1983 American Speedy Printing (Red, Yellow, White)
Owner/Driver: Mike Cathey
Hometown: Lake Forest Park, WA
Yearly Boat Points Finishes
2022: 1500 points, 30th of 43 boats
2021: 1294 points, 35th of 55 boats
2020: Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019: 1717 points, 31st of 59 boats
2018: 750 points, T-44th of 58 boats
2017: 1769 points, 34th of 63 boats
2016: 1000 points, 39th of 57 boats
2015: 394 points, 50th of 55 boats
Unlimited Hydroplane Info
One of the most-sponsored hulls in history, the U-40 American Speedy Printing was born in 1982 as the U-8 Executone. It raced two races as the Executone with George Johnson at the wheel. Then for the northwest races, it raced as the U-55 Oh Boy! Oberto with Scott Pierce driving.
In 1983, Fred Leland took over the cockpit and the boat was returned to its familiar blue and white scheme. Leland drove the boat for the first six races of the season, then it became the U-100 KISW / Miss Rock andfinally the U-40 Miss Houston.
The boat finished ninth in national high points during the 1983 season, with a best finish of fifth at the Atlas Van Lines Cup in Romulus, New York.
Photo by Larry Wilson in Detroit