During last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix/National Championships in New Jersey, the Knot Guilty Class 6 team of Ray and Rob Murk found the edge of control—a strayed a bit over it—in a left-hand on the course. Still, they managed to regroup in their 25-foot Warlock V-bottom and continue. They finished third overall in the race behind You Gun Learn and Liquid Addition, as well as in third place for National Championship points.
A nasty hook wasn't enough to knock Knot Guilty out of the OPA National points chase. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.
Photographer Tim Sharkey captured the full sequence of the 25-footer getting wet and wild on the calm lake waters.
“Knot Guilty was getting more and more aggressive with the turn as each lap had gone by,” said Sharkey. “The tried a move to the inside and caught the wake of the lead boat, which forced their boat into a hook. Immediately, they got the boat turned around and back on plane. I believe they only lost one position.”