Military Appreciation Day!
A salute to our Military Families
The Hawk Radio Live 105.7
$1.00 Day for all
Hot Dogs & Beverages
Ride in a Race Boat
after the Race for our Military
Keeping the Heritage Alive
continues this week
Barnegat at the Public Docks
end of East Bay Ave.
12:00 to 3:30ish
Sunday's Race in Waretown
was exciting and full of spills and thrills...
Written by D Mackey
The second race of the 2014 season for the Jersey Outlaws was held Sunday, in Waretown. With perfect temperatures and a slight offshore breeze to start the day, the conditions were nearly ideal for the day's racing event.
The 350 A class heat kicked things off, with 2013 champion Indian Summer, continuing to show good form, taking the win, with Rumblefish and Snoopy hot on his heels.
Now to the 315 2 - barrel class, where G-82 Kat Scratch feasted on the Bad Clam (G-21), and sent the Slightly Insane (G-66), back to the padded cell, with a strong win in their first heat. In the Ford vs. Chevy rivalry, the win evens the score, one to one.
Next up was the 350 B class. The winds of Waretown had changed direction at this point, causing the bay to become quite choppy. The chop caused Temper Tantrum (G-45) to high-side, but veteran driver Herschel Abbott was able to keep the shiny side up. Club newcomer, Radical Red (G-03), high-sided as well, but was not so lucky. The resulting side flip pitched the pilot and co-pilot out and into the bay. Efficient work by the B.T.U.S.A.R. safety team afforded the racers a timely response and returned them back to shore safely for medical attention. After the boat was righted, it was led back to the shallows, where it was all hands on deck, using buckets, pumps, and hands, to restore the racer's craft to floating status. We look forward to seeing them back out on the water again soon.
Once this was accomplished, racing was resumed. This led to a restart of the heat, which pitted Kat Scratch (G-41) up against another newcomer, The Fighting Lady (G-53), with Snoopy (G-0) filling in for the Radical Red (G-03). There was plenty of fight in the Lady, but the Kat scratched off to its first win of the season.
Lastly, the Outsider (JS 195) went from misfire to spitfire, showing that hard work does pay off, with his first win of the season. With nearly a hundred yards between the Outsider and the 2nd place finisher, Angry American (JS 855), this boat was really dialed in today. Turning Point (JS 46) and Ante Up (JS 76) finished third and fourth, respectively.
As small white caps began and the winds picked up even more, the decision was made to curtail the day's event; the remainder of the races will be made up during the Club's return to Barnegat, this coming Sunday at noon.
COME WATCH SOME GREAT RACING....
Come one, Come all... Just Bring a Smile, a lawn Chair and your love for the Barnegat Bay Garvey, Speed Skiffs, Ski Boat Races
Keeping the Heritage Alive. The Jerseyoutlaws was founded by a group of Boat Racers who just wanted to Race their Boats, and pay tribute to Boat Builders, Racers and Fans that have followed the long history of Barnegat Bay Garvey, Skiffs, Ski and Outboard Racing Boats that started over 50 years ago.
The Jerseyoutlaws is made up of amazing Fans, Supporters,
& Racing Families. The Big Secret behind our success;
We are a True Family of Racing.....
Help us Help the Kids. Buy your "I love someone with Autism" Shirt by clicking on Paypal. $15.00. 100% of the proceeds goes to the Ocean County -Frog Pond School for kids with Autism.
In the last three years the Outlaws have;
*Raised $9,000.00, for the Frog Pond School,
Ocean County School for children with Special needs.
*Paid tribute to Bob Rutter, a long time Boat Builder
*Families that were involved in the Boat Racing years
ago, have come back into the sport.
*Provided a great Free Family event for every age to
enjoy. Fastest Boat Racing on the Barnegat Bay....
We have done all of this with the help of our wonderful sponsors and dedicated Fans and Familes.
What is a day at the races;
9am Boats start arriving
11:00 Music starts playing, Hotdogs
(donated by Stop and Shop of Toms River)
and cooked by local non-profit organizations
11:45 Drivers Meeting
12:00 National Anthem
12:10 Races Start
2:00 Races Start again
3:30 Races conclude-Families and Kids get to meet
Their favorite Drivers and take pictures on the boats
We have face painting and music throughout the day, along with Tents set up for our sponsors giving out information.
Tour through our website, see the history of this great sport. Pictures are provided by Chris and Bobbie, please visit their site and order some of your favorites.
PICTURES COURTESY OF