2021 Champions

Reigning champions in the District 8 Points Series.


John Hogan

John first joined District 8 at age 14 in 1981 with his father Charlie. They built a B-Mono as their first boat, followed by an A Stock tunnel. By 1984 he had built a pair of Sport 40s and the love for hydroplanes grew into a life-long passion. This is such a great hobby for all ages and skill levels which is what kept him into model boating for the past 41 years.

Like many of our club members, his passion for building, designing and racing model hydroplanes led John into full-size inboard hydroplane racing in the Grand National and Unlimited Light classes from 1995 through 2002. Model boating never left his blood though, and for the past ten years he has not had to risk life, limb or bank account to enjoy the same experience but on a smaller scale.

“I love the people, the race sites are mostly in scenic parks, and the competition is always there if you want it– as several of our member hold national titles and records. After 41 years at this hobby, I have never stopped learning about new build techniques, designs and race strategies. This hobby simply has so much to offer at every corner and I am proud of this past season’s results!” – John Hogan




5425 Points

Van’s Racing Lynx
O.S. Max VII

John started racing in District 8 in 1981 at age 14 and started racing A-tunnels with his dad Charlie.  He drove his Lynz tunnel to one race win and an impressive four 2nd place finishes.


A MONOCraig Dickson

3194 Points

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Craig missed the first couple races of the season but came back strong winning two races and taking home the A Mono high point trophy.

B MONOJim Mamaril

4575 Points

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Jim took home two race victories and two second place finishes on his way to the 2021 Championship in B Mono.


GAS MONOMark Anderson

5369 Points

Zenoah 260 PUM

In Mark’s 43 years of racing in District 8 he has won several district championships, along with 10 National Championships in APBA and NAMBA, and 3 Canadian National Championships in multiple classes. In 2004, Mark was inducted into the NAMBA Hall of Fame.


SPORT 20Jeff Barnhart

6150 Points

Snake Sport 20
O.S. Speed .21 xz-m

Jeff has been racing since 2008 and has had a lot of success in the Sport 20 class over the years. He has won multiple District 8 Championships, held the Sport 20 2 lap world record on two different occasions and is the 2019 Sport 20 National Champion. This is his second consecutive District 8 Championship in the class.


SPORT 40Jim Hagan

5625 Points

Mutt Sport 40
CMB .45 (Red Head)

Jim has been racing since 1997. He’s won several district championships over the years, and this is his second consecutive Sport .40 title. Jim’s advice is “win some heats, finished most heats, and as they say it all adds up!!”



7475 Points

Zipp Kits SLR Missile
Zenoah 260 PUM

Greg has won multiple district Championships over the last 25 years. This is his first in Gas Thunderboat and he did it in commanding fashion. Greg won four out of six races and beat second place by 5,456 points.

OPEN HYRDOCraig Dickson

1700 Points

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3s KNEELERJim Hagen

4850 Points

Dunlap – 3s Kneeler
Electric Outboard

Winning three out of five races Jim was able to knock off last years champion Bill Mowatt, and class originator Jerry Dunlap, to claim the 3s Kneeler championship.


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