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Formula One Prop Tour Driver Terry Rinker Wins Graham Trucking Cup
8/10/2012

The F1-PROP Powerboat Tour joined the Seafair Weekend line-up for the first time this year. The F1-PROP Tour, which included 13 teams, came to Seafair this weekend to compete for the ultimate award: the Graham Trucking Cup.  Below are the drivers andtheir sponsors:

#

Sponsor

Driver

Hometown

Owner

Hometown

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Amsoil Synthetics

Terry Rinker

Tampa, FL

Rinker Racing, Inc

Tampa, FL

53

Sea Way Marine/Marine Engine

Greg Foster

Orange, CA

Sea Way Marine, Inc.

Seattle, WA

16

Sea Way Marine/Marine Engine

Tim Seebold

Osage Beach, MO

Sea Way Marine, Inc.

Seattle, WA

17

Jenkinson Telecom

Brian Venton

Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

Jenkinson Racing, Inc

Philadelphia, PA

21

Pipewelders Custom Marine/Bubba Burgers

Jose Mendana Jr.

Miami, FL

Mendana Enterprises, LLC

Miami, FL

24

Docs Tile/ Welch's Lawn Care/ X-Treme Paint

Mark Welch

Wyndazata, MN

Mark Welch

Wyndzata, MN

26

Bubba Burgers

Steven Lee

Ocala, FL

Lee Motorsports, LLC

Ocala, FL

51

Docs Tile/ Welch's Lawn Care/ X-Treme Paint

Tyler Welch

Wyndazata, MN

Mark Welch

Wyndzata, MN

62

Mercury Racing

Chris Fairchild

Paw Paw, IL

Fairchild Racing

Paw Paw, IL

65

Ascencio Racing

Ruben Ascencio

Dallas, TX

Ascencio Racing

Dallas, TX

69

Maskall's Collision & Glass/Bd Diesel Performance

Mike Maskall

Vancouver, Canada

Mike Maskall

Vancouver, Canada

71

Adams Racing, LLC

Erick Adams

Ferndale, WA

Adams Racing

Ferndale, WA

72

Sea Ark Boats

Lynn Simburger

Elsah, IL

Simburger Racing

Elsah, IL

 

It was an exciting weekend teaming with competition as the 17-foot long, 375-horsepower boats went head-to-head in seven heats and one final race to determine the ultimate champion. At the end of the day, driving boat 53, Greg Foster and the Sea WayMarine/Marine Engine team took home the the infamous Graham Trucking Cup award. Foster put up a hard fight to claim first place. Flying in at second wasboat 10 Terry Rinker and the Amsoil Synthetics team. Rinker hails from Tampa,FL and certainly made a lasting impression here in Seattle. A Paw Paw, IL native, Chris Fairchild whipped around the course and took third place inthe Graham Trucking Cup driving boat 62 for the Mercury Racing team. 

The F1-PROP boats feature either a 375-horsepower Mercury or Johnson engine that propels the boat to speeds of 140 miles per hour. The boats are 17 feet long and weight approximately 1,150 pounds with a driver. F1-PROP boats are also known as "tunnel" boats. Tunnel hull racing began inthe 1960's on the European Union of International Motorboats circuit and the first tunnel hull boat came to the U.S. in 1964. 

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