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    Ron Hill, is one of my boat racing hero's.

    I was a snot nosed kid of 10 at the race and Ron was the guy to beat in DSR. Well, he got in a crash and was out of the final.

    One of my memories was a meal that we had with Harold and Orella Berghauer. It was a restaurant named the Red Baron. It had a deep dish cherry pie that was baked in the serving dish.
    Vern Kargus, Harolds' son in law told us to order the cherry pie as it was just the best. We all had the pie and yes it was great.

    My Grandpa wanted to bring Vern a pie of his own for the next day. The server told us we can't do that, we'll lose the dish.

    Well, there is no can't in the Leutner vocabulary. He bough the dish and the pie!

    I don't remember how Vern finished but team Leutner finished 2nd to Hank Menzies.

    At the banquet, it was at a ski lodge and that was the first time I had a Cornish Game hen.

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    Tim, funny you mentioned the Deep Dish Cherry pie...Carl Myers, Mike Richardson and myself got to Utah a few days early. The first day, heading to our motel, we stopped at a fruit stand, it was like 6:00 PM. Well, we ate and we ate and we ate.

    The fruit was just so good....no Metamucil needed, though! We ate dinner at the fruit stand every night til the final dinner at the ski lodge.

    I've been through UTAH a half dozen times since 1973, but never saw Willard Bay again....Willard Bay is connected to the Great Salt Lake, but is a fresh water reservoir. (At least I think this is true).
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    Default Phyllis Winger: Island in the Sky with John Wayne

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    My brother and John Drake pretty much dated Phyllis Winger at the same time, 1953. She was the only female in John Wayne's movie, Island in the Sky.

    My brother went to Long Beach State where he got the name "Russ Thrill".
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    Default AU When Stock Runabout Were Called Utilities

    This is at Hart Park in Bakersfield, 1956. It was such a cool place to race, we went around an island, the first turn had no buoys. The second turn was a single pin. I watch 12 two man F Runabout race there and a mother duck and her 12 ducklings swam across the starting lint to the island, right in the middle of 12 F Runabouts. To everyone's relief, they made it to the island unharmed. But then, the damn fools decided to come back to shore. Everyone of them made it, why they didn't get run over was a miracle.

    Bob Parrish of Bakersfield is in 2-C, DeSilva hull and KG-4, me, at 12 years old in my Morehouse.
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    Default 1966 16 Foot Glastron and 17 Foot Glastron 1967: Ron Hill's Twin Engine Boats

    OMC asked me to drive at the Havasu World Championships, 1966. A 16 footer seemed big, til I stood on the gas. In 1967, I ran a 17 foot Glastron and it handled better. I won the Chicago to Milwaukee to Chicago Marathon and the Havasu, Outboard World Championships (Twin Engine).
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    Hey Ron-----finally found my password after two or three years.
    Been a long time since I was able to mouth off on the "Facts" site and me, Being me , I've always got lots to say.
    Always thought that twin engined rig on your admin site was a Jones, Schubert tells me it was a HALLETT!
    Tried to send you a piccie of a concept------but was not allowed by the facts site.
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    Default Hallett in '69, jones in'70 and scotti in '71

    Havasu was very good to me in 1967, I won like $8,500 IN CASH, when I made $6,800 a year teaching school and a lot worth $4,500 that I later sold for $9,000 and carried the paper for ten years.
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    Default Jake Hill, RZR 170 on the Pole for Today's Races 6/10/2017

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    Jake, Chad and I tested last weekend. This will be Jake's 4th race. He qualified 10th last time, this time he's on the pole. Testing a valuable. Especially when one tooth on a chain can drop you two miles per hour or one pound of air in the tire can gain you a mile per hour...
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    Default Marlee Hill

    Here are a couple pictures of Ron's niece Marlee Hill from a stock race in Rock Falls IL on July 8th. This was the first time in a boat in a couple years.
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    Marlee, one would think it is about time to get back in a boat. You have been away for to long.

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