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Cents Less Racing Announces Ken Brodie III as Driver of the S-50

Cents Less Racing, a leading hydroplane racing team, is excited to announce that Ken Brodie III will be driving the S-50 in the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) 2.5-litre class in 2023. Ken is a third-generation driver with a long family history in hydroplane racing.


The Brodie family has a storied and impressive background in the world of hydroplane racing, with numerous championship titles and accolades to their name. Ken Brodie Sr., a fierce competitor, was a renowned driver in the Grand Prix class and received the Life Achievement Award at the HRL Champions Gala in 2023, a recognition from his peers for his exceptional career. Ken Brodie, his son, is a key member of the Cents Less Racing team, still driving the GP-50. The family’s involvement in hydroplane racing extends beyond the Brodies, with Don Less, Ken Brodie III’s grandfather, being a prominent figure in the sport and contributing to the family’s rich legacy. With Ken Brodie III now driving the S-50, the Brodie and Less families continue their tradition as leading figures in the competitive world of hydroplane racing.


“I am proud to share time with my family, and I see a lot of potential in Ken,” says his father Ken Brodie. “He has a natural talent for racing and has been a long-time member of our Grand Prix team. I am excited to see him take on this new challenge and represent our family name in the 2.5 class.”


Don Less, the owner of Cents Less Racing and Ken’s grandfather, adds:

“I see a lot of talent in him. He will be a great competitor, and he has what it takes to win. It’s an honor to have him drive for our team.”


Behind the wheel of the S-50

During the upcoming 2023 season on the HRL circuit, Ken Brodie III will be taking the wheel of the S-50, one of the three hydroplanes that will be campaigned by Cents Less Racing. The team’s other boats include the F-50, which will be driven by Eddie Kanfoush, and the GP-50, which Ken Brodie will be driving. With this strong lineup of talented drivers and powerful hydroplanes, the Cents Less Racing team is poised for success in the ultra-competitive world of hydroplane racing.


While Ken’s main focus continues to be on his junior hockey ambitions, he is excited to gain some valuable experience in the 2.5-litre class. He tested the F-43 last September and demonstrated an immediate understanding of the core essentials needed to drive the boat.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to drive for Cents Less Racing and represent my family in the sport of hydroplane racing,” says Ken Brodie III. “I have a lot to learn, but I am excited to take on this new challenge and compete at the highest level.”

The HRL is one of the premier hydroplane racing circuits in the world, attracting top-level talent and competitive teams from across North America. The league features multiple classes of boats, ranging from the Grand Prix class to the 2.5-litre class. With its thrilling speed and intense competition, HRL events draw in passionate fans and enthusiasts from around the globe, making it an exciting and exhilarating sport to watch.