Archive for April 2015

Nail-biting final ends in second for Caughey

After a dramatic season in which defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey raced three boats in six rounds, the Canterbury racer ended the Suzuki SuperBoat jetsprint season in a solid second place. The current world champion is more used to topping the podium, but he was quick to pay tribute to season winner, Pat Dillon. “To win the series after winning only…

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Caughey takes SuperBoat season to the wire

Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey is taking the 2015 Suzuki SuperBoat championship down to the wire, and not just for season points. His mighty motor broke a crank at round one, and he’s raced a leased boat while the engine’s been at the builder ever since, as parts and orders have flown between Auckland and the USA. But it looks as if he’ll…

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Highs and lows for Caughey at semi-final

Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey was celebrating a win for a Sprintec boat at the penultimate round of the New Zealand Suzuki SuperBoat championships at Wanaka on April 4. But it wasn’t his own craft – due out of the workshop next week over three months after its engine blew at the championship season’s opening round. It was Rob Coley who won the…

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Caughey faces anxious wait before penultimate round

Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey faces an anxious few days heading into the fifth and penultimate round of the Suzuki Grand Vitara SuperBoat class at the jetsprint champs in Wanaka on Easter Saturday, April 4. His mighty new motor had a crankshaft failure in round one, and though he’s held on to second in the…

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