Burns closed the ceremony by honoring the final member of this year’s class, ace throttleman and multi-time world champion John Tomlinson of TNT Custom Marine in Miami. Unfortunately Tomlinson—a four-time overall Top Gun champion of the event as Dave Scott’s throttleman—had a last-minute cancellation so he couldn’t make it and his current teammate and longtime friend, Myrick Coil, accepted the award for him.
Watch as TNT’s Johnny Tomlinson and others are interviewed by Mercury Racing! Sharing his love for racing and being on the water, Tomlinson also gives a bit of history about how far TNT Custom Marine and Mercury Racing Engines have come since he first started racing!
Check out the interview, below, from Janet Dabbs of Lake Expo, featuring an awesome review of the 2016 Offshore Racing Season! Lake of the Ozarks Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast team won first place in the 2016 35th Annual Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in the Superboat Class on Sunday, Nov. 13 in Key West, Fla.
Since 2006, Johnny Tomlinson has been a Powerboat Magazine Test Team driver and consultant. Tomlinson and fellow test team driver Bob Teague, put some of the world’s leading performance boats through their paces for the readers of Powerboat magazine. Below is an excerpt from Powerboat Magazine’s Editor’s report – August, 2008 So the boats you’ll…
In August of 2003, Johnny Tomlinson took NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer for a 167mph ride up the Hudson river. Lauer was a guest of Dave Scott and the Bacardi Silver team that was in town for the SBI New York Championships. Lauer came on the Monday following the race, did some interiews with…
Dave Scott and Johnny Tomlinson pilot the Bacardi Silver Offshore Powerboat for NBC’s Jeep World of Adventure Sports. NBC captures the excitement and the thrill of going over 170 mph on the water.
NBC’s NASCAR personality Wally Dallenbach went for a ride with Johnny Tomlinson off the coast of Key West. They took the 43′ Bacardi Silver for a test run and Wally used some footage from inside the boat for his segment during the pre-race show called Wally’s World.