Main Driver: Charles P. Marquard

Occupation: Automotive Restoration

Age: 41 Years

Racing: 14

Family: Married to Bonnie (April 21, 2001) 2 girls, Alana 5 and Kierra 2, & 1 boy Trey, (May 27th 2004)

Affiliations: 
Super Stock Racing Series 
American Power Boat Association 
Seattle Drag & Ski Sprint Boats, Inc.

Racing Accomplishments: 
1990 Region Ten - Rookie of the Year 
1992 Region Ten - Champion Super Stock 
1993 Region Ten - Champion Super Stock 
1998 Region Ten - Champion Super Stock 
1998 APBA American Inboard Tour SuperStock Champion 
1999 Region Ten - SuperStock High Point Champion 
2000 APBA American Inboard Tour SuperStock Champion 
2000 SuperStock - National High Points Champion 
2000 Region Ten ProStock High Point Champion 
2000 Region Ten SuperStock High Point Champion 
2000 APBA AMER INB Tour ProStock Champion 
2000 ProStock National High Point Champion 
2001 Burley Memorial ProStock Champion 
Winner of the Moyall Mink & The Gold Ring 
2003 Region Ten SuperStock High Point Champion 
2004 Western Divisionals Superstock Champion

Driver Bio: Charlie started drag boat racing in 1989 at the age of 25 then he became interested in Inboard "circle racing". He won Rookie of the Year in Region Ten (Oregon/Washington) in 1990 In 1993 he was two time Region Ten Champion. He finished in top ten standings in APBA in 1993 overall high points. By 1995 he was driving the "SS-111 Superstition" that was owned by Gerald Dugan at the time. He joined Dick & Gay Bement and the "Creme Bement" racing team in 1998. Marquard's goal as he looks to the future - K Boat Racing! Links: PYRO - 1935 Chevrolet Hi-boy


 Crew Chief : Brian Wehrer

Occupation: Aerospace Inspector, Boeing

Age: 48 Years Racing: 14

Family: Dillon - Son Gus Foster ( my adopted Dad )

Affiliations: 
American Power Boat Association 
Seattle Drag & Ski Sprint Boat Assoc. 
National Hot Rod Association Racing

Accomplishments as Crew Chief: 
1992-1996 Wizard Racing- Super Stock 1998-2001 Superstitious Racing- 
Pro Stock 1998 Region 10 High Point Champions- Pro Stock APBA National High Point Champions- Pro Stock APBA Third Place American Inboard Tour- Pro Stock
1999 Region 10 High Point Champions- Pro Stock APBA Second Place National Points- Pro Stock APBA Second Place American lnboard Tour- Pro Stock
2000 APBA Western Divisional Champions- Pro Stock Region 10 High Point Champions- Pro Stock APBA National Point Champions- Pro Stock American Inboard Tour Champions- Pro Stock
2001 Region 10 High Point Champions- Pro Stock APBA National High Point Champions- Pro Stock 
2002 TOOK THE YEAR OFF BOAT RACING! Worked with Ron Smith Motorsports on the Foster's Machine Service Top Fuel Dragster 
2003 K-RACING !


 

Crew Member:  Randy DeBauw

Occupation:  General Manager of Anderson Bros Truck Parts.

Age:  52 Years  Racing: 26

Family: Married to Cheryl in 1978 Daughter: Jennifer, age 28

Crew chief on a Drag boat from 1983-1985 Crew chief on SS-55  SuperStock from 1986 to 2004 Crew chief on Dick's boat that Charlie drove from 1998 till 2004 1998 Region Ten - Champion Super Stock 1998 APBA American Inboard Tour SuperStock Champion 1999 Region Ten - SuperStock High Point Champion 2000 APBA American Inboard Tour SuperStock Champion 2000 SuperStock - National High Points Champion 2000 Region Ten SuperStock High Point Champion 2003 Region Ten SuperStock High Point Champion


 

Crew Member: Ryan Swenson

Occupation:  Modification Mechanic, Boeing

Age: 32

General info: Motorhead/Flat bottom boat Groupie/Crewmember 1999 Region 10 High Point Champions - Pro Stock APBA Second Place National Points - Pro Stock APBA Second Place American lnboard Tour - Pro Stock 2000 APBA Western Divisional Champions - Pro Stock Region 10 High Point Champions - Pro Stock APBA National Point Champions - Pro Stock American Inboard Tour Champions - Pro Stock

Crew Member: Hugh Gideon Occupation: Construction Age:39 Years Racing: 28 Years Racing Boats: 9 Family: Married to Lauren Children: Brooke, Amanda, Nick, Shelby, Justin, & Becky General info: Whatever it takes to WIN! Hobbies: Offroad Sports, Choppers, NASCAR Goals: National High Points!


 

Here is a list of people that made the Tribal Thunder Racing Team what it is today! Thank You!!

BOB KENT, Original owner who started the dream in 1976.

BOB MARQUARD, Originally built the hardware and hull assembly.

JOHN BYERS, of Byer's Custom Paint and Graphics.

CHARLIE MARQUARD, Paint and Body Work.  Fabricator extroirdinaire.

CRAIG WICK, Fabrication guru.

RANDY DEBAUW, Fabrication, assembly, and all around help.

BRIAN WEHRER, Engine, tuning, and assembly.

GUS FOSTER, Engine mastermind, tuning, and assembly.

RON SMITH, Fuel system genious.

BONNIE MARQUARD, Finances, lots of them.

RYAN SWENSON, Computer tuning, Data gathering, Wrench, Launch specialist.

HUGH GIDEON, The newest part of the team.

JILL CASSADAY, Launch specialist.  Best crew wench we ever had!  Good luck, you'll be missed dearly.