Miss Budweiser

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The Miss Budweiser were 22 Hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced under the U-12 banner. 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
  • Mark Weber 1997 1 win
  • Dave Villwock 1997–2004 30 Wins