12 Weapon

Weapon Racing debuted in 2015. Introducing the Sprintec in 2017!

Drivers Information

A Driver: BEN HATHAWAY
DOB: 1982
Lives: VIC
Occupation: Business Owner
Racing Since: 2011
Best Result: 1st Group A Australian V8 Superboat Champion
Toughest Opponent: -

Navigators Information

A Navigator: LISA OPPES
DOB: 1974
Lives: VIC
Occupation: Senior Purchasing Officer
Racing Since: 2014

Boat Specification

Hull : Sprintec
Engine : 412 CU” Chev
HORSEPOWER: 692
JET UNIT: Sprintec 8 ½”

Sponsor

Team

The Weapon Racing team was started in 2015 by Driver Ben Hathaway and Navigator Lisa Oppes. At that point, Ben had already been racing for several years as a navigator and B-driver on the Marine Airflow team but decided to build his own 350 Sportsman Class boat which he successfully raced in the 400 Class, finishing sixth overall in the 2016 national championships despite the disadvantage of a smaller engine than the rest of the field. In 2017, Weapon Racing stepped up the pace, upgrading to a Sprintec Group A 400 race boat and achieving podium finishes in three of the first four race rounds. The Weapon Racing team includes Rod and Brenton Hart in the Pit Crew, Team Manager Trevor Hathaway and PR/Marketing Advisor, Louise Boylen. Weapon Racing is grateful for the support of sponsors, Warren & Brown Precision Tools, Kanaris Engines, B.I.G. Signs & Race Graphics, Gill Engineering, Marine Airflow International and USA Automotive.

Historical Achievement