Its been a roller coaster ride for the MitiGator Powerboat this season, they started out extremely hot by winning in dominating fashion at the season opener in Ocean City Maryland. But since then the team had experienced a bunch of engine troubles and at one race while getting to the race course the boat experienced a huge wave and actually hydro-locked the engine as well as damaged the boat. Throughout all of this thought the team was always very competitive but hadn’t been able to capture another victory before heading to the O.P.A. World championships this past weekend.
The first race was on friday, the way that they determine the world champion is by running 2 races and then the team with the highest averaging finish is declared the winner. However engine problems would again strike the MitiGator Powerboat team as a fuel pump seized up. This would leave the team scrambling on Saturday to try to find a new fuel pump and get it installed before Sunday’s final race.
The MitiGator powerboat would make it back out to the racing action on Sunday, but with little hopes of winning the overall world championship all the team could do was go out and win! And win they would, again dominating after a first turn that included having to miss a coast guard boat that was out of position. “If we did not back off when we did I’m sure we would have killed the 2 men in the other boat.” Said driver Warren Miller. After the mishap the team would take off and win in dominating fashion. But because of their bad luck on friday the team would rebound to finish 4th in the World Championship standings. From all of us at MitiGatorinc.com we want to congratulate Driver Warren Miller and Throttle-man Al Colbertson on a successful 2010!