SOTW 2021 Issue No. 4/5
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6 From the Editors
Looking forward to the next generation of

8 Hot Sheet
Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats

15 Torrente’s Take
The keys to establishing a winning culture

18 On Scene
Highlights from late-summer events around the country

43 Gear
A closer look at some useful boating products

46 For The Love Of The Game
Having recently turned 50 years old, Jay Muller is celebrating 33 years as an offshore powerboat racer and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

53 One Hell Of A Ride
Bob Kaiser hung up his offshore racing helmet in 1998 after 14 years of competing on the national circuit, but he’s still enjoying his time on the water in a fleet of boats from MTI.

61 Herding Purebred Cats
As it has for 10 years, Ron Szolack’s Skaterfest set the standard by which all brand-specific powerboat events will be forever measured.

70 Trailblazing In Burlington
Founded just for fun by a few locals three years ago, the Lake Champlain Poker Run is on its way to becoming one of the Northeast’s coolest boating events.

78 Moths To The Flame
Despite that the 200-mph mark didn’t fall this time, the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout thrilled the masses with several excellent efforts.

89 Quite The Pairing
In every aspect, quad 600-hp V-12 outboard engines from Mercury Marine are the perfect fit for the expansive 500 Super Sport Crossover from Formula Boats.

On The Cover
A couple of canopied Mystic Powerboats catamarans—Alex Pratt’s turbine-powered Good Boy Vodka and Don Onken’s Shootout-winning American Ethanol stole the show at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks in August. Photo by Pete Boden