Results released

Lobster boats converge on Rockland

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 24, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham In one of several races, Maxed Out, driven by Spencer Thompson (33.5 mph) beats out Francisco Labon, operated by John L. Bickford, Jr., at the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Associations competition June 16 in Rockland.

Rockland — Although there was a stiff breeze and a few rain drops, a posse of area lobster boats met up in Rockland Harbor for the annual Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association's second event of the season June 16.

This year's fastest boat was Cameron Crawford's Wild Wild West, which suffered a broken steering arm in last year's competition.

Race results released June 24 are as follows:

WORK BOATS UNDER 24 FEET

Race 1 – CLASS A Skiffs 16 feet and under with outboards up to 30 hp, Operator 18 years and younger -- 1) Nugget, William Tierney (24.4 mph).

Race 2 – CLASS B Inboards, outboards or outdrives, 31 to 90 hp -- 1) Zippin’, David Noyes (42.5 mph); 2) Naden, Frank Bennett; and 3) Nugget, Cameron Murphy.

Race 3 – CLASS C Inboards, outboards or outdrives, 91 hp and up -- 1) Casco Miss, David Johnston (48.7 mph); and 2) Mitch, Harper Conover.

GAS-POWERED WORK BOATS 24 FEET AND UP

Race 4 – Gasoline Class A – 4 & 6 cylinder 24 feet and over -- no entrants.

Race 5 - Gasoline Class B - V-8 up to 375 cid, 24 feet and up -- 1) Wide Open, Wayne Rich (32 mph); and 2) J. T. Bean, Michael Clayton.

Race 6 - Gasoline Class C - V8, 376 to 525 cid, 28 feet and over -- 1) Black Diamond, Randy Durkee.

Race 7 - Gasoline Class D - V-8, 376 to 540 cid, 28 feet and over -- 1) Little Girl, Shawn Alley (51.1 mph).

Race 8 - Gasoline Class E - V-8, Over 525cid, 28 feet and over, superchargers/turbos -- 1) Bud & Dawn, Steve Johnson (53.6 mph); and 2) Maria’s Nightmare, Jeremy Beal.

DIESEL-POWERED WORK BOATS 24 FEET AND UP

Race 9 - Diesel Class A - Up to 235 hp, 24 to 31 feet -- 1) High Hopes, Kevin Hornby (26.2 mph); and 2) Queen’s Lady, Gary Hatch.

Race 10 - Diesel Class B - Up to 235 hp, 32 feet and over -- 1) Hello Darlin’ II, Cory McDonald (20.5 mph); 2) Karen Lynn, Bill Oliver; and 3) Miss Kylee, Ed Shirley.

Race 11 - Diesel Class C - 236 to 335 hp, 24 to 33 feet -- 1) Venom, Steven Osgood (36.6 mph); and 2) Last Design, Roy Fagonde.

Race 12 - Diesel Class D - 236 to 335 hp, 34 feet over -- 1) Briella Grace, Kaleb Campbell.

Race 13 - Diesel Class E - 336 to 435 hp, 24 to 33 feet -- 1) High Voltage, Dan Sawyer (37.2 mph); 2) Whirlwind, Robert Curtis; and 3) Emma G., Kathy Lymburner.

Race 14 - Diesel Class F - 336 to 435 hp, 34 feet and over -- 1) Ms. Rose, Ed Torosian (35.3 mph); 2) Aiden Mariner, Winfred Alley; 3) Hooligan, Deven Haskell; 4) Bad Obsession, Sean Haskell; and 5) Southern Comfort, Avery Waterman.

Race 15 - Diesel Class G - 436 to 550 hp, 28 to 35 feet -- 1) Right Stuff, Dana Beal (34.2 mph); 2) Jaylin Lucas, Johnathan Jones; and 3) Seacock, Todd Ritchie.

Race 16 - Diesel Class H - 436 to 550 hp, 36 feet and over -- 1) All In, Jeremy Tyler (38 mph); 2) Miss Norma, Dean Beal; 3) Risky Business, Kyle Look; and 4) Margaret Ann, Jeremiah MacDonald.

Race 17 - Diesel Class I - 551 to 700 hp, 28 to 35 feet -- 1) Triple X, Colby Oakes (42 mph); and 2) Misty, Chris Smith.

Race 18 - Diesel Class J – 551 to 700 hp, 36 feet and over -- 1) Gold Digger, Heather Thompson (41.9 mph); 2) Miss Katie, Nick Wiberg; 3) Hard Goin’, Jason McDonald; and 4) Quickstep, Kevin Glover.

Race 19 - Diesel Class K – 701 to 900 hp, 28 feet and over -- 1) Money, Love & Dreams, Richard Williams.

Race 20 – Diesel Class L – 901 hp, 28 feet and over -- 1) Motivation, Tom Clemons (50 mph).

Race 21 – Diesel Class M(A) – 40 feet and over, up to 500 hp -- 1) Sea Urchin, Alan Knowlton.

Race 22 – Diesel Class M(B) – 40 feet and over, 501 to 750 hp -- 1) Miss Amity, Jason Chipman (36.9 mph); 2) Kimberly Ann, Eric Beal; 3) Hannah Louise, Robert Alley; 4) Tied Together, Michael Ross; and 5) Pull & Pray, Justin Papkee.

Race 23 – Diesel Class N – 40 feet and over, 750 hp and over -- 1) Maxed Out, Spencer Thompson (33.5 mph); 2) Kayla Anne, Joshua Beal; 3) Francisco Labon, John L. Bickford, Jr.; and 4) Miss Jessica, Parker Murphy.

Race 24.Class O. Non-working boats, any length, any horsepower -- 1) Wild Wild West, Cameron Crawford (53.3 mph).

Race 25 - Gasoline Free-for-All -- 1) Little Girl, Shawn Alley (50 mph); 2) Bud & Dawn, Steve Johnson; 3) Maria’s Nightmare, Jeremy Beal; 4) Wide Open, Wayne Rich; and 5) Black Diamond, Randy Durkee.

Race 26 - Diesel Free for All -- 1) Wild Wild West, Cameron Crawford (56.6 mph); 2) Motivation, Tom Clemons; 3) Gold Digger, Heather Thompson; 4) Miss Katie, Nick Wiberg; 5) Triple X, Colby Oakes; 6) High Voltage, Dan Sawyer; 7) All In, Jeremy Tyler; Last Design, Roy Fagonde; and 9) Risky Business, Kyle Look.

Race 27 - Wooden Boats A (up to 35 feet 11 inches) -- 1) Little Girl, Shawn Alley (35.5 mph); 2) Wide Open, Wayne Rich; 3) Emma G., Kathy Lymburner; 4) Queen’s Lady, Gary Hatch; 5) Roar, Jim Lee; and 6) J. T. Bean, Michael Clayton.

Race 28 - Wooden Boats B (36 feet and over) -- 1) Sari Ann, Vance Bunker.

Race 29 - Fastest Lobster Boat --1) Wild Wild West, Cameron Crawford (57.1 mph); 2) Little Girl, Shawn Alley; 3) Motivation, Tom Clemons; and 4) Gold Digger, Heather Thompson.

The next local races will take place in Friendship July 21.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

Lobster boats converge on Rockland
(Video by: Beth A. Birmingham and Tyler Southard)
Lobster boat enthusiasts and curious onlookers line Rockland Breakwater June 16. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Racing to the finish line. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Triple X, driven by Colby Oakes, heads across the finish line June 16. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Miss Amity, left, driven by Jason Chipman, and Hannah Louise, driven by Robert Alley, finish one of the heats June 16. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Several boats tied up together to enjoy the lobster boat races in Rockland Harbor June 16. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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