Jack Regas Memorial – ERCU Race #2
This race had been known as the ERCU Apple Cup since its inception in 2010, when Ben Keller created the event, complete with an exhibition race drawing as many boats as possible that ran in the 1957 Apple Cup in Chelan, Wash., to recreate that final heat. After Jack Regas passed away in early 2014, Keller requested permission from the ERCU Contest Board to change the name of the event to the Jack Regas Memorial, in honor of the onetime Hawaii Ka’i III driver, who had not only met with Keller to see his models of the “Pink Lady”, but also followed the boat’s seasons in ERCU and ESU. After ERCU high points championships in 2011 and 2012, Keller presented Regas with plaques commemorating the wins.
Jack Regas meant a lot to not only the Hawaii Ka’i history, Keller, and Choral Enterprises, but also to unlimited hydroplane racing in general. ERCU is proud to have an event named for his memory.
Three preliminary heats of five laps each for modern and vintage classes
First and second connies for modern and vintage (depending on number of boats).
First connie winner advances to the final as a trailer. Second connie winner advances to the first connie as a trailer
Second place boat in the first connie is an alternate for the final
Winner-take-all championship finals for modern and vintage
Vintage class boats may run their choice of props