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National Modified Hydroplane

National Modified Hydroplane

The National Modified hydroplane (NM) offers speeds of 140 mph to the serious competitor, utilizing automotive and marine non-supercharged engines ranging from 4-cylinder and V-6 up to 368 cubic inch V-8 engines, carbureted and fuel injected.

National Modified Hydroplane Specifications

Minimum Length:17'
Minimum Weight:1255-1900 lbs. depending on engine type including driver
Engine:4 cylinder, V-6 and up to 368 cubic in. V-8 configurations
Fuel:Methanol 'alcohol' or racing gasoline per APBA specs
Approximate Speed:140mph

National Modified Hydroplane High Point Winners

YearDriver/OwnerRacesPoints
2021B J MADURI3545
2020JAMES SARTIN1180
2019B J MADURI61200
2018TOM NEWMAN81068
2017GREG ISAAC5435
2016 BUDGET BUSTER RACING91040
2015TOM NEWMAN81360
2014BRENT HARNACK91235
2013 BUDGET BUSTER RACING101070
2012LEMUEL A THOMPSON III101285
2011MACK ELLIOTT112065
2010MACK ELLIOTT151335
2009MACK ELLIOTT152703
2008KENNY BOWYER152540
2007DENNIS JOHNSON153013
2006DARRYL MONETTE153066
2005STEVE WEBSTER152110
2004MIKE WEBSTER152760
2003GEORGE KENNEDY JR142650
2002GEORGE KENNEDY JR131893

National Modified Hydroplane National Champions

YearDriver/Owner
2021B J MADURI
2019B J MADURI
2018TOM NEWMAN
2016 BUDGET BUSTER RACING
2015 BUDGET BUSTER RACING
2014 BUDGET BUSTER RACING
2013PATRICK BERTRAM
2012LEMUEL A THOMPSON III
2010BOBBY MURRAY
2009LARRY LAUTERBACH
2008DENNIS JOHNSON
2007BOB MOORE
2006DARRYL MONETTE
2005LARRY LAUTERBACH
2004MIKE WEBSTER
2003ALEX STEWART

National Modified Hydroplane Records

RecordSiteDriver/OwnerSpeed
5 mile/3 laps
WORLD
Sep 19, 1998
Yelm, WA
Terry Troxell
Bob Schults
115.510
5 mile/4 laps
WORLD
Jul 10, 2010
Olympia, WA
Kip Brown
Kip Brown
111.864
5 mile/5 laps
APBA
Mar 2, 2014
Lakeland, FL
Thom Heins
Budget Buster Racing
102.087
Kilo
APBA
Oct 10, 2010
Lincoln City, OR
Jeffrey Bernard
Mack Elliot
153.693
1/4 mile
APBA
Oct 2, 2016
Lincoln City, OR
Josh Harnack
Josh and Brent Harnack
154.506