View Full Version : Wave Blasters 4th Annual Spring Shoot-out

Ken Haines
03-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Hello FE Racers,
Announcing the Wave Blasters 4th Annual Spring Shoot-out.
The race will be held May 18th & 19th in Ft. Pierce at our regular
Palm Lake pond site. We just confirmed the dates today so we do
not have all of the details worked out yet,
but here is what we have so far.

We will have our annual club picnic Saturday the 18th from 11:00 to 1:00.
This means all Club Members and Shoot-out participants will have a great
"Free" picnic lunch and meet and greet.
There will be open water from 9:00 till 2:00. Heat racing from 2:00 till 5:00.
Then open water till dusk.
Tentatively here are the
Saturday Classes:
-P-Limited Offshore (4-minute offshore)
-P-Limited Catamaran (4-Minute offshore)
-Crackerbox / Jersey Skiff
-P & Q Hydro
-1/10th Modern Scale

On Sunday we will race from 9:00 till 5:00 with a drivers meeting at 8:30.
Sunday classes:
-SV Stock
-LSH (P-Limited Sport Hydro)
-P-Limited Hydro
-OPC (P-Limited Outboard tunnel)
-1/10th Scale
-SV Modified
-P & Q Offshore (3 minute offshore)
-Open Mono

All classes will be 3 rounds with a minimum of 4 boats per class.
We will announce the where to sign-up next week.
Last year we were suprised to have almost 100 boats.
With any luck we will improve on that amount.
Sponsorship details also to be announced shortly.
Entry fees should be similar to last year.
Basically wanting you guys to mark your calendars, and
have you check this thread later this week for more details.
We look forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting some new ones too,
Ken :bounce:

03-18-2013, 03:06 PM
hey ken...p limited cats offshore will run seperate from the mono's? iam in lol

Ken Haines
03-18-2013, 06:24 PM
hey ken...p limited cats offshore will run seperate from the mono's? iam in lol

Hi Ron,
Thought you might like them racing in a separate class from the mono's.
I might just get one for that race too.
We hope we get a good turnout for this cat class. Actually Tony Heller
Gave us the idea, which goes along with our club's long term emphasis
on the RTR SV classes that we race.
With any luck this may kick start this class in normal club racing.
As soon as I hear back from Bill Britton I plan to get the sign ups started
on RC Racing events.

Ken Haines
03-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Here is the race flyer attachment
Thanks to Terry Cowger Sr.

03-18-2013, 11:23 PM
pags is IN!!!!!!!!!

03-18-2013, 11:26 PM
races are 6 or 8 laps??/

03-19-2013, 09:27 AM
there are 8 to make a mile mike...come on..u remember that from the nats down there lol

Ken Haines
03-20-2013, 10:45 AM
The on-line race entry is now open on:

03-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Ken,so everyone knows,are Revolts allowed in the SV classes???

03-20-2013, 09:12 PM
whats the closest airport???

03-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Pags,the closest is West Palm Beach,about 45 miles.Miami and Orlando 110 or so.

Ken Haines
03-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Hi Mike, excited to hear you might atttend.
You might have noticed I added "Cat" to the Open Mono Class.
Yep.....we could have quite the race even if you insist on owning lane 1...lol

Here are the "Map Quest" Miles and times to the pond site.
I listed them from near to far:
Palm Beach Intl (pbi) = 62 miles / 1 hour 12 minutes
Melbourne Intl (mlb) = 63 miles / 1 hour 12 minutes
Ft Lauderdale (fll) = 110 miles / 2 hours 0 minutes
Orlando Intl (orl) = 119 miles / 2 hours 0 minutes
Miami Intl (mia) = 125 miles / 2 hours 15 minutes

Hope thiis helps, and might give you some more options,
Ken :bounce:

03-22-2013, 09:28 PM
I don't quite OWN lane one but I have put a considerable downpayment on it!!!!!!

03-22-2013, 10:03 PM

I sure would like to come, but can't this year. I was just down in Florida last week. My wife and I stayed with my brother and sister-in-law in Sebastian. Maybe next year.


Ken Haines
03-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Hi Jay,
It would be great to have you.
Maybe one of these years the timing will be better.
I plan on going to the Michigan race so I assume
we will have a few drinks at the Elks together. :bounce:

04-03-2013, 02:27 PM
Hey Ken,
Wish I could be there. Now pretty much in the wheelchair full time. Had to drop out of FE boating. Always a blast at your races and the FE Nats in 2011 were the BEST! I hope you have a great turnout.


Ken Haines
04-08-2013, 09:07 AM
Hi Jim,
Thanks for the nice words, and glad to hear from you.
You certainly are more than welcome to stop by and visit.
We would all be glad to see you again.
Take Care,

Ken Haines
04-08-2013, 09:14 AM
11 Racers and 44 Boats

We now have 11 racers and 44 boats signed up
We certainly are building momentum and hope to
go over the 100 boat mark for this year's race.
Time will tell ...so keep those sign-ups coming.
Ken :bounce:

04-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Ken,so everyone knows,are Revolts allowed in the SV classes???
After some discussion,it was decided that yes Revolts would be allowed in the SV classes for this race on a trial basis.In a nut shell,the rules are stock 1800 KV motor and AQ 60A esc.Stock class must run the plastic 3 blade 42mm prop that comes with a SV 27,mod class is open prop.
Should be interesting!

04-17-2013, 08:10 PM
bla bla bla!!!!! revolt sv bla bla bla!!!!!!!! can't wait to get down there and race!!!!!

04-17-2013, 08:11 PM
i have a sv27 with a NEU 2215 can I run that?????

04-19-2013, 11:43 AM
Pags,sounds like you gave up your super top secret stealth skunk works P Mono set up!!!

04-19-2013, 12:18 PM
It's not a secret except the prop but i will say it is 3 bladed and about 87mm!!!

04-19-2013, 12:19 PM
with about 6" of pitch, that I cupped up to 7.2!!!!

04-19-2013, 03:39 PM
And now,that's not a secret!

Ken Haines
04-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Well the part I hate the most about organizing an event is asking for sponsorships and money.
However this is what makes these events work so here I go.

For this years Spring Shoot-Out we are looking for Class Sponsors.
Don Wollard has again stepped up as the Main Event Sponsor as he has for so many years. Thanks Don
Steve Vacarro has also helped us with many gift certificates for the raffle.
These raffles a huge and usually generate alot of event saving funds, so
any vendor door prizes, gift certificates etc. will be thankfully accepted by the club.

We are asking for $40 per class for to be a Class sponsor.
Below are a list of our classes for the Shoot-out.

Saturday (May 18th)
P-Ltd Cat (3 minute offshore)
P-Ltd Offshore / LSO (3-Minute Offshore)
P&Q Hydro "Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
Cracker Box / Jersey Skiff

Sunday (May 19th)
N2-Mono "Sponsored by Coastal Marine Fabrication"
SV 27 Stock "Sponsored by Aquacraft"
P-Ltd Sport Hydro (LSH)
P-Mono "Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
SV 27 Modified "Sponsored by Aquacraft"
1/10th Scale (Vintage)
P-Ltd Spec Hydro
P&Q Offshore "Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
Open Mono / Cat (Oval Race) "Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"

Just send me a PM or email if you can help.
Thanks, Ken :bounce:

04-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Hey Ken "Bubblegum Racing" will sponsor PQ Hydro and Offshore, Open Mono/Cat, and P-mono!!!

Ken Haines
04-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Wow Mike....Thanks for your continued generosity.

By the way, we had a hugely successful display at the
Stuart Power Boat races. We certainly expect a lot of
spectator interest at the Shoot-out as we passed out
hundreds of race flyers and club cards.

I will mark you in as the sponsor of those classes.
Thanks a million Bubblegum Racing,
from all the Wave Blasters :bounce:

P.S. You did not have to buy my silence....LMAO

Todd Fleury
04-22-2013, 12:31 PM
Are any of the Wave Blasters planning on attending the FE Nationals this year in CA?

04-28-2013, 09:38 AM
I'm not a waveblaster but I'm speaking for the guys here in D1, none of us will be attending, mosly because of the early June date, our kids are all still finishing up school and with all the stuff that goes on with that (shows, concerts, graduations receitals etc..) it's just not feasible.

Ken Haines
05-06-2013, 10:05 AM
It's Official "Hotel Rate"
Sorry for the delay, but Ron Desmond was able to finally get some response from the Best Western in Port St Lucie about hotel rates for our race.
The rate will be $59 per night just like we had gotten for the Nat's last year.
Even if you have already reserved a room, just tell them (the Manager) that you are here for the Wave Blasters race. You will get that rate.
Since this is the only decent hotel near the pond that is the only place we have secured a race rate. Here is the address and phone number.

4.5 star rating 10 user ratings 10 user ratings
7900 S US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 878-7600

I have also attached their promo to describe the hotel and location.
We now have 20 Racers and 71 boats entered.
See everyone in a couple of weekends,

At the BEST WESTERN Port St. Lucie, relaxation and enjoyment of life come naturally! Our Port St. Lucie Hotel is the most centrally located. We are conveniently located on US1 with easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. We are one mile from the brand new state-of-the-art Port St. more Lucie Civic Center; a unique facility like no other on the Treasure Coast. We are also close by to pristine beaches and the New York Mets Spring Training Facility. We have created our own tropical paradise with a tropical pool surrounded by palm trees. To get you off to a great start, a free deluxe continental breakfast is served in our breakfast area each morning. Our rooms are spacious, well appointed two room suites with a separate living room and bedroom area. Amenities include a pullout sofa bed, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, two direct dial telephones, and two televisions including premium movie channels. When traveling for business, the BEST WESTERN Port St. Lucie takes care of all the details with free local calls, high-speed wireless Internet, fax and copy services and a large meeting room. Hotel guests are near numerous recreational activities including swimming, hiking, fishing, golf, and Jai-Alai. Guests are also close to cultured activities including art galleries, museums and local ecological gardens. This Port St. Lucie Hotel prides itself on providing dedicated personal service in a relaxing atmosphere. Why stay in a cramped room when at the BEST WESTERN Port St. Lucie you can stay in a two room suite for the price of a regular room. Make a reservation today for the BEST WESTERN Port St. Lucie!

Ken Haines
05-06-2013, 03:19 PM
"24 Racers / 82 Boats"

This race is getting bigger and bigger.
Don't miss this one...hopefully we can exceed
100 boats again like last year.

Hope to see all of you there !!
Ken :bounce:

05-06-2013, 04:02 PM
made a reservation over a week ago ken...just asked of waveblasters had a rate and sure enough 59 again....maybe i just squeeked in after you guys made the arangements...its a nice motel...

Ken Haines
05-07-2013, 07:45 AM
Wave Blasters 4th Annual Spring Shoot-out
Presented by by Rum Runner Racing

Things are shaping up for our race.
24 Racers / 82 Boats and counting.
We still have open classes that we hope to have sponsored.
Here is the current class sponsor list.
Thanks to:
Bubble-Gum Racing (Mike Paganelli)
Aqua-Craft (Mike Zaborowski & Russ Williamson)
Coastal Marine Fabrication (Rick Workman)

7 classes sponsored 7 to go....it would be great to get them all filled.

Below is the list if you would like to pick one...they are $40 per class.

Below are a list of our classes for the Shoot-out.

Saturday (May 18th)
P-Ltd Cat (3 minute offshore)
P-Ltd Offshore / LSO (3-Minute Offshore)
P&Q Hydro ........................."Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
Cracker Box / Jersey Skiff

Sunday (May 19th)
N2-Mono ................."Sponsored by Coastal Marine Fabrication"
SV 27 Stock ...................................."Sponsored by Aquacraft"
P-Ltd Sport Hydro (LSH)
P-Mono .............................."Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
SV 27 Modified ................................"Sponsored by Aquacraft"
1/10th Scale (Vintage)
P-Ltd Spec Hydro
P&Q Offshore ......................"Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"
Open Mono / Cat (Oval Race) .."Sponsored by Bubblegum Racing"

Just send me a PM or email if you can help.
Thanks, Ken

Darin Jordan
05-07-2013, 07:48 AM
Hey Ken,

I've been trying, but I won't have your tunnel done quite in time for this event. Sorry! It'll be worth the wait, though... it's coming together nicely. :)

Ken Haines
05-07-2013, 08:00 AM
No problem Darin...quality takes time.
Looks like Michigan might be a great place to give it a try.
I am getting excited to show-off one of your very fast OPC's.

05-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Time is running short for the Shootout and it's time to get signed up if you are planning to attend!
A $5 late fee will be added to all entries not received by 5/12 and registration will CLOSE on 5/15.
Don't miss all of the fun at D3's only all FE race!!

05-11-2013, 03:38 PM
"The ShootOut" is one week from today,is everyone as excited as I am!!!
No surprise,P-Spec classes are most popular.
But...there is a very wicked,still in stealth black primer,P Whiplash entered in P-Q Hydro to pester the bigger riggers!
Don't miss all the drama and fun!
Today is the last day to avoid the $5 late fee and registration will close on Wed.
See ya all next Sat!!!

05-13-2013, 12:13 PM
Hello everyone, as much as I've been excited to come and race, unfortunately I will not be able to attend, my sister has been very ill and will pass away in the next day or 2 and the funeral will most likely be this weekend. I'm sorry I was really looking forward to racing w u guys.

Ken Haines
05-13-2013, 01:55 PM
Hi Mike,
Sorry to hear about your sister. I had been keeping this kind of secret,
but now we can let everyone know.
We will share some racing another time....for now tend to this loss
with your Family and relatives.
We will all say a little prayer for her, and will be thinking of you
during this coming race weekend.
Take Care,
Ken & all of the Wave Blasters

05-13-2013, 03:04 PM
sorry about your sister Mlke take care and we will see ya around the pond ...

05-14-2013, 03:19 AM
Dang Mike, Thats just terrible news. Very sad to hear that.

Jason Sims

05-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Hey guys My sister passed away a little while ago, thanks for all your well wishes.

05-18-2013, 07:22 AM
Let's go racing !!!

Ken Haines
05-20-2013, 12:28 PM
Great race weekend.....

Nice weather, Very good racing, and a lot of fun.
No real mishaps or issues.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone
who attended, and helped make the event a big success.
Jason Sims won the High Points.
I will try to post the rest of final results in full here tomorrow.

I wanted to thank all the sponsors.

Rum Runner Racing (Don Wollard)
Aquacraft (Mike Zaborowski & Russ Williamson)
Castle Creations (Joe Ford)
Bubblegum racing (Mike Paganelli)
Offshore Electrics (Steven Vacarro)
Boca Bearings (Gareth Burrows)
Coastal Marine Fabrication (Rick Workman)

The Race Directors,
Terry Cowger Sr. & Mike Martin did a great job as the have every year.
The whole Wave Blasters club helped....really amazed me that when I
Arrived 10 minutes late at 9:10......the entire race site was almost
completely set-up, great job by all.
We are all exhausted, but I am sure will have the Shoot-out again next year.
Thanks Again To All,

Ken Haines
05-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Here are the final race results that I promised
see the attachments below.

Saturday + Final High Points Results

Sunday results

Once again...Thanks to everyone who attended,
Ken :bounce:

05-21-2013, 02:05 PM
hey ken is there any way u can make the results something besides a word doc? I dont have word...btw you guys do a great job every year on the shootout ,,,looking forward to next year or whenever u do a fall shootout lol

05-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Ron,I don't have word doc either,but I was able to view the docs by clicking continue anytime they asked for something that I didn't even know what they were talking about!
I agree getting the race results should be a lot simpler.

05-21-2013, 04:13 PM
jeff i tryed but it would not let me in without a 25 char password my computer is all messed up anyway...can u im me the results of lsh and cat offshore? thanks

Ken Haines
05-22-2013, 08:12 AM
Hi Ron,
I have attached them in a PDF file.
The problem is that these files do not paste
correctly in this text box.
Hope that helps.

05-22-2013, 09:19 AM
ken ...thanks they shoued up perfect and in living color...

05-22-2013, 02:36 PM
Nothing is easy,I had to update Adobe to see the PDF's!

05-26-2013, 05:17 PM
To All You Waveblasters:

I was fortunate enough to be in Fort Pierce for the Spring Bash last weekend, and wanted to let everyone know what a great event it was. There were some seriously fast boats there and the competition on the course was fierce, fast and furious.

I shot about 16 videos of some of the heats, and wanted to get them posted as soon as possible; however I'm still on the road traveling and have lost some valueable time getting them uploaded on youtube. They are in no particular order and hopefully I got most of the classes right. All post and comments are welcome, and now everyone can have a front row seat to the action. Enjoy.

PS: I was unsuccessful in posting the video direct to here, so the link to each video is the best I could do. Hope it works okay.

P Q Hydro

Q Hydro

P Sport Hydro

P Mono

Pit Action

Open Monos

P Limited Hydro

Offshore Action

Open Mono Heat

N2 Mono

Open Mono

LSH Hydro

P Sport or P Mono???

Jason and Terry Runoff

Riggers/Hydros/Crash and Burn

Runoff/Chris and Ken

This is all I was able to record. Hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did. If for any reason you guys don't want these videos posted, just let me know, and I will take them down.

Thanks for watching.


05-26-2013, 05:44 PM
hey ski great vids thanks....

05-26-2013, 07:20 PM
Okay, thanks for pointing out the error.

Here is the LSH Hydro.



05-27-2013, 04:34 PM
So you were the annoying guy with the camera on a stick!! LOL!!
Just kidding of course,great vids and wish you could have taken more.
Thanks for coming to our race but next year bring some race boats!!!

05-27-2013, 05:43 PM
one problem with watching your boats in vids is it shows you how slow you are and how much work you need to do to get it faster lol

Ken Haines
05-28-2013, 08:44 AM
Really great video work.
I have copied some of them to the file that
I play on the TV in my race trailer.
Thanks for taling the time and energy to do that
for us. Hope to see you at next years race.
Ken :bounce:

05-28-2013, 02:33 PM
Great vids, Thanks :thumbup1: