Parker Enduro 336 (2013)

This thread is now opened to discuss the 2013 Parker Enduro 336 boat race.

007's picture

We just had our first post on the Region 12 website... It appears to be Scott who has just posted the rules for the 2013 Parker Enduro: http://boatracer12.com/enduro-336-2013-rules

007's picture

Just heard this on the radio out in Parker. An actual radio spot for the 2013 Enduro 336. Check it out here... Enduro Radio Spot

007's picture

This Sleekcraft with a Yamaha VMax 250 hp outboard will be running Div VI at the Enduro. Looks like a beast.

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007's picture

New transom, and refinished bottom... Hope to be ready for the Enduro.

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DaBull's picture

I see something i like!

05's picture

The # 234 and the # 9 are in!

007's picture

For the pride of our class, someone from COR needs to win this race... to demonstrate that COR is one most hotly contested classes around all boat racing categories. An overall win by a COR boat is something this class deserves. Who's in?

Capnzee88's picture

The #88 boat will be there! Don't forget to send entry fees and completed entry blanks in by the 15th. You can find the APBA entry blanks much easier on the COR web-site than you can on the APBA web-site. The rules are a little confusing, they state registration must be in prior to the 25th however the entry fee must be received by the 15th made payable to RIVER DAVE'S LLC. and mailed to S & S Performance marine, 230 N. Sherman Ave. Corona, Ca. 92882. Rod

STV_Keith's picture

This morning I received a link to the sanction for the Enduro. Did anyone else see that COR is listed as one of the classes for Fri/Sat morning? Or is that just because our class is basically unchanged for the Enduro?

https://www.apba.org/internal/show_sanction.php?EditID=12316

Keith-

007's picture

Hey Keith,

COR is listed on the Sanction but the "COR class" is a not a separate class at this race (not points, not a separate COR race) .

The Enduro has it's own Special Event rules and COR is legal to run under the Division 2 rules of this Special Event.

The most distinguishing thing about APBA Special Events is that each event can be totally unique with their own set of APBA approved rules... as is the Enduro.

007's picture

For Immediate Release

Parker, Ariz. (Oct, 25, 2013) - The roar of the Parker Enduro 336 will soon silence the bar room bench racing and Internet chatter. Expanded from a one-day to a two-day event (because why wait all year for just one day) the stage is set for a rapid-fire modified lemans start that will see seven divisions of race boats launch all within the first lap of the contest.

The intensity for this event is still building with a number of inboard pilots looking to upset the outboard drivers as they did two years ago. The Friday qualifying/practice session and the following "handicap reset" is sure to make this one anybody’s race... As the finish times will be synchronized before Saturday’s start with the aim of having all divisions running for the checkered flag! Racers and crew will enjoy a complementary feast on Friday night at the Pirates Den to celebrate qualifying and prepare for race day on Saturday.

Extending the course from 6-miles to 12-miles (pin-to-pin, excluding the corners, as measure by GPS), adds another dimension to the challenge. In addition to the slight dogleg at Badenoche, racers will now have to find a way to navigate the s-bend from Lakeside to Emerald Cove. Set-up and handling will certainly be a factor and may favor alternative set-ups, boats, or drivers.

Entries for the Parker Enduro 336 continue to roll in for the Oct 25 and 26 event. New drivers include Joe Masek in division VI and Todd Stone who is traveling all the way from Oklahoma to race alongside his son in division II, celebrating his 21st birthday! The BlueWater Casino & Resort and the Pirate's Den Resort will certainly provide the best viewing areas and off-track accommodations and entertainment of a lifetime. Experienced returning drivers include Chad Hill, Greg Foster, Chip Watkins and Greg Gluck... all Champions of previous Parker Enduro races. Gluck being the last Inboard to win.

This year's 28-lap, 336 mile boat race promises to provide 100+ mph racing action as they enter the turns located at the Blue Water Resort and Casino, and the Pirates Den creating lasting memories for teams and fans alike. Fans are welcomed to view the race from the Beach areas of the Blue Water Resort & Casino or enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the outside bar and cabanas of the Pirates Den. Drivers, you can't earn bragging rights or win unless you enter, so now is the time to review the official rules and submit your entry. The divisional and overall winners will come down to man and machine: driver, boat, motor, prop, and crew.

RACE DATE: OCTOBER 25 (Qualifying/Practice) and 26 (Enduro 336), 2013 (Weather make-up date is Sunday October 27, 2013)

REGISTRATION: Must be in before October 25, 2013 (prior to Friday qualifying) and the race on Saturday. October 25, 2013. Late registration and inspection after this time but before the race is at the sole discretion of the Chief Inspector & Referee.

Please read the official rules here: 2013 Enduro Official Rules http://boatracer12.com/enduro-336-2013-rules

For more information on the race: http://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?193-2013-RDP-Blue...

A big thank you to all our sponsors:
BlueWaterResort and Casino
Pirates Den Resort
Teague Custom Marine
Hill Marine
BoatRacingFacts.com
Scicon Technologies
Nordic Boats
Lucas Oil
WOT Marine
Palomar Solar
Barrett Custom Marine
BMB Storage in Parker

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I may be wrong however I believe the week-end is going to include some closed course racing and the COR's are included under the COR rules in these closed course races. In any event, some of the Div II boats will not meet the COR rules and are not legal to run in the COR short races. If the short course races are run under the COR rules, they should be COR points races for the 1913 season under the present rules. In the Enduro portion of the week-end racing, the COR's will meet the Division II rules however the Division II rules are not the same as the COR rules, the COR's simply fit within the Div. II rules. We have tried over the last few years to bring the 2 sets of rules together but have failed to do so--maybe a good thing, maybe not.
Any idea how many entries overall! How many Div. II boats? Rod

007's picture

I heard there are about 10 COR/D2 boats. But I am not aware of a separate COR race? There is practice/qualifying on Friday. The times will be used to reset the handicaps and determine starting positions on the beach.

Capnzee88's picture

I may have read too much into the sanction! Spelling out the COR's along with the J type hydros who will run short races may or may not have meant anything. Most likely it meant nothing although if it means nothing, then there was never a need to mention COR. Rod

007's picture

i think that is correct rod.

007's picture

The resurrection of the #6 STV! Looks like a job well done.

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007's picture

If it is still running by next weekend, hope to see you all in Parker. they say the mirage runs with a lot of trim... but i had no idea how much.

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05's picture

The # 9 is running and ready, see you all in Parker.

05's picture

Are you taking the # 30 STV out of racing ?

007's picture

The Mirage is a project Chad Hill and I have been working on for a number of months. We will co-drive the Enduro in the #30 Mirage and see how it goes. Right now we still have countless hours of work left and little time but either way it will be a fun race. STV is staying home for this race.

The boat looks great! See ya'll in Parker. #18

Todd Stone

007's picture

Thanks Todd. You have the new powerhead running yet?

007's picture

#343 is getting ready!

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It is running! Had our last testing session this past Sunday. 60 degrees with 25 MPH winds. I am ready for some warmer weather!

Todd Stone

STV_Keith's picture

It's gonna look like a COR race with a few other boats thrown in out there!

Keith-

franky's picture

Way to go man! Boat looked great and first time out you finished the Parker Enduro! You Okies got it going on....just come out and have a little fun....big time. What a great bday for your son too. When someone asks him later in life if he remembers his 21st birthday he can say "Hell yeah, finished the Parker Enduro"

007's picture

I saw a video of the #18 running a few months ago, then fast forward to the Enduro, what a great effort by Todd Stone and team. The boat looked great, ran well all day. About 2/3 of the way through the race, I noticed the powerhead moving around... I asked Todd if had solid mounts in the motor, and he thought it might be the cowling and later learned it was the transom but held on for a strong finish.

Emelio and Greg driving #9 Baker were up front and consistent all day. They worked the bottom of the boat for weeks and drove a very consistent race all day. Another great effort by a new Enduro team.

Kevin, Keith, and Tim had the #234 Stoker running in top form. You can't image all the thought and hard work Kevin puts into the boat, race and team. I think it paid off in both mph and yet another top finish for the team.

Prize money was awarded to all those who raced and showed up at the driver's meeting and the #86 was called up a few times and I think others collect at least $350 in winnings for that team.

The #88 team was running smooth with the STV modified by Scott Schatz but unfortunately it looked like the one piece tuner split into two?

The #29 was again well prepared and ready to run up front and was second fastest qualifier.

Randy Pierson drover all the from the Minn. with the #44 T3 quartershot... They tried their best but the rig claimed two powerheads and a lower unit over the weekend.

The #343 team led by two fireman needed that expertise as the tank split in the first leg. They were able to get the boat back to the pits and replace the tank, thanks to the #86 team, the #343 hung it out for as many laps as the new smaller tank would allow.

The #31 ( the old #6) STV was up and running again and was running well but I am not sure how they finished. I heard the motor may have went away?

The #30 Mirage was awarded $200 for being the fastest qualifier but broke the transom and never started. All teams that entered and attended the award ceremony were award at least $100 and free beer.

The #7 OCM Marine STV had a hell of a day. I wanted to thank Tim and his family for letting me help out and be a part of the experience. 30 minutes before the race we were at USA Gasoline getting a more fuel and we burned very drop. Tim drove incredibly well and his offshore racing experience definitely shined.

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I wanted to commend Scott and River Dave for a great race, there were some bumps in the road, but the race got off as planed, until someone got thrown out of a GN boat, which forced a restart. After a restart the race ran like clockwork. It seems like there were very few COR guys that didn't participate in this race, but as usual this race has a way of finding the flaws in the armor. I wanted to congratulate Emilio and Greg on thier breakout performance, they did a great job on the boat and the driving.

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We all owe RiverDave, Scott Schatz, all of the workers, sponsors and all of the competitors/spectators who made this Enduro one of the best. All of the members of the race committee were extremely professional while maintaining a most cordial attitude while enforcing the many safety rules required by APBA Insurance. The lone incident, in which the driver fell out of his boat was handled by the safety/patrol boats and the race officials in a most professional manner that had to make the APBA "watch-dogs" smile. The Div. II class which included the COR boats once again proved to be the Division to beat. Congratulations to all of our drivers for a very safe and well mannered race! And again, THANK YOU SCOTT SCHATZ AND DAVE JOHNSON FOR AN OUTSTANDING RACE, AN OUTSTANDING POST RACE TROPHY PRESENTATION AND FOR AWARDING THE PRIZE MONEY IN A MOST TIMELY MANNER. THANKS ALSO FROM ALL THE "LITTLE GUYS" FOR THE $100 GIFT AND THE OUTSTANDING PLANNING OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE RACE INCLUDING THE "KNEELERS"! ROD

Bandit126's picture

That was very well said Rod.

Vicki Schwarzenbach

05's picture

The Parker 336 has claim a 2th. GoPro. Video camera from me, another $300.00 in to the river *%^%&^, if anyone has any videos/pictures for this race please post.
Thank you.

007's picture

Here is the Parker Pioneer's news coverage of the 2013 Enduro 336 from Bluewater to Laz Paz.

http://www.parkerpioneer.net/articles/2013/10/29/sports/doc526ff9870b7c1...

WOW! This race was everything that I thought it would be. The motor we received from Franky ran great all weekend. Congrats to the #7 team for their win. IMHO the race was run flawlessly. I think the timing of the red flag may have cost us a lap (still wouldn't have won) but honestly I don't know how it could have been handled more fairly. River Dave and Scoty did a great job and we can't wait to get back. I really appreciate everyone's input on this site, especially Mike Q. who gave some great insight. The motor made it back to Okc still on the transom with the help of a strap. The transom itself did not fail. It was not tied into the top cap properly on one side and we broke the mounting bolt on the other. Boat City Prop Shop here in Okc hooked us up with a great prop that was probably the 12th one that we had tested from them. Enjoyed getting to meet some of you and finally getting to see some COR boats run in person. It's a great class with a great group of people.

Todd Stone

Capnzee88's picture

Todd, you were lucky you only broke one bolt. We broke both of the upper solid mount bolts and nearly lost the engine. I don't know what the answer is, this is the second time this has happened. Other than you, I don't know of any one else that has had this problem. If there are any answers out there I would certainly appreciate hearing from you! Rod

JJ_Gibbs's picture

If you aren't running an adapter plate that uses 1/2 inch bolts that should be your first change. Both upper bolts and the two bottom nuts should be torqued to 120ftlbs if it's 1/2 hardware. Use grade 8 bolts and nuts as well as red Loctite and safety wire. Rod, if I recall your adapter used 3/8 bolts.

007's picture

We used 5200 on top of the 271 loctited 1/2 grade 8 locking nuts. Safety wire would be better.

Capnzee88's picture

Thanks guys, that will be the first change I will make--any more ideas coming? I'm getting ready for next years Parker--no more of this last minute stuff! I'm a little shy on the replacement parts I need. I believe it is the tuner section or adapter ??? The mid-section and the power head held together. the part that connects these two let go in many places. Rod

STV_Keith's picture

That's the exhaust adapter. Look for a 2.5 style 1-piece hi-perf unit.

Keith-

Capnzee88's picture

OK, anyone out there got a 2.5 style 1-piece hi-perf unit? Is there a difference between a 2.5 and 2.4 unit or is there such a thing as a 2.4 hi-perf. unit. Maybe that is why mine broke--anyway, I be looking for a 2.5 1-piece exhaust adapter!!!See you all Saturday--if you have one for sale, bring it along--what is the going price for such an animal?? Rod

007's picture

I sold the last one piece Bridgeport tuner I had. S&F or eBay might be the best places. I good one piece tuner might cost $400.

STV_Keith's picture

2.4's have a shorter exhaust opening than the 2.5's do. They made hi-perf versions (1-piece) for both though. 2.4's were 1-7.8" long where 2.5's were 2-1/8" long if memory serves. Same width.

Broken record - but call Kevin. He's got a bunch of stuff over there. If he doesn't have it, start looking on S&F.

Keith-

007's picture

Offshoreonly.com news coverage of the 2013 Parker Enduro 336 from Bluewater to Laz Paz.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/articles/racing/a-fresh-start-for-the-parker...