Name: Gary Buskirk.
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
Years in boat racing: 10.
Who/what got you started in racing? The Thirlbys. We’re longtime friends; they brought me here in 2001 and I started racing after that. They taught me everything. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them, that’s for sure.
Career highlights: Winning the 350 Hydro here. That’s my biggest accomplishment for sure.
Best things about racing in DePue: The people here. They love us and accept us here and meet us with open arms. You pull in here and it’s, “Ah, we’re home.”
Classes racing this weekend: 350 Hydro.
— Kevin Hieronymus