HK Research Sponsors Team Donzi Powerboat

Feb. 2003
HK Research is a proud sponsor of – and major supplier to – Team Donzi’s entry into the American Powerboat Association Racing League. “Our involvement with the race team is a great opportunity to showcase the quality and performance of our gel coats,” HK President Richard Higgins says.

The APBA is a 100-year-old organization known for exciting, high-performance competition. This year, Donzi is a sponsor of the Off Shore Division. Team Donzi is competing in the F2 class comprised of open cockpit twin-engine powerboats up to 39-feet long. The action begins with the first race of the season at Daytona Beach on April 11. The season will end in November at Key West. Races are commonly broadcast onThe Speed Channel.

Though they vary by location, most APBA courses are five to seven miles long. Race lengths vary by class with the Super Cat and Super Vee running 100 miles. The smaller classes run fewer laps and miles. Points are based on finishing the race and order of finish.

For more information about Donzi Marine, and Team Donzi racing, and For more information about the American Powerboat Association Racing League, visit

Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Steve Simon, Team Donzi’s Director of Racing. To view a tribute to his life and work, please click on the following link:


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