HydroStream Venom


Two of the Venom Mod-VP tunnel hulls were built in 1985 to compete. Ron Baker drove one at Kankakee OPC Nationals and an Oklahoma City race. It used a Valero deck with a one-off bottom which was actually made from a plaster mold. It was very fast but was not so good in rough water and turns. With a modified 235 it would hit over 100 MPH in the straightaway.


The hull was a square tunnel Mod-VP, as outlined above. 

After it was made, they found the boat to be light and weak, so Pipkorn poured foam in everywhere and painted it black. It was is center steer.


Ron Baker Sr. driving.
Photos Courtesy, Ron Baker Sr. via Mark Casper (HydroStream.org).