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Downtown Tauranga – AE Baker Cup

Ken Lupton won the 2013 AE Baker in great style. With David Alexander in Annihilator winning the first heat on the Saturday from Warwick Lupton and then Ken Lupton. Ken finishing with a broken cannard wing making for a flighty GP hydroplane as shown in the photos. This made for a great battle in the …

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Karapiro – 2nd-3rd February

The Masport Cup was held at Lake Karapiro on the 2nd and 3rd February. Ken Lupton placed second on his new hydroplane ‘Cheetah’. With a win in the first heat and a second in the second heat. Warwick Lupton placed fourth. Here’s a few images from Karapiro.                                  …

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Downtown Wanganui

The weather was hot and for the KAR team hot lap on the Wanganui River went well, that was until the wind came on Sunday afternoon. Here are some shots from the weekends action   More images here at Shot360 Photography

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Mangakino Test Day

We had a really good day until we got shut down for noise! As you can see in the pictures i have posted lately we have made huge changes to the ARB boat. All i can say is that we are with the progress made, but we aren’t finished yet though we have still got …

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Annihilator Race Boat – Make Over

Warwick Lupton’s radical hydroplane is getting a make over. The sponsons have been made bigger to help with the cornering and handle better in the rough water. The plan is to have the boat back on the water by the end of November 2012.  

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Warwick Lupton/Chris Picard – Annihilator

Boat Name: Annihilator Boat Number: GP 007 Pilots: Warwick Lupton/Chris Picard Club: Wanganui Hull Specifications: Staudacher, Length- 24 foot, Width- 10.3 foot, Built 1999-2000 Boat Builder: Tom Heffernan Engine Builder: Grant Rivers Engine Specifications: 510cu 1471LB20 Big Chief 2000+HP, 510cu 1471 1500-1800HP Crew Chief: Jack Lupton Crew: Bruce Picard, Daniel Mills, Grant Rivers, Barry Sorensen …

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Ken Lupton – Annihilator 3

Boat Name: Annihilator 3 Boat Number: GP 009 Pilot: Ken Lupton Club: Wanganui Hull Specifications: Staudacher/Jamie Auld Design Length: 26ft Width: 12.6ft Engine Builder: Grant Rivers, Phil Bluemont, Brett Niddrie Engine Specifications: 510cu 1471 K11 Kobelco Superman Crew Chief: Brett Niddire Crew: Brett Niddire, Greg Trowbridge, Neil Stewart, Sid Wyatt Sponsors: RFS- Daniel Mills, Bruce …

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Warwick Lupton – Annihilator Race Boat

Boat Name: Annihilator Race Boats Boat Number: GP .007 Pilot: Warwick Lupton Club: Wanganui Hull Specifications: Length- 26 foot, Width- 12.6 foot, Built 2009-2010 Boat Builders: Malcolm Jaimeson, Peter Jaimeson, Darin Howard Design: KAR Engine Builder: Grant Rivers Engine Specifications: 510cu 1471LB20 Big Chief 2000+HP, 510cu 1471 1500-1800HP Crew Chief: Jack Lupton Crew: Bruce Picard, …

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David Alexander – Annihilator 2

Boat Name: Annihilator 2 Boat Number: GP 008 Pilot: David Alexander Club: Wanganui Hull Specifications: Staudacher Engine Builder: Grant Rivers Engine Specifications: 510cu 1471 K11 Kobelco Superman Crew Chief: Dick Corbett Crew: Chris Picard, Phil Crawford, Phil Bluemont