SAN DIEGO — Remember "Cub Busters?" How about "Salt Busters?"
That's what Miss Budweiser, driven by Jim Kropfeld, is being called after winning in the salt water in Miami and becoming the first turbine engine to win in salt water.
Now, Miss Budweiser--which has come up with a separater to keep the salt water out of the combustion chamber--could make it a sweep of salt water locales in the Miller High Life Thunderboat Regatta at salty Mission Bay this weekend.
Entering this weekend, Chip Hanauer's Miller American has a 569-point lead over Miss Budweiser, but Miller American is 0 for 5 in salt water.