FRED ODENA was a great flatbottom driver. Fred ran carberated gas up to Blown fuel Flatbottoms from 1967 to 1980. Fred was a hot contender and was a high points champ many times. Fred's boats included The Stevens CGF, The Midas Touch CGF, Moriah BGF, The Banshee II and The Mist both Blown Fuel Flats. Fred crash twice, at High Point NC and then at The Molson Classic in London Ontario. After seeing many fellow racers, and freinds, killed or seriously injured through his career, Fred made the decision to retire from Drag Boat Racing after the crash in London Canada in 1980.