Two Doug Wright 450R Factory Stock Teams See Cockpit Changes In Ocean City Grand Prix

Two Doug Wright 450R Factory Stock Teams See Cockpit Changes In Ocean City Grand Prix

While yesterday’s unofficial results from the four-team Factory 450R Stock contest in Ocean City, Md., saw teams running 38-foot Doug Wright Powerboats place first, second and third, the biggest news out of the Race World Offshore-produced event involves cockpit pairing in Doug Wright camp.

Throttleman Gary Ballough has joined driver Logan Adan in the Montlick Injury Attorneys team 450R Factory Stock-class raceboat. Photo from Thunder On Cocoa Beach 2024 by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

The throttleman for the Montlick Injury Attorneys 38-footer, Ricky Maldonado has been replaced by Gary Ballough. The veteran offshore racer confirmed his exit from the team via text message yesterday.

“I left four days ago, Wednesday at 4 p.m.,” he wrote. Maldonado declined to comment further.

The new cockpit-paring of driver Logan Adan and throttleman Ballough notched an unofficial second-place in yesterday’s race.

Doug Wright Powerboats owners’ group member J.R. Adan had not responded to a text-message request for comment regarding the cockpit-crew change when this story went live.

Running a 38-foot Doug Wright cat, the new DougWright Defalco of owner/driver Mike Falco and throttleman, which also campaigns a Class 1 team, took yesterday’s also still-unofficial victory.

On scene as a member of the Race World Offshore livestream broadcast team, offshore racing correspondent Eric Colby said Falco did not comment on his long-term plans in either class.

Racing begins today at noon. Fans can catch all the action live on the Race World Offshore Facebook page and YouTube channel. Look for a comprehensive report on the Ocean City event tomorrow morning on

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