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Grand Prix Hydroplane

Grand Prix Hydroplane

Grand Prix Hydroplane - supercharged competition! This professional level GP class provides all the noise and excitement you can handle. The 1500 horsepower blown V-8s, based on big block Chevrolet design, make the most noise and throw the biggest roostertails this side of anywhere! Limitations are few; beyond the 468-cubic inch engine displacement, it's Hot Rod City and up to the ingenuity of the builder. Grand Prix hydros are the biggest and baddest of the bad!

Grand Prix Hydroplane Specifications

Minimum Length:23'
Minimum Weight:2700 lbs. including driver
Engine:Supercharged Big Block Chevrolet V-8, maximum displacement 468 cubic inches
Fuel:Methanol (alcohol) or racing gasoline per APBA specs
Approximate Speed:170mph

Grand Prix Hydroplane High Point Winners

YearDriver/OwnerRacesPoints
20182345
2017BOB SCHELLHASE122573
2016BOB SCHELLHASE101355
2015BOB SCHELLHASE101305
2014BOB SCHELLHASE101345
2013JERRY HOPP121760
2012BOB SCHELLHASE131925
2011BOB SCHELLHASE71215
2010PIERRE MAHEU91668
2009DENNIS JOHNSON101633
2008DENNIS JOHNSON7850
2007ROBERT G ZABADY91095
2006MARIO V MARALDO60
2004MARIO V MARALDO7575
2003KEN BRODIE SR71190
2002KEN BRODIE SR5250

Grand Prix Hydroplane National Champions

YearDriver/Owner
2018
2016MARIO V MARALDO
2015R ROYCE RICHARDS
2011MARIO V MARALDO
2010HUEY NEWPORT
2008DENNIS JOHNSON

Grand Prix Hydroplane Records

RecordSiteDriver/OwnerSpeed
5 mile / 3 laps
APBA
Jun 14, 2015
Soap Lake, WA
Jerry Hopp
Jerry Hopp
110.125
5 mile / 4 laps
APBA
Jul 13, 2014
Olympia, WA
Jamie Nilsen
Scott Pierce
116.89
5 mile / 5 laps
WORLD
Jul 21, 2013
Waterford, MI
Bert Henderson
Bert Henderson
112.768
Kilo
WORLD
Oct 8, 2011
Lincoln City, OR
Jerry Hopp
Jerry Hopp
169.081
1/4 mile
APBA
Apr 2, 2016
Oroville, Ca
Jerry Hopp
Jerry Hopp
170.62