LAKE MINDEN "SPRING FLING"

Many thanks to all.

The setting, lake minden resort nestled in the northern california central valley.

It all began thursday night with brian schemltz and julan arriving at the resort.
The friday game plan was put into place. With the help of stu ford, the restricted area for the kneeler camp was erected, the race course was set . The necessary equipment trailers were put into place. Julian went with bill boyes to retrieve the dan scwartz rescue boat. before we knew it, our day that started say about 930am, it was 430pm. Where did the time go. Now with some quiet time, we prepped our race rigs for the weekends events, for our jobs would not be done till sunday night.

With 30 plus entries for the weekend a good day of racing started saturday am .
On tap was 3 days of racing in two, so plenty of water time for those who wanted it.
classes that were strong in numbers ASH with 8, CSH and 20SS with 7. there were 2 norcal drivers taking advantage of the newly refurbished rent a racer program. Thank you karl bishop for all you hard work in the off season. THEY LOOKED GREAT!

Sport c, crackerbox fielding 5 and 4 boats and the rest of our usual racing classes.

Under the guidance of julian and teri, Race director in training stu ford, took to his
new challenge like a seasoned pro. After one stern look from stu, as to say, are you running the show or am i?, I bowed in respect to my padawan and silenced my light saber radio and watched in marvel how well he did. I forsee my retirement as a race director coming very soon.

The racing was exciting and tight . some old rivalries renewed, some new ones created.
With some excitement by david hale in his 45ss, and only one driver getting wet, dave biagi, both days went flawlessly.

Saturdays event was capped off by NCOA’ usual themed pot luck dinner spear headed by team schmeltz, o’ahara and brian. Once again they and the rest of the race teams out did yourselves in all the food. I know I will be enjoying sue waldes enchilada’s for weeks to come.. once dinner was finished o great showing of the race teams and family went over to the barn dance with a dj playing a wide variety of music. The p9 suncoast team came over in force, the locals who come out for the races and the park employee’s joined in.
Julian had assumed a good chair, where he sat with the half gallon of reese’s peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and a handful of spoons. Everyone was able to enjoy the
fruits of julians sweet tooth. But the best was yet to come. Imagine the surprise we all witnessed when michael jacksons “thriller” song came across the speakers of the barn . there was a local dancing the moves we have all seen, out of the shadows, comes stu ford. complete with his moccasin slippers on, gave her and many other a schooling on how
you’re supposed to dance to the thriller song. It was like miachel j was there himself.
Who knew? Right? Stu is one mysterious bag of tricks. Look for the video on face book soon. A great family gathering for all.
Sunday events with no help from, me, went flawlessly as directed by stu and his beach queen teri ziemer. The weekend ended with the usual tear down of the course,
Putting away all the stuff and once secured, awards were presented. With the help of his trusty side kick and rider extraordinaire ,brittney, julian handed the weekends racer bucks awards. If you weren’t there, they are saved for you for your next trip up. We did have the pleasure of baptizing two racers who earned their first , first overalls. korey fields in our nor cal rentaracer class and david hale in 45ss. After the gang had already wrestled korey t the water, they all just told david, just walk over to the dock and throw yourself in. well good ole jean mackay, took him by the hand and said lets go for a walk, and like a moth drawn to the light he followed, then alas, one racer regained his strength and picked david up and carried him to the water and tossed him in.

My many thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped, raced and watched. Thank you, the teams from arizona, washington and the deepest regions of southern cal for making the drive to race with us. This was one of the most fun events we have had in a while……………………. . the weekend ended for me, stu and brian with a quick debriefing of the weekend and we were finally able to leave the resort around 6pm Sunday night

Again thank you to team NCOA for all you do in the work you all did in making this event
A good one

Salt springs reservoir fathers day weekend is up next, your host EBBC.
And remember minden 2 is now august 29th and 30th

REGION 11 SEASON OPENER

Julian RuckiýNorthern California Outboard Association

ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and racers of all ages. yes it nearing that time of year in region 11. NCOA’s season opener is just 2 weeks away. holy moly you say. that soon? the circular has come out today. Where will this be???? where else other then the calm and serene setting of the Lake Minden Resort in Nicolaus ca. the date is may16th and 17th. on line entry is available. we will have the usual classes of entertainment. stock outboard, j-classes, tunnel boats, modified and pro classes and yes, the heart pounding, hi flying beasts you all have come to know and love, the crackerboxes. so make you plans and be ready for spectacular weather and fun and plan on joining us for a Mexican themed pot luck sat night. spear headed again by ohara and brian. meat is provided, contact brian for what side dish or desert you may bring 916.420.3658. Oh wait one more ting, darn near forgot….. this is a 3 days of points in two for stock,mod,j and pro classes………….

ah, a beautiful setting for the “spring fling

TIME TRIALS

time trials
hello one and all
the time trials are just a short 2 weeks away. the circular is out. get your entries in.

Inaugural Mossdale Quarry Regatta

Inaugural Mossdale Quarry Regatta
Lathrop, CA  Exit 460 off I5
Sept. 27-28
Pits open Friday afternoon Sept. 26, no testing Friday.
All Stock, Mod, Pro, J classes, Sport C, Cracker Box, 45SS, COR, and NorCal 400.
3/4 mi course, …

region 11 season ender oct 11th and 12th

 
ok race fans
the event you all have been waiting for. NCOA’s season ender at the famed Lake Minden Resort. when you ask?? oct 11th and 12th.  chasing points are you? well your in luck. 3 days of ponts in 2 for stk,mod,pro and j classes.&nbs…

upcoming region 11 races

good day race fans
here is the line up for the last 3 region 11 events
sep 27th/28th EBBC’s new event at the Mossdale Quarry located at the junction of I5/I205 near Manteca. great body of water. more info coming
oct 4th/5th DBRC’S new venue replacing t…

sparks hydro fest

hello racers
i am sad to say this years sparks event has been canceled. after many hours spent by craig williams preparing for this event, agreeable terms could not be reached.
i wish to thank craig on behalf of regon 11 for the countless hours he has …

lake minden circular

this is your tentative circular

APBA Race Circular
Regatta:
LAKE MINDEN CLASSIC, SPRING SERIES * THUNDER on the WATER
Event Date:
5/31/2014 – 6/1/2014
Conducting Club:
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OUTBOARD ASSOC. # 55
 

Region: 11    Sanction ID: 12342    Tentative
Place:
NICOLAUS, CA – LAKE MINDEN
 

 

Directions:
HIGHWAY 99 TO POWERLINE ROAD. EAST TO RESORT.

 

Accommodations:
CAMPING AVAILABLE AT RESORT. HOTELS IN YUBA CITY 15 MINS. AWAY. CALL 530-656-2700 FOR RESORT INFO.

 

Course:
APPRX. 1 MILE COURSE. NOT APPROVED FOR RECORDS. crackerbox, sport c, 5 laps 45ss 7 lps.
possible sport c marathon- region points only 6 laps . kneeler classes 3 laps.** kneeler classes with 4 or more entries will run a 3 heat format. rule 2{10} regattas.
racing to start 10:30am sat 10:00 am sun

 

Start Type:
CLOCK START/ FLAG START
Tentative

 

Safety / Rescue:
Region 11 Rescue {R11R} * bi county ambulance

 

Classes:
: Local Class * Nor-Cal 400

 
Saturday, May 31, 2014
1210   CRACKER BOX04000   PRO OUTBOARD04190   K PRO H05000   MODIFIED OUTBOARD06000   STOCK OUTBOARD07350   SPORT C11000   J CLASSES
 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
1210   CRACKER BOX04000   PRO OUTBOARD04190   K PRO H05000   MODIFIED OUTBOARD06000   STOCK OUTBOARD07350   SPORT C11000   J CLASSES

 

Prizes:
NCOA RACER BUCKS OR AWARDS TBA. MUST BE PRESENT AT PRESENTATION TO RECEIVE ANY AWARDS.
J-HYDRO AND RUNABOUT TROPHIES FOR LEGAL CLASS. TO BE AWARDED AFTER SUNDAY TEAR-DOWN OF RACE EQUIPMENT.

 

Registration:
Sat 5/31/14 AT WHITE TENT: 7:15am – 8:30am
Sun 6/01/14 AT WHITE TENT: 7:30am – 8:30am
POSSIBLE REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. HAVE YOUR REGIONAL CLUB CARD WITH YOUR APBA CARD.

 

Driver Meeting:
SAT 5/31/14 and SUN 6/01/14 – AT WHITE TENT – 9:05am SHARP
you must have a copy of circular and pen or pencil with you

 

Entry Fees:
PRE- REGISTERED * $55, $37, $27 PER DAY, 4TH ENTRY IS NO CHARGE. IF NOT PRE-REGISTERED $10.00 ADDITIONAL FEE * * * FAMILY PLAN IN EFFECT.
$20 – INBOARD PROMOTIONAL FEE FOR WEEKEND.

 

Send Entries To:
MANDATORY PRE-REGISTER BY 05/29/14 ON-LINE AT WWW.BOATRACINGR11.COM * OR BY MAIL TO KAY BOYES 1851 BROOKSIDE CT YUBA CITY CA 95991 * OR EMAIL TO KBOYES@COMCAST.NET

 

Officials:
Race Director (805) TERESA K ZIEMER,
Race Director (4547) JULIAN RUCKI,
Race Director (54763) RICHARD WIDOE,
Referee (51960) WILLIAM BOYES,
Assistant Referee (6026) FRANK L BANDUCCI,
Inspector (797) JOE JOHNSON,
Inspector (3906) JEAN MACKAY-SCHWARTZ
Inspector (51672) ALLEN ROUSE,
Inspector (76047) BRIAN SCHMELTZ,
Scorer (50917) KAY BOYES,
Scorer (76146) VICKI SCHWARZENBACH,
Risk Manager (5311) BUZZ RASMUSSEN,
Risk Manager (70760) ROBERT BURRELL,

 

Notes:
SATURDAY NITE POT LOCK . AT WHITE TENT CONTACT BRIAN SCHMELTZ 916-420-3658. ALL BOATS WILL PIT IN SECTION “C” NO EXCEPTIONS
VINTAGE REP FRANK BANDUCCI
RESPECT AND FOLLOW ALL RESORT RULES. NON-COMPLIANCE OF RESORT RULES WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM RESORT.
ALL PETS ON A LEASH.
1ST ENTRY WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENT OF A BLOW OUT…
APBA UNIFORM CODE WILL BE IN EFFECT.

 

 

lake minden spring series * thunder on the water*

this is your wake up call. spring is in the air and we are only 45 days away from the region11 race season. NCOA will host the 1st event of the season at the famed lake minden resort in nicolaus ca.  you are asking yourself right now, i wonder if …

Passing of Bob West

 We are Saddened to passalong the following news . . . the West brother’s father Bob passed away last week.
Bob was the patriarach of the West family and very active in the local racing program. Out heart goes out to the West family.
Memorial…

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