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1982 Gilmore Special

1982 Gilmore Special

Owner/Driver: Bobby Colean

Hometown: Richland, WA

Yearly Boat Points Finishes

2022: 994 points, 33rd of 38 boats

2021: 4824 points, 7th of 32 boats

2020: Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019: 469 points, 30th of 31 boats

2018: Did not participate

2017: 7094 points, 5th of 18 boats

2016: 11764 points, 1st of 16 boats

2015: 12913 points, 2nd of 14 boats

Unlimited Hydroplane Info


Hull #7474

The Gilmore debuted in 1974 as the Valu-Mart. It campaigned as many boats throughout the 70s, including the Olympia Beer, Natural Light, Circus Circus, and finally the Gilmore in 1982. There are talks of plans to restore the boat at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum; Dave Bartush of Detroit owned it last.

In 1982, the boat ran as the U-13. Scott Pierce drove the boat for a few races, and Steve Reynolds did the rest after Pierce quit because he was not getting paid by the team (Perfect 10 Racing) and its owner, Mary Anglewicz. As the U-13, the Gilmore ran 4 races; its best finish was a 6th at Madison. It ran as the U-51 Gilmore Special for 1 race at Houston. It finished 12th in high points.

1982 Gilmore Special

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