Local hydroplane racers place at competition

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Pictured is the National Modified Hydroplane NM-18  “Magnum in the Red” hydroplane  driven by George L. Conover Sr. of Egg Harbor Township and owned by Dave Sutton of Bridgeton. Holding the boat in the photo is George L. Conover Jr. of Egg Harbor Township Pictured is the National Modified Hydroplane NM-18 “Magnum in the Red” hydroplane driven by George L. Conover Sr. of Egg Harbor Township and owned by Dave Sutton of Bridgeton. Holding the boat in the photo is George L. Conover Jr. of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The 2012 Wildwoods New Jersey Governor's Cup Hydrofest was held on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6-7  on Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest.  Qualifying Heats and Finals were held both days.  Saturday was for the Eastern Divisional Championships in all the classes. George L. Conover Sr. from Egg Harbor Township finished third on Saturday and second on Sunday while driving the National Modified Hydroplane NM-18  “Magnum in the Red.”   Tabatha Carr from Egg Harbor Township was the riding mechanic for the driver Tom Petterson of Blairstown in the Jersey Skiff Class JS-77 “Lap Dancer.” They also finished third on Saturday and second on Sunday. 

 Jersey Skiffs compete with two people on board, a driver and a riding mechanic. Hydroplanes only have a driver. Also competing in the Jersey Skiff class was driver, Warren Brown from Galloway and his son, riding mechanic Warren Brown IV of Mays Landing  on the hydroplane JS-65 “Kiss.” They finished fourth both days. This event was sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and conducted by the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association.  

Hydroplanes NM-66 and NM-18 race Hydroplanes NM-66 and NM-18 race.


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