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1969-71 Notre Dame

1969-71 Notre Dame

Owner/Driver: Marc Connelly

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Yearly Boat Points Finishes

2022: 7286 points, 7th of 42 boats

2021: 809 points, 27th of 32 boats

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Hull #6907

The Notre Dame debuted in 1969 and raced until 1971, when it was destroyed at Seattle with Billy Sterret Jr. driving. Leif Borgesen drove the boat for its first two years on the circuit. It never won a race, but did finish 2nd four times.

The boat made its debut in Guntersville, Alabama, on June 8th for the Dixie Cup. With Borgesen at the wheel, it finished fourth in its debut race. It would finish the 1969 season 4th in points, finishing 2nd in Owensboro and the Tri-Cities. In 1970 Borgesen returned as the pilot, taking a best of 2nd at the Gold Cup in San Diego and finishing 2nd in points. In 1971, Billy Sterett Jr. took over the helm as the boat finished a best of 3rd in Tri-Cities and finishing 6th in points.

1969-71 Notre Dame

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