Local Boat Racer gets Statement Win heading into 2020 Season
Local powerboat racer Dustin Terry achieved a statement win for his team, McCollough Racing, at a recent event in Bradenton, Florida.
“It was a big boost of confidence for the team,” Terry said. “It was a great way to start off the year.”
Although it was not an official race of the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship series that McCollough Racing is a part of, the team still got to show off the hard work it has been putting in this off-season.
“Our team finished second overall in the championship last year,” Terry said. “So this off-season, we’ve kind of been hungry and ready to get back out there.”
Terry participated in all of the qualifying heats and final 30-lap race that weekend while dealing with an ACL injury. He postponed his knee surgery after answering the call, shortly before the event, to replace his teammate who was unable to attend.
McCollough also get some revenge on last year’s NGK champions, who are from that area, as they chased Terry virtually the entire 30-lap final.
“Everyone was there to come out swinging. Nobody likes losing,” Terry said. “It was just a great overall weekend and a good battle and good race.”
Now Terry has to get his postponed surgery done and make sure he and his Formula One (F1) tunnel boat are ready to go before the first NGK F1 Powerboat Championship event in early May.
“We still have some work to do,” he said, “but I feel we’re going to be ready for the 2020 season.”