Announcements


Region 1 Capsule Training - Saturday March 15th

posted Mar 12, 2014, 5:51 AM by Gi Wizz Racing

Region 1 will host a free capsule training on Saturday, March 15th at 1:00 pm for all racers. The training will be held at the Aquatics Center, Crotched Mountain, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield NH http://www.cmf.org/crotchedmountain/...ticscenter.htm .
 
For more information on taking the next capsule training, contact Jay Gignac
 
These training includes but are not limited to the following:

Once you arrive at the pool area "Dunk Test Classroom" the following occurs:
-safety divers will be in the pool at all times
-“classroom floor” descends 5-feet and fills with water
-Inboarders will suit you up in gear they graciously loan
-Inboarders will buckle you in tight and provide thorough instructions
-Take note that you won’t be charged for the steering wheel…you didn’t break it, cuz it’s suppose to pop off.
-With assistance, Inboarders will gently carry the craft to mid pool, ......where safety divers await
-Once you give the "Thumbs up", the capsule "Gi Wizz Simulator" will be flipped over
-Once upside down and liquified…just GET OUT! 
-Pop up at the bow
 
Hope to see you there!

Quake on the Lake, Waterford, MI Race Event

posted Oct 15, 2013, 6:58 PM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated Oct 15, 2013, 7:00 PM ]

Though our trip to Michigan was long, it was far from uneventful. We lost the air conditioner in our truck with 14 hours left of our trip, yes just as we headed out for the long journey on Thursday while the temperatures were rising above 80 degrees.  About a half hour into Canada we shredded one of our tires on the trailer! Thank goodness, we made it to the hotel safe and sound.

Saturday was a beautiful day for racing, the crew were great!  Everyone did their responsible duties and did it well!  A Special Thanks goes out to all our crew! We received our race schedule and when we were called to the water, we were ready.  It felt great to be in her again going around the race track.

The engine sounded AWESOME, and our plan was just to bring her back in one piece, for one heat , before doing battle in the feature!  As she came accross the start finish line on the third lap, the left sponson exploded. Tore out the whole left side of the boat with damage to the right sponson as well.  The turn fin is now at the bottom of the Pontiac Lake. Jay is ok and did not get hurt, the boat did make it to the pit area in time for the crew to hold her up from sinking. Again, what great team work!

So, with no boat to drive on Sunday, we packed up and headed home on Sunday morning.  We took our time, had a nice drive through Canada via the Niagara Falls, but while we were just outside of Albany, NY, the treads on the spare tire that we had just put on from the first blow out came off.  We were able to make it to the next rest area have yet another pit stop. Since we already had practice changing the tire, we did it in no time. Again, great pit crew!

So as it stands, the "Beast' will be coming out of the boat and Leo will remove the oil pan just to make sure that all the bearings are good and check for any moisture that could have gotten into the cylinders & valves.

Our girl is now with Bruce and he has assessed the damage and decided to rebuild the sponson.  Check out the slides on the Home Page for our progress.

Check out the photos from our trip to Quake on the Lake in Waterford, MI taken by two of our Crew Members, Steve & Jeanette (R-Time Photography).   Here you will find photos of not just  GiWizz Racing Team but also of our other Racing Families.

Quake on the Lake photos:   http://www.r-timephotography.com/p274844367

As always Thanks for being great fans.

K&N Engineering, Inc. News

posted Jul 8, 2013, 8:50 AM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated Jul 8, 2013, 8:54 AM ]

Click on the attachment below to view K&N Engineering, Inc. News featuring Jay Gignac and K&N’s Hydroplane Racing Team Gi Wizz Racing Ready to Race.


"Along with our Crew Chief/Engine Builder, Leo Croisetier of R&L Engines, boat builder Bruce Mason, who keeps our big girl afloat, and the entire crew, we are looking forward to a very competitive season. 2013 will bring on a newly rebuilt big block power plant too, that we've named 'The Beast!' Leo assures us that she will be extremely reliable and with plenty of horsepower. We can't wait to get her fired up!" [Jay Gignac]


2012 Year End Newsletter

posted Jan 7, 2013, 6:44 PM by Gi Wizz Racing

Today we issue our 2012 Year End Newsletter for your reading enjoyment.

The main topics are:
  • Blow Over Gremlins Lurking Around    
  • Always Thinking – What more can go wrong?    
  • Supervisor Jinger
  • Keeping the Race Season Alive    
  • Ending the Season with a Bang!
  • APBA National Meeting  
Click on the attachment below to view our newsletter.

Summer 2012 Newsletter

posted Jun 22, 2012, 12:41 PM by Gi Wizz Racing

Today we issue our Summer 2012 Newsletter for your reading enjoyment.

This issue's topics are:
  • Boat repairs/upgrades
  • Trailer upgrades
  • New Sponsors
  • Racing Schedule
  • Photos  
Click on the attachment below to view our newsletter.

Hero Card

posted May 30, 2012, 6:25 PM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated May 30, 2012, 7:06 PM ]

Check out Jay's Hero Card on our Gallery/Videos in the sidebar.   

January Newsletter

posted Jan 20, 2012, 9:55 AM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 9:56 AM ]

Today we issue our first Newsletter and hope to issue newsletters quarterly for your reading enjoyment.

In our issues you will find information regarding crew members, meetings, team activities, and more.
Click on the attachment below to view our newsletter.

Region 1 Capsule Training

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 8:00 AM ]

 
Region 1 hosted a free capsule training on November 19th for all racers and those who just have an interest in giving it a try. The training was held at the Aquatics Center, Crotched Mountain, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield NH http://www.cmf.org/crotchedmountain/...ticscenter.htm .
 
For more information on taking the next capsule training, contact Jay Gignac
 
For those that couldn’t make it, here’s a little bit of information as to what happens at these trainings.

Once you arrive at the pool area "Dunk Test Classroom" the following occurs:
-safety divers will be in the pool at all times
-“classroom floor” descends 5-feet and fills with water
-Inboarders will suit you up in gear they graciously loan
-Inboarders will buckle you in tight and provide thorough instructions
-Take note that you won’t be charged for the steering wheel…you didn’t break it, cuz it’s suppose to pop off.
-With assistance, Inboarders will gently carry the craft to mid pool, ......where safety divers await
-Once you give the "Thumbs up", the capsule "Gi Wizz Simulator" will be flipped over
-Once upside down and liquified…just GET OUT!
-Pop up at the bow
 

Upcoming Events

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Gi Wizz Racing   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 11:07 AM ]

  - Check back later for upcoming events.

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