1969 Pride of Pay 'n Pak
Record Run Doesn't Pay Off
And in May Spokane's newest Pride of Pay'n Pak, was pak'd off all the way to Guntersville, Alabama, and smooth water for an assault on the propeller-driven craft speed record of 200.419 mph. National sports TV was there, all the officials. The try went on for five days, but all of the effort wasnt payn off this time. But Dave Heerensperger, president of a chain of stores on the coast, is not through trying. This is his third hydro and he feels that it will have a strong year in unlimited-class racing. It is a revolutionary design as pointed out in previous issues of this column.
There was one interesting tie-in note. Driver Tommy Fults, Rookie-of-the-Year in '68, wore the new life support system and reported it is comfortable, it did not hamper his action and it gave a feeling of confidence to the driver.
(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, July 1969, p.31)
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