pak. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Pipe Lake, Covington

2007 — 1994 T-Plus. Owner/Driver: Nigel Steere.

Location: Pipe Lake, Covington

2008 — No Race

2009 — 1974 Country Boy. Owner: Mike Campbell. Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Beaverton Valley Pond, Friday Harbor

2010 — 1982 Executone. Owner: Mike Campbell. Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Sundstrom’s Pond, Friday Harbor

2011 — 1986 The Boat. Owner/Driver: Mike Campbell.

Location: Sundstrom’s Pond (2), Friday Harbor

2012 — No Race

2013 — 2012 Graham Trucking. Owner/Driver: Nelson Holmberg.

Location: Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland

2014 — 2012 Graham Trucking. Owner/Driver: Nelson Holmberg.

Location: Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland

2015 – 2011 Valken. Owner/Driver: Jimmejames Cusworth

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2016 – No race

2017 – 2014 Spirit of Qatar. Owner/Driver: Len Taylor

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2018 – 2015 Dalton Industries. Owner/Driver: Rick Evans

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview

2019 – 2018 Oberto Beef Jerky. Owner/Driver: Nelson Holmberg

Location: Lake Sacajawea, Longview