WHM Motorsports Staying Aggressive For Key West
By – Matt Trulio
Jay Muller and Billy Mauff, the cockpit duo in the WHM Motorsports team’s 40-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran, have a very simple plan for the annual three-race Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., which begin early next month. They want to send a strong message from the start. They want to be the team to chase.
“I like to go out and win the first race of the week,” said Muller, who throttles the boat with Mauff handling the driving duties. “That sets the tone for the rest of the week.
“Last year on the first day, we led Performance Boat Center during the whole race until we ended up getting a little air and they snuck under us,” he continued. “On Friday, we took first and they finished fourth. Sunday, we were biding our time and then we had the incident with Pro Floors Racing. We were able to go on and finish third, but it wasn’t enough for the world championship.”
For all intents and purposes—and with some noteworthy challenges by the STIHL team of Jake Noble and Grant Bruggemann—the battle for Superboat-class supremacy has been between the WHM Motorsports Skater, which runs Sterling Performance power and the Performance Boat Center Skater 388 cat, which also is on the Sterling Performance engine program.