Monday, August 2, 2010
The weather gods threw two perfect days at the 83 boats that showed up to participate in this years event. As the runabouts and super lights lined up off the DeVoe Park beach on Saturday and Sunday big Burt Lake was calm enough that you could have run hydros. It was so calm that the only thing that slowed drivers from running the entire course at full throttle were a few of the sharper river turns and pleasure boat wakes.
BSR drivers seemed to have the toughest time this year. With more than thirty Top O’ appearances under his belt defending BSR Champion Gene Greenacre took the checkered Saturday ahead of son Brian (in photo right) and long time Top O’ racers Chris and Amanda Hagerl. After not being able to finish Saturday the Hagerls needed to catch a break from the Greenacre team on Sunday and they got one from Gene when his engine exploded but Brain ran a flawless Sunday race to capture the win.
After a first on Saturday 25SSR driver Charlie Smith, who started his driving career as a JSR driver at the Top O’ in 2003, was the first boat back to the Indian River on Sunday on his way to the class championship. “It was pretty nice.” said Smith, “Really calm, quite a few boat wakes. You could pretty much go full throttle, I never really cracked it. I got up on the front of it and tried not to blow it over.”
Posted by UpNorth Sports and News Center at 4:27 PM