Area powerboat racers George Conover, Warren Brown and Tabatha Carr each finished in the top five both days at the Wildwoods New Jersey Governor’s Cup Hydrofest on Saturday and Sunday in Wildwood Crest.

Heats and finals were held both days in various divisions on Sunset Lake.

Conover, of Egg Harbor Township, placed third Saturday and second on Sunday in a six-boat field in the National Modified hydroplane class. Conover drove Magnum In The Red (NM18), a boat owned by Dave and Janice Sutton of Bridgeton.

Saturday was the Eastern Divisional Championships in all classes.

Brown, of Galloway Township Township, finished fourth both days in the Jersey Speed Skiffs class.

A skiff is not a hydroplane. It has a classic powerboat hull and has two people aboard, a driver and a riding mechanic. Brown drove his boat Kiss (JS65), and son Warren Brown IV of Mays Landing was the riding mechanic.

Jersey Speed Skiffs had 12 boats Saturday and nine Sunday.

Carr, of Egg Harbor Township, was the riding mechanic for driver Tom Petterson of Blairstown (Warren County), and Pewtterson’s boat Lap Dancer (JS77) finished third in the Jersey Speed Skiffs class on Saturday and second on Sunday.

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