Nut House Yacht Club and Mendana Racing Celebrate 5th year of partnership

May 26, 2016

Mendana Racing Enterprises and the Nut House Yacht Club of Bay City, MI are celebrating their fifth anniversary of sponsorship heading into the 2016 season.

The relationship between the NHYC and Mendana Racing started in 2012. In previous years the club had sponsored the #42 of Shaun Torrente at their home site, the Bay City River Roar. “When Shaun went overseas to race, it seemed logical for our sponsorship to go to the next best option” says NYHC member Rod Pasch. “We had no clue how great of an idea that would turn out to be!”


The first year turned out to be a success for both parties. Carlos Mendana went on to win the Bay City River Roar in the Formula Lights class. That afternoon, an agreement was made by a “roosting”. As soon as Carlos was done washing down the group with the waters of the Saginaw River, the group confirmed to sponsorship for years to come.


The next year, NHYC became a full season sponsor.  Four years later, Nut House Yacht Club still is on every Mendana Racing hull at every event. “It feels like more of a friendship than a sponsorship” says Sean Carolan, “The Mendana Family and crew take time out of their busy schedule to let us be a part of their race and family experience. It's greatly appreciated and we look forward to it every year”


Jose Mendana, Sr couldn't agree more “The entire team looks forward to the NHYC “Barge Party” every year.” “We love the sponsorship, and friendship, from the group at the NHYC”. Mendana Sr went on to add, about the teams travels “From Quebec, to Seattle, to Texas, people constantly ask about the NHYC decal on our boats”.



“Supporting Mendana Racing is supporting not only a a long time Bay City event but also supporting a great team, a team comprised of family and friends that are talented and dedicated to the art of racing” adds NHYC's Melissa Beckrow. “In addition, it has been an honor to know and celebrate three generations of racing in the Mendana family!”


The full fleet of NHYC hulls will be taking to the waters of Stone Lake in LaPorte, IN for the upcoming Maple City Grand Prix.  Testing will be all day Friday, June 3rd, with racing action happening all day June 4th and 5th.




// Schedule

  • Highlands Spring Classic Highlands, TX Apr 02  -  Apr 03  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • Port Neches Riverfest Port Neches, TX Apr 29  -  May 01  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • Powerboat Nationals Liqui Moly Formula Lights Series Race Branson, MO May 14  -  May 15  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • Liqui Moly Region 7 Championship Branson, MO Jun 18  -  Jun 19  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • Marietta Riverfront Roar Marietta, OH Jul 09  -  Jul 10  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • APBA Central Divisional Championship Branson, MO Jul 23  -  Jul 24  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • APBA Eastern Divisional Championship Ravenswood , WV Aug 06  -  Aug 07  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
  • APBA North American Championship Branson, MO Sep 10  -  Sep 11  2022 Formula Lights (#21, #27)
  • F1 Powerboat Highlands Fall Classic Highlands, TX Sep 23  -  Sep 25  2022 Formula Lights (#21)
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