RJ West won the coveted F1 final at Champions Park Lake in Springfield Ohio in what turned into a deadly weekend as the last heat of the day saw an incident which took the life of long time driver Tracy Hawkins. It was a picture-perfect weekend until unimaginable tragedy reared its ugly head during the beginning of the final heat. The race was the only major tunnel boat race on the schedule for 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. More news headlines below the official statement from the APBA. God speed Tracy.
From the American Power Boat Association
To our fans, friends, and family, we regretfully inform you of the unfortunate passing of our friend and competitor, Tracy Hawkins, due to an incident at the Springfield, OH Wake the Lake 4 race event at Champions Park Lake.
The other competitors involved in the incident, Fred Durr and Dylan Anderson, are doing well and have only sustained minor bruises.
Our thoughts are with Tracy’s entire family, his friends, and all of APBA as we mourn this loss together.