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Promising Weekend of Racing in Cambridge: HRL Season Set to Deliver Thrills

The Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) races held in Cambridge last weekend delivered an exhilarating spectacle despite the windy conditions. The highly anticipated finals took place in the late afternoon, providing moments of pure adrenaline for the attending spectators.



2.5 Litre and Formula 2500 Classes


In the 2.5 Litre boat category, young talent Adam Carruthers (S38) impressively secured the first position, showcasing his skill and mastery of the race. He was closely followed by Sébastien Leduc (S555), who took second place, while rookie Ken Brodie III delivered an impressive performance to finish third.


The Formula 2500 class was also the stage for fierce competition, with John Shaw once again leading the race and securing the first position. Marc Lalonde (F751) and John Peeters (F499) finished second and third respectively, providing intense battles throughout the race.



JSS Class


The JSS class saw Jimmie Stewart (JSS10) claim the top honors, closely followed by Louis-Alexandre Beaudoin (JSS113) and Sam Ewancio (JSS45), both delivering remarkable performances throughout the weekend.



Hydro 350 and Grand Prix Classes


Andrew Tate (H300 and GP88) began the season just as he ended in 2022, taking the first place in the Hydro 350 class, as well as piloting the Hydrofish to victory in the Grand Prix class. His impressive performance demonstrates his undeniable talent and determination to stay at the top. The HRL races were marked by his prowess.


In the Hydro 350 class, Michael Tremblay provided fierce competition, finishing second and earning the applause of spectators. His exceptional performance promises an exciting season in this category. Erick McKenna (H999) also displayed remarkable skills, securing third place.


In the Grand Prix class, Ken Brodie Sr. achieved an impressive second position, while Jack Lupton claimed third place. t is worth noting the presence of both father and son from the Brodie family on the podium during this first weekend of HRL racing, adding a special dimension to the event.



Cambridge Power Boat Racing Association


The HRL would also like to express its sincere gratitude to the organizing committee of the Cambridge Power Boat Racing Association and acknowledge the invaluable contribution of local pilot Tom Thompson and all the volunteers who contributed to the success of this event. Their dedication and hard work created an environment conducive to racing and greatly facilitated the smooth running of the competitions.


Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the HRL races in Cambridge featured a staggering 50 boats. The participation of pilots and teams demonstrates the commitment and passion within the hydroplane racing community, setting the stage for an exciting season filled with competition and memorable moments.



Next Stop: Sorel-Tracy


The HRL looks forward to continuing this thrilling adventure in Sorel-Tracy on June 3rd and 4th, where the best pilots will come together to provide hydroplane racing fans with an unforgettable spectacle. Stay tuned for the latest news from the Hydroplane Racing League to ensure you don’t miss out on the action-packed season that lies ahead.