Try Making Some Waves with Team STIHL Offshore Racing

The 36th Annual Key West Super Boat World Championship races kicked off a couple of weeks ago and concluded with the World Championship title race. Team STIHL finished third in their class overall. To support the event and Team STIHL Offshore Racing, Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL Inc., was on site and conducted a Facebook Live video interview with driver Jake Noble to learn how he and the team are prepared for the races.

This year the STIHL Super Boat Catamaran had a new driver. Jake Noble raced in honor of his late father Robert “JR” Noble by taking over driving duties in the new STIHL Skater 388 for the 2016 Super Boat International series. Last year, Team STIHL enjoyed a fourth-place finish at the 35th Annual Key West World Championship in the Super Boat category. To read more about the team’s achievements and find a complete listing of scheduled races, results, videos and photos, visit:

More about Jake:

Following in his father’s footsteps, Jake began racing in the Super Boat Stock class in 2014 in Clearwater, where he took third place with throttleman, Ryan Beckley. Beckley mentored Jake for that race and the two competed together again in 2015 in Cocoa Beach, taking second place and also in Clearwater.


Jake joined veteran throttleman, and close family friend, Grant Bruggemann in the new boat for the 2016 season. His goal is to spend time with family and friends, doing what his father loved to do. “My dad did so much to help promote this sport, I hope I can do the same. I am looking forward to learning from Grant and having another successful year for BobKat Racing.” Jake is employed by STIHL Southeast Inc. in Orlando, Florida. He lives in Lakeland, FL with his dog, a Corgi named O’Riain, aka- Littles.

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