View Full Version : 1990 PRO Nationals

02-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Here is the story of the 1990 PRO Nationals on Lake DePue. Starting of with some program pages.

02-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Next up is the race recap from Propeller magazine , thanks again to R.C. Hawie for the articles , and some local newspaper stories. I apologize for the quality of some of the articles.

02-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Here is the final set of newspaper stories , these were taken off microfilm so the quality is not the best.

02-12-2014, 09:24 PM
The last pages

02-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Thanks for sharing great to see alot of old friends. I liked the article about Chick and will let him know its here. Also forgot my brother won the Novice 350 class that year. Nice picture of Deans 1100r but you cant knock having Old Bull Moose in a runabout especially with 2 people I had forgot he won as well.

02-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Thanks Todd. I have a question for you or anyone who may the answer. It seems the west coast dominated the novice 350 class , why was that ?

02-13-2014, 12:34 PM
I will take a shot and try to answer your question and will probably be in the bleachers somewhere with my answer. The West Coast had plenty of motors available with the yamato 80 at that time here. They were easy to get people into the class because it was affordable, you could run a few hydro classes with a prop change as I remember with the same motor. But the most was they had a lot of seat time with one rig. There also eliminations in that class for along time here and we raced 12 races and went into the winter Nationals so not a lot of time not racing. If I remember you could run Novice, 20ssh, and RB hydro I believe as we did a few times.
So I think they had a lot of seat time and had the motors, boats and set ups dialed in. I do not want to take anything away from anyone from any other State as I do not know what they all ran I am only speaking of our region here in Ca. In fact I even owned one of those rigs but never ran. Another story there lol!!!!

03-14-2014, 04:22 PM
Found some more local newspaper articles . The pictures are a little hard to make out.