"Racer Bob" Dabrowski

A-75
Koegel's
Active Years: 
1977-2007

Owner/Driver: Robert "Racer Bob" Dabrowski
Home Port: West Bloomfield, MI
Crew Chief: Tom English
Hull: Ron Jones Sr.
Engine: L.S.M. Systems Engineering
Class: 2.5 Litre Modified (BMW 6 cyl)

Robert "Racer Bob" Dabrowski is a long-time and very dedicated MPR member. He was instrumental in developing the Quake On The Lake race in Waterford, MI, and is currently working on a race at Stony Creek MetroPark.

Photo by Phil Kunz
A-75
Photo by Phil Kunz
"Racer Bob"
"Racer Bob"
Portrait photo
Portrait photo
On the cover of Propeller magazine
The Specialist
On the cover of Propeller magazine

"Racer Bob" attended his first limited inboard race at Ford Lake (Ypsilanti MI) in 1972, and 2 years later qualified as a driver on the same race course in a Ron Jones "145" kit boat, S-421 Aeroplane. In 1974 he ordered a brand new Ed Karelsen "225" cab-over [where the driver sits forward of the engine].

In 1977 he won his first major race, the Southland Sweepstakes in St. Petersburg Florida, running against Country Boy, Tiger, Deel Me In, Super Star, PaynPak and a bunch of other top notch competitors. A photo of "Racer Bob" on his way to the win was featured on the cover of the APBA's Propeller magazine (seen below). He has driven at least a dozen boats since that time, his current boat is a 2.5 Litre Modified Ron Jones hydro and was the 2002 MACH series champion.

Highlights and Awards:

First win: Southland Sweepstakes in 1977
2002 MACH series Champion
MPR positions held: President and various Board of Directors positions
Marine Prop Rider Of The Year award recipient