I happened upon this article outlining the race boat drivers that were lucky enough to test a uniquely designed outboard racing motor. One of them was my father ( Rich McKinley ):
The lucky seven..Here is the seven drivers that was hand picked by OMC to race the unique designed racing outboard:..Jimbo McConnell , Mike Downard, Rich McKinley, Jonny Sanders, Tom Posey, Barry Woods and Bobby Witt. This is an incredible letter from Jack Leek at OMC to Jimbo McConnell. Thank you Cathy McConnell/ Source: Svera.se /
He won the world championship in France one year as well. So when you wonder why I have incorporated racing into my writing as an author; it is in my blood.
Another article showcasing a promotional video from OMC ( Title Drive ) mentions my father ~7 minutes into the video:
Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley