Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial

 Index of Deaths by Location

                                 Introductory Note

This index is useful in identifying names of racers who died at a specific lake, river, marine stadium, or other site.  It is arranged by country with the United States preceding the international section.   Within each state or country, race locations are arranged alphabetically.  The racers are listed alphabetically under each location.

                        United States

Alabama

Tombigbee River (Campbell's Landing, Morvin)

  • Larry Stephens 

Arizona

Colorado River (near Parker)

  • Lance Faulkner
  • Wade Stanley

Firebird Lake (near Phoenix)

  • Cecil Florence
  • Mike Neuharth

California

Berenda Reservoir (near Chowchilla)

  • Tom Black
  • Jeff Bruns
  • Tom Cantrell
  • Dave Nolte
  • Tom Roland

 
Castaic Lake

  • Billy Todd 

 
Irvine Lake (Orange)

  • Jim Hobbs
  • Barry Zenovka 

 
Lake Havasu

  • Red Hindman 

 
Lake Ming (near Bakersfield)

  • Charles Abajian
  • Dale Anderson
  • Mac Bale
  • Jan Barrett
  • Jim Benson
  • Don Brandon
  • Jack Cayer
  • Alan Hawkins
  • Charlie Hodsdon
  • Gean Keen
  • Howard Lakin
  • Randy Muller
  • Stephen Rawleigh
  • Bob Stipp
  • Jay Wallace
  • John Young 

 
Lake Yosemite (Merced)

  • John Hipwell 

 
Long Beach Marine Stadium

  • Jerry Gleason


Nimbus Lake (near Folsom)

  • Buster Brownfield

 

Oakland Marine Stadium

  • Ray Caselli
  • Mac Christensen 

 
Puddingstone Lake (San Dimas)

  • Tim Capaldi
  • Denver Mullins
  • Bill Thomas 

 
Red Bluff

  • Milt Chapman
  • Ed Wilcox
  • Denny Vachal 

 
Ski Land (Perris) 

  • Willie "Buzz" Coates

 
South Thermalito Forebay (Oroville)

  • John Lawson

 
Turlock Lake State Park

  • Earl Lothringer

Florida

Cross Florida Barge Canal (Inglis)

  • Gil Antes

 
Lake Jackson (Sebring)

  • Craid Arfons

Georgia

Savannah River (Augusta)

  • Tom Kunzeman 

Illinois

Lake Lou Yeager (Litchfield)

  • Jim "Porky" Wright 

Kentucky

Green River (Livermore)

  • Joe Barnes 

Louisiana

Toledo Bend Reservoir (Logansport)

  • Bob Rogers 

Michigan

Holloway Reservoir (near Columbiaville)

  • John Phillips
  • Ken Scheff

 
Oxford Lake

  • Dudley Proctor 

Mississippi

Starkville

  • Porter McFarland 

Missouri

Creve Couer Lake (Maryland Heights)

  • Thurman Riggs
  • Jerry Spencer
  • Jim Tucker 

Nevada

Lake Tahoe

  • Lee Taylor 

North Carolina

Cane Creek Lake (near Waxhaw)

  • Ronnie Dew 

 
Oak Hollow Lake (near High Point)

  • Julian Kirk
  • Jerry Wallace 

Oklahoma

Grand River (near Chouteau)

  • John Haas 

 
Hulah Reservoir (near Bartlesville)

  • Bob Bird

Oklahoma River (Oklahoma City)

  • David Skalicky 

Oregon

Fern Ridge Reservoir (Eugene)

  • Ted Holden

 
Ten-Mile Lake (Lakeside)

  • Neil Donegan 

 

Willamette River (Portland)

  • Chuck Skaggs

Texas

Brazos River (near Waco)

  • Bill Hartman
  • Don Williams

 
Cedar Creek Lake (Dallas)

  • Ricky Comer 

 
Marine Creek Lake (Fort Worth)

  • Don Ermshar 

 
Town Lake (Austin)

  • Jim Sanders 

                          International

Australia

Glenmaggie Reservoir

  • Bill Davis
  • Len Owen 

Canada

Upper Thames River (London, Ontario)

  • Hughie Jones 

England

Lake Coniston

  • Donald Campbell

 
Lake Windermere

  • Sir Henry Segrave

Italy

Lake d'Iseo

  • Mario Verga 

Scotland

Loch Ness

  • John Cobb 

DRAG BOAT DEATHS

  • Abajian (1978

  • Anderson (2002)

  • Antes (1990)

  • Bale (1970)

  • Barnes (2004)

  • Barrett (1973)

  • Benson (1991)

  • Bird (1967)

  • Black (1997)

  • Brandon (1974)

  • Brownfield (1975)

  • Bruns (1980)

  • Cantrell (1997)

  • Capaldi (1994)

  • Caselli (1973)

  • Cayer (1980)

  • Chapman (1986)

  • Christensen (1974)

  • Coates (1967)

  • Comer (1992)

  • Davis (1988

  • Dew (1990)

  • Donegan (1985)

  • Ermshar (2009)

  • Faulkner (2001)

  • Florence (1984)

  • Fry (2015)

  • Gleason (1969)

  • Hartman (1986)

  • Hawkins (2000)

  • Hindman (1990)

  • Hipwell (2004)

  • Hobbs (1984)

  • Holden (1971)

  • Jones (1987)

  • Keen (1968

  • Kirk (1982)

  • Kunzeman (1992)

  • Lakin (1974)

  • Lawson (1967)

  • Lothringer (1976)

  • McFarland (1976)

  • Muller (1985)

  • Mullins (1992)

  • Neuharth (2005)

  • Nolte (1986)

  • Phillips (1977)

  • Proctor (1969)

  • Rawleigh (2008

  • Riggs (1983)

  • Rogers (1988)

  • Roland (1988

  • Sanders (1970)

  • Scheff (1981)

  • Skaggs (1970)

  • Skalicky (2005)

  • Spencer (1985)

  • Stanley (2016)

  • Stephens (1996)

  • Stipp (1968

  • Thomas (1989)

  • Todd (1986)

  • Tucker (2009)

  • Vachal (1987)

  • Wallace, Jay (2006)

  • Wallace, Jerry (1988

  • Wilcox (1978

  • Williams (1978

  • Wright (1982)

  • Yates (1987)

  • Young (1986)

  • Zenovka (1983)

WORLD WATER SPEED DEATHS

  • Arfons (1989)

  • Campbell (1967)

  • Cobb (1952)

  • Owen (1962)

  • Segrave (1930)

  • Taylor (1980)

  • Verga (1954)

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