Sandusky, Ohio- Saturday July 20, 1996
Sandusky Offshore Grand Prix- The Dennis Kaiser Invitational
The brisk northwest wind has slacked somewhat on Lake Erie but racers still
report five foot caps in the main body of the Lake today off Cedar Point
Beach during very limited pre-race testing. NOAA predicts good conditions
for tomorrow's races and water conditions under 2 feet are expecteed. There
is a secondary course in the bay south of Johnson Island which will be used
if conditions demand it. Both courses are identical nine mile rectangles.
The Divisional class boats will run first at noon followed by the Dennis
Kaiser Invitational at 2 P.M. The divisional boats will complete 8-9 laps
depending upon class and the national class boats will complete 10-12 laps.
Ohio Steel and Jaws are running in their home waters and are strong local
favorites. Heavy Metal with throttleman Joey Imprescia on the sticks is
expected to be very fast on this course and the incredible duel between Nuff
Respect and Alcone Motorsports enters a new phase as they compete for the
first time in fresh water. High marks go to Dennis Kaiser and the Jaws team
for organizing what should prove to be one of the most interesting races of
the 1996 Offshore season. Great Lakes racing gets cranked up a notch tomorrow.
Carl Hunt Hays III
Offshore Powerboat Racing Correspondent