Ken Muscatel has been the principal driver for Superior Racing since the beginning. He got his start in 280 and 6-liter hydroplanes, and was champion of the National Invitational Series in 1987. His first Unlimited ride was in 1990 at Pearl Harbor in Dave Culley’s and Tim Donery’s Miss Northwest, the former Griffin Bud. In 1991 he replaced Steve David as the driver of Bob Fendler’s U-19 Jackpot Foodmart/Ms. Pog hydro, and was rookie of the year in 1991. He established Superior Racing with Mike Jones and Tom Moore in 1993 and took over sole ownership of the team in 1994.
Since entering the sport, Ken has worn almost every hat you can wear. He is a driver, owner, sat on the Board of Directors of the UHRA and subsequently was its Commissioner for two years. He was a founding member of the ABRA and currently serves as Vice-Chairman. He is a race promoter and consultant who is trying to bring back the President’s Cup in Washington, DC, and most recently has worked to market and help manage the races in San Diego and Evansville, joining the Board of Directors for both sites.
Ken’s other passion is vintage race boats. He was President of the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum for many years and remains on the Board of Directors. He is an avid collector of antique and vintage race boats.
Ken is a forensic and neuropsychologist who practices in Seattle. He is married to Heather and has a grown daughter, Jillian.