Miss Budweiser

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The Miss Budweiser were 22 Hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer. They were owned (some were leased backups) by Bernie Little and (after his death in April, 2003), his youngest son, Joe. Anheuser-Busch sponsorship began in 1963, thanks to the friendship of Bernie, and (then) A-B President August Busch, III. Joe stopped racing after the 2004 season, when changes in Anheuser-Busch leadership resulted in them ending their 43 very successful years of sponsorship.

Notable Drivers[edit]

  • Bob Schroeder 1963
  • Chuck Hickling 1964–1965
  • Bill Brow 1966–1967 1 win
  • Mike Thomas 1967 1 win
  • Bill Sterett 1968–1969 5 wins
  • Dean Chenoweth 1970–1972, 1973, 1979–1982 23 Wins
  • Terry Sterett 1972
  • Howie Benns 1974 3 wins
  • Mickey Remund 1975–1977 6 wins
  • Ron Snyder 1978 1 win
  • Jim Kropfeld 1983–1989 22 Wins
  • Tom D'Eath 1988–1991 13 wins
  • Scott Pierce 1991 4 wins
  • Chip Hanauer 1992–1995 22 Wins
  • Mike Hanson 1994 1 win
  • N. Mark Evans 1994–1995
  • Dave Villwock 1997–2004 30 Wins