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    John,
    Was the Albany to NYC race your Dad ran in '65 by chance. I was there three times and that was the worse. When we rounded West Point I wondered if we had missed Ft. Lee and headed into the Atlantic. We finished second in FE running a flat bottom 13' Allision. If I had been smarter we could have won. Earlier in the race we passed the class winners Mike Quale and the late Herman Haggerman.
    That's the only race I ever ran that I received a certificate from the state for completion.
    What year did a certain college boy from Califorina brag the night before how fast he was going to run the river in a flat bottom DeSilva?

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    1965 - Steve Sherlock / 1964 - John Sherlock Jr. / I think my dad ran in 1965, same year as my brother.. My brother, Steve, was killed in Vietnam just a few years after the 1965 race.
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    1964 I believe was calm. I wasn't there, but I believe that was the year Ted March won FH and Bob Halstead won FI both in flat bottom Allisons.

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    1964 Al Wood, 1st FI
    Bob Halstead 2nd FI
    Ted March DNF FH broke at Poughkeepie while leading

    1965 Ted March 1st FH

    1966 Ted March 2nd FH

    All flat Bottom Allisons
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    Barbara "Bobbie" Eldredge 1957-2006

    3rd generation racer- daughter of Marshall Eldredge, Jr.

    1994 125ccH National Champion, 1100ccR National Champion (deck rider)
    1980 ASH Region 5 Champion

    We miss you Mom!

    Jon Eldredge

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    Nick Davis & Gerry Drake

    Both taken from us at Lake Depue, Nick in 500 Sprint Hydro last year and Gerry testing his 500 Hydro in 1994.

    Guys I grew up with and looked up to, you will not be forgotten!



    Jon Eldredge

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    Boat racer Jack "Doc" Welte passed awat last night at 7:30. He was surrounded by family and a few close friends.
    Jack raced and was always around the Havre DeGrace racers of Steve Sharp, Bill Roberts and Stu Shane.

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    Ed Simms of the N-10 Ed's Capade fame passed away last week.
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    Default Joe Burgess: Friend

    Fred Bowden told me he was the first one to Joe after his accident in St. Louis. Fred said, "He knew he was dead." Capsules save lives...

    Joe could drive THOSE VEE HULLS......like poetry..

    Here is a picture of Joe driving a 380 Laser 380, like I NOW OWN, I always loved this boat, ESPECIALLY WITH JOE at the wheel...

    We used his picture on our certicates, and I may reprint them again, if for no other reason but to honor JOE....

    You can continue to rest in peace, Joe...Us OLD GUYS are still carrying on the battle!!! I'll never forget you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonHill View Post
    Fred Bowden told me he was the first one to Joe after his accident in St. Louis. Fred said, "He knew he was dead." Capsules save lives...

    Joe could drive THOSE VEE HULLS......like poetry..

    Here is a picture of Joe driving a 380 Laser 380, like I NOW OWN, I always loved this boat, ESPECIALLY WITH JOE at the wheel...

    We used his picture on our certicates, and I may reprint them again, if for no other reason but to honor JOE....

    You can continue to rest in peace, Joe...Us OLD GUYS are still carrying on the battle!!! I'll never forget you!!!
    Joe was the smoothest Allison driver ever. He made the boat run like it was being pulled by a string.
    At an Ohio OPC race Joe had just rigged a new white Allison with a Johnson GT-115. He asked me to check out the rigging. A lady came to the boat accompanied by a gorgeous blonde. Joe introduced them as his mother and sister. It was the first time they had seen him race.
    So the race starts and when they came to the first turn several boats tangled with a big splash. The white Ally was floating upside down. Never forget his mother standing next to me "Wheres Joe?" He'll be okay, I said not really knowing. It seemed like five minutes before he swam clear of the boat and waved knowing his mom was watching. Joe was a great guy and we miss him.

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