Unlucky 4 some Race No. 13
Boat Manufacturer: Gemini EVO Inflatable Engine Manufacturer: Tohatsu 50D2 UK Class: RYA Pro-Stock
Driver info : Jack Weller
With a successful sailing background Jack has many years’ experience on the water. Jack is a bit of a wild card, always up for a challenge and never shys away from a good night out! In racing, Jack is a confident boat handler in all weather and is always up for taking on the biggest of waves, proving his skills with multiple wins in the surf events.
Co-driver info : Arron Joyce
Arron has a varied background of racing competing in both the Zapcat championship and an offshore series racing an 18ft phantom. He also has 4 years experience in powerboat and Jetski safety rescue. Arron thrives in the rough water and surf being an agile and strong co-pilot. He loves pushing himself to the limit which with teammate Jack Weller creates a confident and fearless team.
Team Manager: Craig Davis
Craig Davis, one of the most successful and experienced Zapcat racers with 7 years racing experience and 3 times national championship trophies to his name. Craig has a wealth of knowledge on boat set-up
and is a vital part of the Unlucky 4 Some team developing their racing.
After discovering ZapCat in 2009 Jack dominated the rookie championship taking first in the nationals. The next season was up against some of the best drivers in the sport, and achieved 5th during this season, Jack stood in for the reigning national champion on the last race due to an accident which caused driver Craig Davis to break his leg. Jack took up the challenge and succeeded in securing Craig's championship title. Jack took the next 2 years out from the racing scene but after an impulse buy of a Z10 quickly got him back in the zone. Racing the finals to get him back in the racing mode along with Co-Pilot Arron Joyce they stormed to victory winning most of their heats and both finals. This confirmed their decision to race together in the Thundercat championships in the 2014.
After training with Craig Davis and acting as stand in co-pilot for 3 years, Arron first competed in the 2009 national championship with experienced driver Nial Hoddiniott for 2 years. Arron and Jack first raced together when Jacks co-pilot retired through injury and Arron took the front seat. They developed an instant trust and understanding of each others capabilities.
Arron was also the first person to race the new ZapCat Evo in a competitive surf event in the UK being victorious in 3 events and in the final. Arron jumped at the chance to compete with jack in the 2014 Thundercat championship after a seamless performance in the ZapCat finals in 2013.
"We are both extremely excited to race the Thundercat series, with quite a few experienced and confident racers it's looking to be a very interesting year!!"
Quick Fire Questions
Jack - "After passing the chequered flag in first place I under estimated the oncoming wave side on to our boat which instantly flipped us
over. Very unexpected and very embarrassing!!"
Best Venue; Arron - "It's got to be Newquay, the huge surf is one of the biggest adrenaline rush you can experience."
Preferred prop; Jack - "A good 13" in the surf for best acceleration to help punch through the waves."
Jack - "Racing for Craig Davis to secure him the championship for the 3rd time. I was under a lot of pressure, but I kept my calm and it paid off!"
Arron - "Returning to racing after 2 years to win all events and both
finals in the last event of the 2013 ZapCat championship."
2010 - present
2010 - present