The Sammy Bartolotti "Helldiver" Award

The first boat driver each day to break water and be flipped out of, or fall out of their boat in a race event is presented with the “HELLDIVER” Award.

The Helldiver award was sponsored for 43 years by Sammy Bartolotti of “Sammy’s Billiards” in Newberg. Sammy passed away in 1992 and the Newberg Boat Club has renamed the Helldiver award in his honor. The award sponsorship has been taken over by the NEWBERG VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSOCIATION, who provide the fire equipment and Rescue Divers for our racers.

The Newberg Boat Club and Columbia Outboard Racing Association wish to thank all of them for their generous support and assistance.

Photos by Anthony R. James, ARJ Photography