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    Default Berghauer Brothers Win the Parker 9 Hour 1973: Meet Them At The Reunion

    I don't think I'll make this reunion, it is 60 degrees in California, today, 1/18/2017. It will take me til June to warm up.
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    Don't let cool weather scare you off. Thanks to global warming it's 48 today-who knows what it will be by March 18th. Besides, we now have heat in most of the buildings here.
    Another great a attraction would be the Packer Hall Of Fame and/or a tour of Lambeau Field.
    GO PACK GO!
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    Just wondering. I never met the Berghauer brothers although I have heard a lot about them. I know a lot of the boat racers numbers. Looks to me like Bobby Witt's boat number ?36 and a pit man with a T shirt 36. Like I said up front.....Just wondering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    Just wondering. I never met the Berghauer brothers although I have heard a lot about them. I know a lot of the boat racers numbers. Looks to me like Bobby Witt's boat number ?36 and a pit man with a T shirt 36. Like I said up front.....Just wondering.
    Wayne,

    Under the straps of the hip boots it looks like a 5, not a 6, Berghauers # was 138. The 3rd place OMC entry was me & Bill Muncey. I drove over 5 hours in that race because of steering issues, we could have won. I made up some laps but was still 2 down.
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    Note that they are refueling the boat with the motor still running. Dee Berghauer once told me that they had some electrical issue (battery?) and couldn't restart the motor so they had to catch the boat with the motor still running and hold it up enough to keep it in place while refueling an possibly a driver change.
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    Default Two Cents Worth of Parker Pit Stops

    It is a long time pasted, but the rules said, "Engines must be stopped, when fueling." I think, these C-6 or T2X's, what ever they were called, sucked reeds big time. Once the reeds were gone, they just about couldn't get them re fired. Seems, Billy Seebold lost Havasu one year, maybe the fall of 1972, because his motor had sucked reeds and wouldn't re start.

    I blew a fuse in my 235 Evinrude, so it had to be rope started, so the last two pit stops I didn't shut the motor off.

    In the old day, pretty much if you last 9 hours, no one care how you managed to do it.

    Team Mercury was bold as hell to stop a race boat, lift it, fuel it and change drivers, and never let the motor die.

    The run on stopped motors was really for the inboards as they had hot header, right next to the gas caps.

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    I'm guessing that they were under the wing of Team Mercury. It looks like the guy up on top is Jim Merten Sr.
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    Default 1967 Havasu: Berghauer Brothers Are Leading Overall

    They were driving a cut down 21 Glastron with triple Evinrudes. They had a big lead, but someone did not calculate gas mileage and they ran out just before the two hour mark.
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