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1971-72 Pride of Pay'n Pak

1971-72 Pride of Pay'n Pak

Owner/Driver: Brent Edinger

Yearly Boat Points Finishes

2023: 3116 points, 20th of 40 boats

2022: 7466 points, 8th of 43 boats

2021: 2100 points, 28th of 55 boats

Unlimited Hydroplane Info


Hull #7025

The Pride of Pay'n Pak first debuted in 1970 as a twin-engined cabover hydroplane, powered by twin hemis. The boat and team struggled, and the hull was configured to a traditional hull with a Merlin for the 1971 season. Billy Schumacher drove the boat in 1971, as the team went to all 9 races and collected three straight wins to end the season in Seattle, Eugene, and Dallas. They finished 3rd in national high points.

In 1972, Schumacher and Bill Sterett shared the cockpit. The team finished 2nd in national high points, while winning the President's Cup in Washington DC. After 1972, the Pay'n Pak team built the famed Winged Wonder, and this hull was sold to Bernie Little to race as the Miss Budweiser.

1971-72 Pride of Pay'n Pak

Photo credit to Bill Osborne

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