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    I'm having trouble finding any information on the PRO Nationals that were at Hinton in 77. There is nothing in the Propeller magazine on it and I was looking for the results. The runabout winners are listed in an ad for DeSilva boats but that is the only information I can find.

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    Dale,
    That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers are long gone, hell I have enough problem remembering what I did the day before.
    Bill

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    Default 1977 National Champions

    Quote Originally Posted by ProHydroRacer View Post
    Dale,
    That's 40 years ago, most of the drivers are long gone, hell I have enough problem remembering what I did the day before.
    Bill
    Son,
    Give the lad a break.By the way, what was your name?

    Bruce

    I checked my 1978 APBA rule book and it has the previous year champions.

    Runabout
    250 Alan Ishii
    350 Ralph Donald
    500 Rex Hall Jr.
    700 The REAL Bruce [Nicholson]
    1100 The REAL Bruce [Nicholson]
    C Ser Hal Tolford

    Hydro
    125 Gary Arthur Pugh [ I may have pulled the rope on that one]
    250 Robert A. Rusnak
    350 Doug Thompson
    500 Jerry Kirts
    700 Jerry Kirts
    1100 Wayne Baldwin
    CSer Hal Tolford



    CONGRATS TO ALL,
    BRUCE
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    That's kind of weird Dale, although now that you mention it, I don't recall the results in Propeller either. I did a story on it for Powerboat. I will scan and send what I wrote about the 1977 Nationals.



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    Thanks Bruce for the run down of finishers. Will tex Ishi in a bit. And what was your last name again lol. Tell everyone hello and be good!!!!

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    Thank you very much Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    That's kind of weird Dale, although now that you mention it, I don't recall the results in Propeller either. I did a story on it for Powerboat. I will scan and send what I wrote about the 1977 Nationals.
    I will gladly take the article and if you have anything on 78 in San Antonio as there isn't much on those Nationals either. Thank you very much Wayne and Bruce , I knew somebody would have it.

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    Being a Region 10 boat racer the name Hal Telford is very familiar to me. Watched him race every weekend. There were lots of C Service boats both hydro and runabout in those days. I think he won both Nationals several times... and hade all the records also.

    His dad, Pop Tolford, ran the Seattle Outboard Novice School back in those days.
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    Pop Augustine and my dad, Bill Weaver, were the race directors. Charlotte Queen was the referee. The race course was huge and this led to many accidents. I believe that the Oak Ridge Boys performed one night with fireworks. The Yamato factory sent a couple drivers to compete in 350cc Hydro. Some guys from Chicago stacked two 350 Yamatos to make a 700cc engine. This was the first time I saw a Yamato 80 which soon became Formula 350 and then 20ss hydro (Pugh's had this). Wayne's article describes the carnage well!

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