The World Speed Record Setting
Superior Racing Unlimited Hydroplane Team
Dr. Ken Muscatel Team Owner
Roger Newton Crew Chief
Jay Leckrone Engine Specialist
Jim Bakke, Jr. Hull Specialist
Tony Perman Computer and Electronics
Tom Alfano Gearbox and Technician
Gary Scott Gearbox and Engine Systems
Chip VanAntwerp Hull and Systems Specialist
Dave Papp Technician
J.W. Myers Technician
Additional Crew Members include Gail Whitestine, Rod Hewitson, Marty Parker,
Ben Betsch, John Podmajerski, Harry Olson, Jimmy Olson and Rick Studder.
Pictured from left to right (front row) Marty Parker, Ben Betsch, Rod Hewitson, Gary Scott, Russ Wicks, Dynamic Darrel, and Roger Newton. (back row) Tony Perman, Gail Whitestine, Dave Papp, and Jim Bakke, Jr.
Superior Racing, based in Seattle, Washington, competes on the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing tour. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Ken Muscatel, the team first campaigned the hull of a former Winston Eagle with Muscatel behind the wheel. In 1997, Superior Racing joined with Northwest Unlimited Motorsports on the U-14 (former T-Plus) entry. The following year, the combination captured their highest race finish - second place in the Indiana Governor's Cup in Madison, Indiana.
In 1999, Northwest Unlimited co-owner Rick Campbell built a brand-new hull, the current U-25 Miss Freei. Out of only four events last season, the U-25 hull qualified for the final heat on three occasions. For 2000, and the World Water Speed Record attempt, the boat features a number of advancements to the skid fin, rudder assembly, drivetrain, intake cowling, canards and cockpit, as well as other refinements.
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