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Greg & Brian O'Farrell

Greg and Brian O’Farrell were born with boat racing in their genes. The father-son team represent the second and third generation within the family to have such a strong connection to hydroplane racing. As a kid, Greg attended every Seafair, except for the year he was in boot camp. "I got hooked early. My father was friends with Willard Rhodes who owned the Thriftway team. Bill Muncey gave me a ride in Thriftway Too and there was no turning back!"

As he built the very successful Lakeridge Paving Company, Greg couldn’t escape the lure of hydroplaning. In 2005, Lakeridge Paving sponsored a Fred Leland hull which was driven by Jeff Bernard. In front of a huge Seafair audience and on live television Miss Lakeridge Paving made news by passing Jeff’s uncle Terry Troxell who had just won the APBA Gold Cup.

Encouraged by the success of sponsoring a boat, Greg stepped up and bought two Leland hulls including "Lucky." With Brian Perkins behind the wheel, the U-50 "Spirit of the Navy" made every final heat on the eastern circuit and the team garnered the respect of everyone in boat racing.

The next move for Greg and Brian was to step up to a more competitive ride for 2010, so they purchased the U-21 from Kevin Aylesworth and Jeff Johnson. After a winter of tuning, the U-21 became a contender on the H1 Unlimited circuit.

Brian’s son Gunnar and his daughter Makenna have jumped into racing and both of them are doing very well racing J Stock outboards.

Not content to sit back, Greg and Brian O’Farrell commissioned Dale Van Wierengen to build a "state-of-the-art" unlimited, set to debut in 2012. While unlimited racing is a family activity for Greg and Brian O’Farrell, make no mistake, these two are intent on making it to the top of the sport. Each year, Go Fast Turn Left Racing has improved. Expect 2011 to be another year of improvement for the father-son team of Greg and Brian O’Farrell!


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greg o'farrellGreg has had a passion for boat racing since his childhood where you would find him riding his bicycle pulling a wooden, toy hydroplane down the street. read bio
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Brian Perkins grew up in a racing family in Seattle, working with his parents Kevin and Laurie Perkins at Seafair. In 2000, Brian began his unlimited racing career. read bio
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