HPROP: APBA: CITGO-SUPERGARD offshore team welcomes back veteran driver

WASHINGTON, N.C. (October 11, 2000) - Nigel Hook and the No. 21 CITGO-SUPERGARD Offshore Racing team will sport a new face this weekend at the race in the Pamlico River this weekend. Enter Jay Johnson. Johnson is no stranger to the CITGO docks as...

WASHINGTON, N.C. (October 11, 2000) - Nigel Hook and the No. 21 CITGO-SUPERGARD Offshore Racing team will sport a new face this weekend at the race in the Pamlico River this weekend. Enter Jay Johnson. Johnson is no stranger to the CITGO docks as he was a fixture of the team from 1997-1999. Johnson was a key member of the team as he propelled them to eight wins along with a National and World Championship in his rookie season.

Hook and Navigator Tony Wiese are delighted to see Johnson back at the helm. "Johnson is our ‘wild card’ or our secret weapon. He was an integral part of the National Championship and our induction into the APBA Hall of Champions.

Hook feels the race in Washington will be an interesting one. "The North Carolina race is sponsored by our number one competitor over the years - the Fountain Powerboats, " stated Hook. "We will be the lone Wellcraft Scarab - ‘the fox entering into the hen house’ is how I see it. Flying the banner for Scarab over the last ten years has put us in a grudge match with the Fountains. I have raced against Reggie Fountain himself many times and the record leaning heavily in my favor, so I'm sure he's going to have his flotilla of racing Fountains come out with both barrels blaring."

Tony Wiese also anticipates the rivalry as being an interesting one. "The course is a narrow oval with tight turns. Fans will be able to witness ultra high speeds on the straightaways. I believe it will be a flat water drag race and this CITGO team is certainly up for the task. It's our goal to bring home the checkered flag and set the tone leading into the World Championships next month in St. Petersburg, Florida."

The APBA will feature the Super Vee class hitting the water at 1:00 p.m.. EST on Sunday October 15, 2000. Speedvision will broadcast via tape delay on November 15, 2000 at 10:00 p.m. EST and on TNN November 18, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

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Drivers Nigel Hook