Jack Regas Memorial

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lake Sacajawea Park (Longview)

 

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 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.

  • Classic Triple Crown Series event #1

2019 Race Results

 

Modern Class

1. Rick Evans, 1972 Notre Dame

2. Bill Mowatt, 2011 Oh Boy! Oberto

3. Jerry Dunlap, 1985 Tempus

DNF JimmeJames Cusworth, 2011 Valken ^

 

Vintage Class

1. JimmeJames Cusworth, 1969 Miss Schweppes

2. Jerry Dunlap, 1957 Hawaii Kai III

3. Kerry Kjos, 1960 Miss Thriftway

DNF Gerry Bordon, 1970 Parco's O-Ring Miss

^ – Started final as a trailer

 

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

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2016 — 1971 Miss Madison. Owner/Driver: Ron Forister

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2017 — No race

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

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2019 — 1969 Miss Schweppes. Owner/Driver: JimmeJames Cusworth

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

2016 — 1983 Miss Houston. Owner/Driver: Chuck Murray

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2017 — No race

2018 — 1983 Miss Houston. Owner/Driver: Chuck Murray

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

2019 — 1972 Notre Dame. Owner/Driver: Rick Evans

Location: Waughop Lake, Lakewood

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