|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1928|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 2004|
Sam Kurtovich,of Fresno,held a dragboat world record,hydroplaning at 203 mph and was the first person to drive a drive a ski boat at over 150 mph.Sam raced boats from 1968-1976 and was the National Dragboat Association champion in 1975.Sam also was a member of the Visalia Bench Shooting Association and was club champion in 1984,shooting was most exciting for him.It took quite a bit of physical skill,kind of like playing golf.He would have his good days and his bad days.Sam had said"that boat racing was more mechanical than physical skill"
Note: Sam also held rifle shooting record 1986 Visalia Ca
Belmont Memorial Park
Created by: george kurtovich
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39042525
good o'l uncle sam rest in peace youll aways be in my memories going to the races with you me and doug thought we was cool got to help mix fule and hand you ron and ol pee-dee wrenches on the team rip unc.|
Added: Oct. 23, 2015
RIP Sam. You are missed and a legend in the drag boat circles. My uncle and cousin applied to get your old number and proudly display it in your honour.308|
Added: Jan. 11, 2014
Honoring Samuel Kurtovich. RIP, Sailor.|
Added: Mar. 12, 2011
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