1979 - NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES REGATTA - NAVESINK RIVER - RED BANK, NJ PHOTO BY TOM KELLY
OWNER/DRIVER: TED KARAGIAS - TOMS RIVER, NJ
BUILDER: J&S FIBERGLASS SPECIALTIES
Built in 1977, this was the first skiff J&S Fiberglass Specialties produced for a customer. Originally built for Ted Karagias as a river boat, Ted named the boat after the resturant he owned in Toms River, NJ called Nick the Greek Bay Bridge Inn. In 1979 the boat was sold to Bud Lehman of Bayville, NJ. Bud numbered the boat JS-21 and had Performance Racing Engines in Point Pleasant, NJ build a modified 350 Chevy for the boat. Although this was an illegal engine for APBA racing he entered it in the 1979 National Sweepstakes Regatta in Red Bank, NJ. The boat was driven by David "Sked" Paraskevas with Roger Harris as rider. Although it was allowed to run, the boat was required to run on the outside, finish last, and not interfere with any of the legal race boats, some of which were in contention with each other in the points battle. The following year the boat was sold to Richard Fulton of Riviera Beach, FL who enjoyed it as a river boat. Rich was the last known owner of the boat that we know of. Updated information requested.
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