He may not have been driving Barrie Beehag winner Burnin, but owner Noel Griffin was delighted with the win.ZACH HUBBER November 20, 2012 4:27am
Burnin owner Noel Griffin was delighted with the team’s win at the Barrie Beehag, even if the boat he was driving, Blazen, suffered a mechanical problem and did not complete the second leg.
Griffin’s son, Andrew, was a skier with the winning team, while the driver, Brian Griffin, is of no relation.
Noel joked it was good for the other boat to win the race, but not good for his son to claim his record.
‘‘It’s a great warm up for the Southern 80 after a short sprint race like that,’’ Noel said.
‘‘Gary (Holzwart) the driver was ecstatic. We all were.’’
Blazen suffered a mishap during the first leg, which was later discovered to be a wiring malfunction due to corrosion.
While waiting on the side of the river to let the other boats pass, Burnin raced by and grabbed Noel’s attention instantly.
‘‘The boat had a bit of clear water in front of it and when it burnt passed us it was right on the money,’’ he said.
‘‘I thought, ‘Hell they’re on song here’, and when I spoke to Brian he was really happy with both runs.’’
Both teams will head to Corio Bay to contest the Australian Water Ski Racing Championship before competing at the Sydney Bridge to Bridge Classic in December.
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