By Jarred Romesburg
RACER H2O Jun 21, 2022
Dean Rojas, Grand Prix America Hydroplanes
We catch up with Dean Rojas, president of the Grand Prix America Hydroplane tour as we head into race weekend for the 2022 Guntersville Lake HydroFest on Guntersville Lake in Guntersville, Alabama on June 25-26, 2022.
Mike Robbins, Katy Norton
www.racerh2o.com Interview with Top Fuel Hydro Nitro Nuts driver Mike Robbins to discuss the 2022 SDBA season and the upcoming 2022 Showdown in San Angelo in San Angelo, Texas. We also catch up with Katy Norton, President of Marshall County Tourism and Sports to discuss the 2022 Guntersville Lake HydroFest and APBA Gold Cup.
David Carroll, SDBA
Series Director of the Southern Drag Boat Association joins us to discuss the 2022 season - specifically the upcoming races in Marble Falls, TX and Brady, TX. We also discuss the SDBA's schedule and more!
Austin Cheatham, Jason Outman-Branson CVB
As we head into the 2022 races in Branson, MO, your ole pal Jarred catches up with Powerboat Nationals' 2021 Formula Light Series Champion Austin Cheatham. We also learn more about what's new in Branson by speaking with Jason Outman, the President & CEO of the Branson Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Mikey Young, '22 Hydro-Turf HydroDrags US Nationals
www.racerh2o.com Learn more about the 2022 Hydro-Turf HydroDrags US Nationals in Tavares, FL from the promoter Mikey Young. He discusses the types of PWCs that race in the events and who to watch for at the 2022 races on April 9 and 10. Learn more at surfandturfpromotions.com.
Mike Harris, Formula Lite Winner, '22 Bradenton Area River Regatta
SUBSCRIBE! www.racerh2o.com Interview with Mike Harris, the winner of Powerboat Superleague's Formula Lite feature race at the 2022 Bradenton Area River Regatta in Bradenton Palmetto, Florida.
2022 Season/Bradenton Preview
Join "Your Old Pal Jarred" to learn more about 2022 RACER H2O TV & live stream season and learn more about the the Bradenton Area River Regatta. Michael Dongilli from ISM-USA (the event marketing firm that manages the Regatta) joins us to discuss everything going on at the '22 Regatta in Bradenton. Then, we discuss the HUGE season coming up for RACER H2O! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE, like, share and (most importantly) enjoy the RACER H2O Podcast!
Terra Alphonso & Yvonne Long from Explore Branson
www.explorebranson.com www.racerh2o.com We learn all about the upcoming Branson Grand Prix Series and many of the new attractions in Branson from Terra Alphonso, Director of Sports Marketing & Development and Yvonne Long, Senior Sales Manager, of Explore Branson and ExploreBranson.com.
Steve Merleau, Defending Branson ProTunnel 2 race Champion
www.racerh2o.com www.explorebranson.com The defending Powerboat Nationals ProTunnel 2 Series World Champion and defending Branson PT2 race winner Steve Merleau is our guest on the RACER H2O Podcast. He discusses his dominance in the sport and if he thinks anyone can beat him in 2021 and beyond.
Brian O'Rourke, Huracan-R/Team Faith
Brian O'Rourke joins us on the podcast to talk about the Huracan-R performance personal watercraft, the upcoming Hydro-Cross Nationals race in Branson, MO, and his ministry work with Team Faith. Learn more about RACER H2O at www.racerh2o.com
Dan Bunting, Powerboat Nationals
Dan Bunting discusses the upcoming 2021 season and round 1 of the Branson Grand Prix Series at Branson Landing on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO. He discusses which classes will be racing in Branson, 2021 driver/rider payouts, the upcoming PT1 race in Guntersville, AL and more!
Talkin' About RACER H2O 2021 TV
Learn all about the EIGHT TV networks that make up RACER H2O's family of television distributors in 2021. We'll tell you about our National TV partner FTF as well as the other regional networks that are carrying RACER H2O's television coverage in the coming year and beyond. Learn more and contact us at www.racerh2o.com.
20-012 Chris Fairchild, APBA President
www.racerh2o.com Watercraft racing news and headlines from the past week, a report from Round 2 of the Hydro-Turf HydroCross Florida State Championships in Tavares, FL and an interview with APBA President Chris Fairchild.
20-011 R.J. West, APBA Formula 1 Tunnel Boat Racer
www.racerh2o.com Fresh off his win in Springfield, OH at Wake the Lake 4, APBA Formula 1 driver R.J. West joins us on the podcast to discuss his career and first win the Formula 1 class. We also have updates from Top O, Powerboat Nationals Branson Grand Prix, NBRA racing and more.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-010 - Tom Keller, 2019 Hydro-Cross Nationals World Champion
www.racerh2o.com Tom Keller, the Hydro-Cross Nationals 2019 World Champion, is our guest. He discusses his amazing comeback season in 2019, the "youth movement" in PWC racing, and what to expect from the field (and Lake Taneycomo) in the upcoming race at the Branson Grand Prix in Branson, MO on August 22-23, 2020.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-009 - 2019 PT2 World Champion Steve Merleau
Along with news from the Powerboat Nationals Branson Grand Prix, Hydro-Turf US HydroDrag and HydroCross Championships in Tavares, FL and US Title Series racing in Constantine, MI, we are joined by 2019 Powerboat Nationals ProTunnel 2 World Champion and winner of the '19 PT2 race in Branson, MO, Steve Merleau.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-008 - Mikey Young, Surf and Turf Promotions/Hydro-Turf US HydroDrag Nationals
www.racerh20.com www.surfandturfpromotions.com Promoter Mikey Young joins us to discuss the upcoming Hydro-Turf US HydroDrag Nationals and Florida State HydroCross Championships on Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-007 - Dick Barrett, Central Wisconsin CVB& Sports Authority
www.racerh2o.com www.visitwausau.com As the news of the cancellation of 2020 Powerboat Nationals race in Wausau breaks, we catch up with Dick Barrett, the Executive Director of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Authority. We get his comments about the efforts put into making a watercraft racing event happen, the 2020 event cancellation and effects of COVID-19, and the work that is going into making the 2021 Grand Prix of Wisconsin the biggest and best ever.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-006 - Dana Potts, Promoter of Champions Park Lake/Wake the Lake
Dana Potts joins us to discuss the upcoming APBA tunnel boat racing event, Wake the Lake 4, coming to Champions Park Lake in Springfield, Ohio on August 8-9, 2020 featuring Formula 1, Formula Lite (SST45), TriHulls, J-Hydros and more. He discusses the decision to continue the event despite the NGKF1 Series cancelling their 2020 season, the details of the race schedule, and the plans and procedures put into place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus with both spectators and teams.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-005 - Jayme Durand, Powerboat Nationals ProTunnel 1 Series Driver
She's the first woman to win a Powerboat Nationals ProTunnel 1 Series Feature Race! She did it almost a year ago at the 2019 Guntersville Lake HydroFest. Jayme Durand is our guest on the RACER H2O Podcast. She discusses her career, family and the history-making 2019 season and all of its highs and lows.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-004 - Rick Miller, NBRA Driver & Race Promoter
We catch up with National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) driver and co-race promoter Rick Miller to discuss the past weekend's race in Grove, OK and what it is like to operate Thunder on Wolf Creek under the shadow of COVID-19. We a;so learn more about hydro and runabout racing under both the NBRA and APBA banners. Learn more about RACER H2O at www.racerh2o.com.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-003 - Robert Sand, Pro Watercross
Robert Sand, Race Director of Pro Watercross, joins us on the RACER H2O podcast to discuss the past weekend's racing in Panama City Beach, Florida, operating a PWC race under the shadow of COVID-19 and the series' upcoming races in Georgia and Wisconsin. Learn more about RACER H2O at www.racerh2o.com and be sure to subscribe to all of our social media!
RACER H20 Podcast 20-002
On this episode, RACER H2O visits with Shannon Raney and Janet Shaw from H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes to discuss the 2020 season and its many challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus. Plus, Roger Monroe gives us a report from this past weekend's Southern Drag Boat Association race in Paris, TX (no fans, no vendors, plenty of excitement). All this and the week's headlines from the world of watercraft racing. Learn more at www.racerh2o.com.
RACER H2O Podcast 20-001 - David Carroll, SBDA
On this podcast, RACER H2O welcomes David Carroll, owner of the Southern Drag Boat Association, to discuss the upcoming drag boat race in Paris, Texas and what it is like producing motorsports events in the COVID-19 era. Learn more at www.sbdaracing.com and www.racerh2o.com.