2004 World Championship Jet Boat Marathon
June 19, 2004 June 25, 2004

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The following is from Kirk Stein, one of the local folks in Marysville that helped put on the race-

I would like to personally thank Ernie and Brandie Fields, Gary and Bev Padgett, Jim and Michelle Ely, and Jim and Marilyn. Without there experience and there dedication to this sport the Worlds this year would have suffered incredibly. Gary spent days on the timing boats with Jim and Marilyn ensuring everything was kept track of as well as hours behind the scenes helping sort through the penalties  each night. Bev and Brandie spent everyday all day out in the Northern California heat keeping track of time on the top end of every leg, then hours back at the hotel tallying everything up. and coordinating it all to the press, both local and in many cases internationally. Jim and Michelle Ely spent the first three days of the races helping us out in more ways then we will probably ever know, Late night trips to office depot etc... Jim and Michelle's knowledge of the rules kept us on track and allowed us to make the right decision on several very tricky penalties.
To the racers themselves, I thank them for there patience and for there sportsmanship, as in every event there are instances of people that probably should not step up and help another team, do it anyway despite the differences they have had in the past or the time to that point what a class act.
To anyone that I forgot to mention here, know that your help was appreciated and if you ever need help do not hesitate to ask me for it.

Thanks again,
Kirk Stein
 
 

Just got these from Gary!
I do have the entire race times, leg by leg in Excel .xls format, courtesy of Gary Padgett.
If you would like them, shoot me an email: Mail Jesse
 
Over All 
Times
5:02:16
5:02:24
5:06:02
5:11:22
5:27:31
5:38:07
6:07:51
6:08:36
6:29:32
6:41:30
6:50:34
6:52:00
7:18:03
8:02:19
8:23:43
8:32:53
8:34:49
8:57:33
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Class 
Placement
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
2nd
1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
1st
4th
2nd
3rd
4th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Over All 
Winner

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 
 
 

5th
6th
7th

8th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Boat
Driver
D Thompson
L Wright
P Stratton
P Bagshaw
K Crawford
M Cromie
D Saxon
R Thompson
Quiroga
N Ross
D Allen
G Hegemier
M Rowe
G Boice
Quiroga
A Levy
Velasquez
J Fitch
R Pooley
M Zoller
J Vantress
B White
T Sharkey
R Chrunyk
E Belltran
D Longfellow
S Hanlin
D Provost
S Adams
B Miller
G Humphrey
Ramos
C Thompson
J Rath
R Boice
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Class
A
A
A
A
B
U
U
U
B
fx
fx
fx
B
SJ
fx
SJ
SJ
SJ
U
U
U
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
fx
fx

Mark Sharley photos! You can get a hold of Mark at: mcsharley@wamail.net


Doug Thompson- A class, Canada

Mike Rowe, B-class Canada

Mr. Ramos, B class, Mexico

Rob Pooley and Ian Graham? Unlimited New Zealand, hand me a gin---

Mark Cromie, Unlimited New Zealand. Several times World Champ, Twin Turboed Donavan

Gordon Humphreys, "Doggie Style", B class Canada

Velasquez, Sport Jet class, Mexico

Brodie Miller and Harry, B-class, USA

Gordon Humphreys, WAHOO!

Leo Wright and Tim Harding, A class, USA World Champions 2004

Velaquez doing the beaver dam thing...

And Bob and Richard's Wild Ride... I am curious to hear how this got going in the first place.