While we have already covered the performance of Randy Scism and his daughter, Taylor, we are also reminded of the impressive sights of the Wake Effects 48-foot MTI, which reached a top speed of 151mph. Check out the article, below, from speedonthewater.com for comments from owner, Rusty Rahm, on running the boat during the Shootout.
Another team that was pleased with the improvements it made from Saturday to Sunday was Wake Effects. Owned and driven by Rusty Rahm and throttled by Jeff Harris, the team’s 48-foot MTI catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 1650 engines upped its top speed from 148 mph to 151 mph on Sunday’s final run of the Shootout. Rahm and company also wowed the crowd on each day of the top-speed contest when they “raced” the stunt plane that put on its own aerobatic show during an intermission in the racing on Saturday and Sunday.
“Now that was fun—I’ve never raced a plane before,” Rahm said. “That was definitely a highlight of all the Shootouts I’ve been a part of. Seeing an airplane out your window running next to you is pretty darn cool. I love this event, I really do. To me, it’s all about the charities, the kids and the fire departments. I had the opportunity to meet Chief Dennis Reilly of the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District today, and that was a real treat. And then last night at the Shootout auction at Camden on the Lake, we raised more than $160,000, which was absolutely incredible. That’s what it’s all about right there.”