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Weekend Roundup: 30 F1 Boats showed up for the NGKF1 season opener. Twenty students at APBA Hydro Experience driving school

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Wow, what a weekend! with a record number of F1 boats at the NGK F1 season opener in Port Neches Texas, it didn’t take long for things to turn ugly before a first lap collision collected three boats on Sunday morning completely destroying all three boats. Mark Proffitt, Tracey Hawkins, and Travis Yates were all involved in a scary wreck. As of this writing, we have no official update on Travis but do wish him a speedy recovery as he was taken to an area hospital for observation.

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Once the dust settled and things got back to normal it was the #20 of Ashton Rinker who would go onto claim victory in the F1 final on Sunday in a knock down drag out battle to the finish, passing Chris Fairchild late in the race for the checkered flag.

If the boat count at Port Neches was any indication of what’s to come this summer it’s going to be a wild ride for sure.

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Formula One Final
1. Ashton Rinker
2. Chris Fairchild
3. RJ West

TriHull Final
1. Jerry Rinker #52
2. Cory Walker #1
3. Tanner Rinker #10

Formula Lights Final
1. Mark Schmerbauch #35
2. Jose Mendana #27
3. Chris Hughes #17

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JHydro Final
1. Alden Merrill 17-K
2. Kolby Crook #15-K
3. Shane Butler #5

Robert West on Facebook:

Well, my first f1 race weekend and could not be more satisfied with the result. Lifted my rookie status after starting in back for the qualifiers and got my 4th starting spot for the final. Did what I could and ended up with a third out of the 28 boats that showed up. Got to race with some of the best in the world. Still more to learn and less mistakes to make. Thanks chuck Skelton and Skelton racing for the support.

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Photo: Robert West

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The photo below: Clark County Fair

May 3 at 2:25 PM ·

APBA Hydro Experience driving school has started today. This is a national school event with one of the students attending from Arizona. You are welcome to come touch for free but to go into the pit area you will need to sign a waiver. Twenty students will be taking part in this session.

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