Jack Regas Memorial

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Waughop Lake, Fort Steilacoom Park (Lakewood)

 

This race had been known as the ERCU Apple Cup since its inception in 2010, when Ben Keller created the event, complete with an exhibition race drawing as many boats as possible that ran in the 1957 Apple Cup in Chelan, Wash., to recreate that final heat. After Jack Regas passed away in early 2014, Keller requested permission from the ERCU Contest Board to change the name of the event to the Jack Regas Memorial, in honor of the onetime Hawaii Ka’i III driver, who had not only met with Keller to see his models of the “Pink Lady”, but also followed the boat’s seasons in ERCU and ESU. After ERCU high points championships in 2011 and 2012, Keller presented Regas with plaques commemorating the wins.

 

Jack Regas meant a lot to not only the Hawaii Ka’i history, Keller, and Choral Enterprises, but also to unlimited hydroplane racing in general. ERCU is proud to have an event named for his memory.

 

Race Format

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

  • First and second connies for modern and vintage (depending on number of boats).

  • First connie winner advances to the final as a trailer. Second connie winner advances to the first connie as a trailer

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

  • Winner-take-all championship finals for modern and vintage

  • Vintage class boats may run their choice of props

2015 Race Results

 

Modern Class

1. JimmeJames Cusworth, 2011 Valken

2. Ron Forister, 2014 Oberto

3. Robert Roberts, 2000 Znetix

4. Mike Campbell, 1986 Boat

5. Brad Lewis, 1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

DNF. Walter Roberts, 1999 Miss Madison^

 

Vintage Class

1. Kerry Kjos, 1960 Miss Thriftway

2. Robert Roberts, 1975 Miss Vernors

3. Ron Forister, 1976 Miss Madison

DNF. Craig Mullen, 1957 Hawaii Ka’i III (Owner: Ben Keller)

DNF. John Earnest, 1962 Gale V

DQ.  Chuck Muray, 1955 Tempo VII ^

^ – Started final as a trailer

 

Directions to Waughop Lake: 

https://goo.gl/maps/ojLbM

Race History

 

Vintage Class Race Winners

​2010 — 1969 Pay ‘n Pak Outrigger. Owner/Driver: Jeff Campbell.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2011 — 1957 Hawaii Ka’i III. Driver: Mike Campbell; Owner: Ben Keller.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2012 – 1956 Muvalong. Owner/Driver: Gary Hansen.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2013 — 1971 Miss Madison. Owner/Driver: Ron Forister.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2014 — 1960  Miss Thriftway. Driver: David Newton. Owner: Kerry Kjos.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2015 — 1960  Miss Thriftway. Owner/Driver: Kerry Kjos.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

 

Modern Class Race Winners

​2010 – 1974 Miss Cott’s Beverages. Owner/Driver: Gary Hansen.

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

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

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue

2012 — 1974 Miss Cott’s Beverages. Owner/Driver: Gary Hansen.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2013 — 2007 Formula Boats. Driver: David Newton. Owner: Nelson Holmberg. Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

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

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2015 — 2011 Valken. Owner/Driver: JimmeJames Cusworth.

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood