Long time member Don Due passes.

Don raced KRR and SS in the 60's through the late 70's. His most memorable boat was the Krazy Kanaka and held many racing records. A service for him was held Sun. September 16, 2012 in Edmonds, Wa.


To All APBA Club Leaders:
Good morning, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  As the APBA continues to try to find new ways to assist our clubs in promoting races and gaining new members,  we are now offing a new promotion to both our clubs and regions.
We at APBA Headquarters realize and appreciate the hard work that clubs do to promote the organization as a whole.  We also know that without our clubs, the races that keep this storied organization afloat would be no more. 
Because of this, we have created an incentive program to thank you for all you do in recruiting new APBA members and boat racers as a whole.
As of today, all clubs and regions will receive a portion of all NEW APBA membership dues that come from that club’s efforts. 
The chart below indicates how much the clubs will be making per each new APBA member. 
  Participating Club Participating Region
Racing Member
Non- Racing Member
Associate Membership
For every NEW member that joins in APBA (through your club), you will receive additional funds for that member for the first year of their membership. 
A new member is considered someone who has never previously been an APBA member OR someone who has not been an APBA member since 2009.  Meaning if they were a member for the 08-2009 race season, they are eligible.  Anyone who has been a previous member more recent than that, is not eligible.
I hope this new policy helps continue to expand our organization to new members and help each club’s bottom line as well.
Have a safe and happy new year,


Press Release

For more information, MEDIA ONLY may call:


Craig Cooke

Media Contact & Marketing Coordinator

(425) 489-7900


 Tastin’ n Racin’: NO MORE THUNDER!


After 16 years of combining thrilling Hydroplane racing on the water and a family friendly festival on the land, the organizers of popularKingCountyevent TASTIN’N RACIN’ has decided to not present the event in 2013. Citing raising expenses and unreasonable insurance requirements, organizers made the decision to end the event effective immediately.

Over the years, Tastin n Racin featured the fastest piston driven racing on water from 4 cylinder 16 foot hydroplanes to the 1,300 horsepowered super charged 26 foot Grand Prix Hydroplanes. In 2008, TnR launched Vintage unlimiteds Miss Bardahl and Miss Thriftway as the first Unlimiteds to ever run on Lake Washington. Tastin N Racin made history that same year when the Turbine powered Unlimited hydroplane Miss Red Dot co-owned by Issaquah attorney John O’Brien was launched on Lake Sammamish to give folks an up close and personal look at a modern Hydroplane normally only seen at Seafair. 10 classes of Hydroplanes always filled the race card at TnR.


In 2006, PWC racing was added to Tastin n Racin and for those in the front rows...you got wet! PWC racers would come from around the Northwest to compete in the Western Regional World Championships.


Classic Car shows, Hot Boat shows, Motorcycle charity rides and shows, Carnival rides, Wenatchee Youth Circus were all attractions that have appeared at TnR.


Tastin n Racin was actually looked at as a model event nationally by other boat racing sites. Events inMiami,New York, andSt.Louis to name a few used the TnR formula of combining a family festival on the land with the thrill of racing on the water.


The organizers of Tastin n Racin would like to thank the staff at Lake Sammamish State park for their help over the years, all the volunteers that gave their time generously, the sponsors and vendors that participated, and most of all the general public that came out to enjoy an event unique to this area.


The website www.tastinracin.com will remain active for those who want to reminisce and who knows…perhaps a resurrection will take place down the road.