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LAKE MINDEN "SPRING FLING"

General NewsMany thanks to all. The setting, lake minden resort nestled in the northern california central valley. It all began thursday night with brian schemltz and julan arriving at the resort. The friday game plan was put into place. With the help of stu ford, the restricted area for the kneeler camp was erected, the race course was set . The necessary equipment trailers were put into place. Julian went with bill boyes to retrieve the dan scwartz rescue boat. before we knew it, our day that started say about 930am, it was 430pm. Where did the time go. Now with some quiet time, we prepped our race rigs for the weekends events, for our jobs would not be done till sunday night. With 30 plus entries for the weekend a good day of racing started saturday am . On tap was 3 days of racing in two, so plenty of water time for those who wanted it. classes that were strong in numbers ASH with 8, CSH and 20SS with 7. there were 2 norcal drivers taking advantage of the newly refurbished rent a racer program. Thank you karl bishop for all you hard work in the off season. THEY LOOKED GREAT! Sport c, crackerbox fielding 5 and 4 boats and the rest of our usual racing classes. Under the guidance of julian and teri, Race director in training stu ford, took to his new challenge like a seasoned pro. After one stern look from stu, as to say, are you running the show or am i?, I bowed in respect to my padawan and silenced my light saber radio and watched in marvel how well he did. I forsee my retirement as a race director coming very soon. The racing was exciting and tight . some old rivalries renewed, some new ones created. With some excitement by david hale in his 45ss, and only one driver getting wet, dave biagi, both days went flawlessly. Saturdays event was capped off by NCOA’ usual themed pot luck dinner spear headed by team schmeltz, o’ahara and brian. Once again they and the rest of the race teams out did yourselves in all the food. I know I will be enjoying sue waldes enchilada’s for weeks to come.. once dinner was finished o great showing of the race teams and family went over to the barn dance with a dj playing a wide variety of music. The p9 suncoast team came over in force, the locals who come out for the races and the park employee’s joined in. Julian had assumed a good chair, where he sat with the half gallon of reese’s peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and a handful of spoons. Everyone was able to enjoy the fruits of julians sweet tooth. But the best was yet to come. Imagine the surprise we all witnessed when michael jacksons “thriller” song came across the speakers of the barn . there was a local dancing the moves we have all seen, out of the shadows, comes stu ford. complete with his moccasin slippers on, gave her and many other a schooling on how you’re supposed to dance to the thriller song. It was like miachel j was there himself. Who knew? Right? Stu is one mysterious bag of tricks. Look for the video on face book soon. A great family gathering for all. Sunday events with no help from, me, went flawlessly as directed by stu and his beach queen teri ziemer. The weekend ended with the usual tear down of the course, Putting away all the stuff and once secured, awards were presented. With the help of his trusty side kick and rider extraordinaire ,brittney, julian handed the weekends racer bucks awards. If you weren’t there, they are saved for you for your next trip up. We did have the pleasure of baptizing two racers who earned their first , first overalls. korey fields in our nor cal rentaracer class and david hale in 45ss. After the gang had already wrestled korey t the water, they all just told david, just walk over to the dock and throw yourself in. well good ole jean mackay, took him by the hand and said lets go for a walk, and like a moth drawn to the light he followed, then alas, one racer regained his strength and picked david up and carried him to the water and tossed him in. My many thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped, raced and watched. Thank you, the teams from arizona, washington and the deepest regions of southern cal for making the drive to race with us. This was one of the most fun events we have had in a while……………………. . the weekend ended for me, stu and brian with a quick debriefing of the weekend and we were finally able to leave the resort around 6pm Sunday night Again thank you to team NCOA for all you do in the work you all did in making this event A good one Salt springs reservoir fathers day weekend is up next, your host EBBC. And remember minden 2 is now august 29th and 30th
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REGION 11 SEASON OPENER

General NewsJulian RuckiýNorthern California Outboard Association ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and racers of all ages. yes it nearing that time of year in region 11. NCOA's season opener is just 2 weeks away. holy moly you say. that soon? the circular has come out today. Where will this be???? where else other then the calm and serene setting of the Lake Minden Resort in Nicolaus ca. the date is may16th and 17th. on line entry is available. we will have the usual classes of entertainment. stock outboard, j-classes, tunnel boats, modified and pro classes and yes, the heart pounding, hi flying beasts you all have come to know and love, the crackerboxes. so make you plans and be ready for spectacular weather and fun and plan on joining us for a Mexican themed pot luck sat night. spear headed again by ohara and brian. meat is provided, contact brian for what side dish or desert you may bring 916.420.3658. Oh wait one more ting, darn near forgot..... this is a 3 days of points in two for stock,mod,j and pro classes............. ah, a beautiful setting for the "spring fling
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LAKE MINDEN SEASON OPENER

General Newsgood day to all.
the region 11 season opener is just around the corner. so dust off your stuff and get ready for NCOA's "spring fling" 3 days of racing in two in nicolaus ca at the lake minden resort

on line entry is available now

may 16th and 17th

our pot luck will be a Mexican Spanish theme. bring your side dish or dessert. call brian schmeltz for info on the pot luck 916.420.3658 meat will be provided

and don't forget to change the date for minden 2. it is now august 29th and 30th
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MINDEN2 RACE DATE CHANGE

General Newsgood day race teams and fan. we had to change the minden 2 race date from sept 19th and 20th to august 29th and 30th. call the resort and change over any reservations you may have. the may event is still set for may 16th and 17th see you then
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TIME TRIALS

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2015 Tentative Race Schedule

 

2015 Region 11 Schedule

Date Club Category Body of Water Location
March 28-29   O & I  -  Time Trials 1/4 mile & Kilo Thermolito Afterbay Oroville, CA
May 8-9   Solar Boat Competition Rancho Seco Sacramento, Ca
May 16-17   O & I  Lake Minden Nicolaus, Ca
June 13-14 EBBC O & I Salt Springs Valley Res  Copperopolis, Ca
September 19-20 O & I Lake Minden Nicolaus, Ca
October 18-19   O & I  Sacramento River Isleton, Ca
November 1   Fall Meeting

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events in Region 11

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 hello all. thought i would post two upcoming events in region 11. the first event will be our spring region meeting and 2014 season celebration banquet. the date, february 21st. the place, historic peter's steak house in isletnon ca. your invitations will go out shortly after the apba national meeting in january. all racers and families are welcome from any region. so mark your calenders..... the second event on the horizon, the bud david memorial time trials. when you ask? m...arch 28th and 29th... the place, yes folks the cold fast waters of the thermalito afterbay in oroville ca. so mark your calenders speed demons, this yet another chance for all of you to add another notch to your belts. and yes there is more. jean mackay has organized a dewald prop raffle to rasie funds for the time trials. it is easy. there will be 100 tickets sold at $20.00 a ticket. pick for favorite number or mumbers, email jean at  jean84c@earthlink.net and pick your numbers. once you have sent your checks made payable to apba region 11, your numbers will be locked in. when you email jean your number selction, get her address. i dont have it at the time of this posting. the winning number will be drawn sunday march 29th at the time trials. it is the prop of you choice... for up to date info on the raffle, go to https://social.apba-racing.com/…/win-a-2015-dewald-prop-jus…-.-.-.-

thats all for now

 

Julian
 

 

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BUD DAVID TIME TRIALS

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HELLO ALL

THE ON LINE ENTRY IS AVAILABLE FOR THE TIME TRIALS

 

 

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nor-cal 400 update

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ok all you fans and spectators and friends of race teams.  the region 11 rent -a- racer  NOR-CAL 400 fleet is ready for the region 11 season ender hosted by NCOA at the beautiful lake minden resort in Nicolaus CA.

the work party of bill holman, brian schmeltz, his son timothy, bob burrell, bill and kaye boyes and myself tweaked, tuned , sanded and patched all 4 boats.well they did most of the work. i did the clean up stuff, for lets be realistic. i dont know diddly squat about these motors, but i did learn some things today. thanks guys for showing me some basics

fuel systems primed, plugs cleaned, motors fired up. kill switches tested. cobb webs cleaned out of the hulls. 2 needed patches completed. all dolly tires aired up.

so lets fill these spots. we are looking for the "battle royal" of finals for this event 2 chances to make a 4 boat 1 heat final, winner take all. who will be crowned the king or queen of the nor cal class?

see ya there

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