Mike Weber retires as unlimited driver: "Felt like I was holding the team back"
KENNEWICK, Wash - "It started in Detroit," said team manager and now, former driver, of the U-5 FormulaBoats.com Mike Weber. "I just got to the point where I didn't have the drive and desire driver a race boat."
But he held on through Detroit after team owner Ted Porter asked him to re-consider. So he came to the Tri-Cities.
"(Tri-Cities) is one of my favorite races... had a little bit of success there... comfortable on the course," he said. "Thought maybe we'd win a couple of heats there and I'd want to keep going, but it just wasn't there."
So, he announced his retirement to concentrate on his role as team manager of the U-5 & U-7.
"I felt like I was holding the team back. It was obvious in my mind that I wanted to concentrate on team managing."
The team hasn't named a replacement driver, but will shortly.
"No regrets," Weber said. "I'm at peace with the decision."