Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, July 24th, 2019. – The Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) is proud to confirm the participation of the Schaller Racing Team, GP-39, for the 2020 season.
After a long absence the Schaller family announced their return to the Grand Prix class. The owners, Diane, Justin and Maryann Schaller bought a Ron Jones designed hull, formerly owned by George and Sandy Kennedy.
“We are excited to join HRL as GP-39. It will be driven by Scott Liddycoat. The team plans to make its first appearance at the races in Detroit and then be on the circuit in 2020. We would like to thank HRL and all the people who made this possible, “said the new owners.
Remember that the Schaller family began boat racing in 1987 with a JSS class boat and then continued in the 5 litre class on the American side. They have won several Championships including a UIM World Championship in Hampton, VA in addition to setting a World Record on a one mile course at Pontiac Lake, MI.
As they have already raced Ron Jones designed boats the choice of this acquisition was obvious. Experience in setting up boats of this design will most likely be an asset to the team.
In conclusion the 2020 Hydroplane Racing League season promises to be filled with excitement on the Grand Prix side! “We are confident that the Schaller family will bring with them their experience and professionalism,” said Didier-Bernard Séguin, Commissioner of the HRL.