Denis Bourbonnais: Journal Saint-François – special collaboration

A racing team from the region will be able to count on a new boat that should be more efficient next season in Hydro 350 in the Hydroplane Racing League.

Erik Allard and his father Louis took over Derec Smith’s former H-13 “H8 Cancer Team”, which recently moved to Michael Grendell’s “Bad Influence” H-79 camp.

It is therefore at the controls of a new “Big Decision” H-4 that the young driver from Châteauguay Erik Allard will make his first starts at the Cambridge Maryland Regatta in May 2020. The son of Louis Allard, the latter being from de Beauharnois, succeeded the father on board the “H-4” at the beginning of the last campaign.

Despite a few incidents, including a severe loss of control at the Valleyfield Regatta, Erik Allard followed the pace he set during his rookie year and showed good driving skills.

The “Big Decision” Daoust-Leboeuf designed boat will head to the “Hydroplane Valleyfield” workshop in Huntingdon and the HRL group will decide whether the hull will be returned to service depending on the condition of the boat.

NB: Erik Allard will drive the H-13 “H8 Cancer Team”, Derec Smith’s former boat in 2020 in the Hydro 350 class.

(Photo: HRL)