Driver: Tony Battiato
Throttleman: John Cosker
Boat make/model: 2013 51 ft. Mystic, Capsulized Carbon Fiber Boat with four 600 cubic-inch Lightning Performance Engines
Boat Name: American Ethanol
Port of Call: Easton, Ill.
Shootout Race Classification: PC6P4R
Horsepower: 9,000 hp
Modifications: Vortec Superchargers, Arneson Drives, SCS gear boxes, Herring props. Converted to run on Renegade E85 Ethanol
Highest Speed: 217 mph at the 2016 LOTO Shootout
2017 GLOC Shootout Overall Top Gun 200 mph
2017 LOTO Shootout Overall Top Gun To 204 mph
2016 LOTO Shootout PC6P4R Class 217 mph
2016 GLOC Shootout Top Gun 206 mph
2015 LOTO Shootout Top Gun 208 mph
2013 & 2014 Don Onken LOTO Shootout Class Champion with this Mystic
Pre-2012 LOTO Shootout Don Onken owned other boats that also won in their classes
2008 – 2017 LOTO Shootout Undefeated in Class
Sponsor(s): American Ethanol and Big Thunder Marine
Business: Onken’s Inc., Onken’s American Recyclers, Inc., Onken Farms
Tony Battiato: Mechanic, Big Thunder Marine, LOTO.
John Cosker: Owner, Mystic Powerboats, Deland, Fla.
A Mystic has won at the LOTO Shootout every year since 2005, except for 2012 when there wasn't a Mystic at the Shootout. So, that is 13 out of the last 14 years.
Tony: Married to Jessica with one daughter
John: Married to Robin with two children