TEAM Allen Lawn Care&Landscaping – Bagnell Strip – Lake Race 2017 – Lake of the Ozarks
As this year draws to a close, it is always a pleasure to recall notable achievements. Clearly having the honor to participate in Ken’s brother and nephew’s 2017 campaign toward earning a National and World Championship in Super Boat International (SBI) offshore racing is a true highlight. In their first full season of offshore racing was Billy Allen at the throttle (brother) and his son Andrei as the driver who piloted the 30′ Phantom through every condition of seas, from calm to extreme, inland lakes to open oceans. At only 19 years old, Andrei was the youngest in the cockpit for all of offshore racing in 2017. Though the TEAM is based in Des Moines, Iowa, the port-of-call is at the Lake of the Ozarks.
There were 5 teams with a port-of-call from the Lake of the Ozarks in competition in the past season. In the top class of Superboat Extreme was National Champion WAKE EFFECTS. The Lake was represented by two entries in the Superboat class: M-CON Racing and World & National Champion PERFORMANCE BOAT CENTER. In their first season of offshore racing, competing in the SuperStock class was CR Racing. And of course TEAM ALLEN LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPING was competing in Manufacturer Production 4 class. An incredible 3 out of 7 classes featured LAKE teams earning NATIONAL Championships!
Hat’s off to all the teams, sponsors and fans, as the mutual respect and support of the Lake teams throughout the season at all events was unmatched by any other region. Indeed ‘the Lake of the Ozarks’ turned heads in offshore racing in 2017!!
Although the year started with a small disappointment in Cocoa Beach, a mechanical issue yielded a third place finish; however, the balance of the year was PERFECT!
Nothing less than top honors for the remainder of the season!!!
FIRST Place OPA (Offshore Powerboat Association) at the Lake of the Ozarks;
FIRST Place SBI at Cleveland/Mentor OH;
FIRST Place SBI at Michigan City, OH;
TOP GUN Shootout at Lake of the Ozarks (Single Vee);
FIRST Place NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SBI at Clearwater Beach, FL;
FIRST Place WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SBI at Key West, FL;
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE 2017 Super Boat International all-class award.
Yes, Darn proud of the TEAM! And delighted to be a small part of it.
See the Andrei Allen interview after LAKE RACE at the Lake of the Ozarks coverage by KRCG TV:
See an end of season interview on CWlive in Iowa of Billy Allen with Lou Sipolt:
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