Harms Sends a Hurricane to Miami to Restore Haimes Winning Ways

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Hank Harms owner of the Harmsco Hurricane Racing -Team demonstrated the truest definition of chivalry by offering the use of his National Championship winning 32 foot Hurricane Skater and driver, Steve Page, to Charlie Haimes for the Superboat Racing sanctioned Miami Grand Prix this weekend. What makes this offer so unique is that Haimes and Harms are fierce competitors in the Pro Stock Class of the APBA Offshore Racing Circuit which is not racing this weekend. Haimes SBR high points leading, Restore Marine Products 35 foot Motion cat was damaged during a collision at the APBA race last weekend in Fort Myers, FL. Unfortunately, despite the round the clock efforts of the Restore team the boat could not be repaired in time for the race this weekend. Haimes, owner/throttleman, vows to "Restore the boat, Restore the spirit, and Restore the team's winning ways." In the meantime, he is elated to have the National Champion Hurricane Skater in his quest to maintain"n the points lead in the SBR circuit. "I couldn't ask for a better boat for this weekends race," said Haimes. "Hank Harms epitomizes the spirit of true competition and genorosity."

Harms, owner of Harmsco Filtration Company, is well known in the racing community and in West Palm Beach for his philanthropic efforts, but his generosity goes far beyond financial support of many charities. " He has committed countless hours of time to such worthwhile programs as teaching children to swim. In fact, Harms established the Palm Beach County Offshore Grand Prix, scheduled for the weekend of August 10-1 1, 1996, which solely benefits this lifesaving educational program. The Hurricane team's prize winnings are also donated which has made it possible to teach thousands of young people to swim. Harms' team mission statement, "Racing to Teach Children to Swim," says it all.

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