For nine months of the year, Jerry Hopp is a school bus driver in Snohomish.
In the summer, Hopp drives the yellow GP-15 Peters and May in the Grand Prix West series.
"Anything that's yellow, I drive it," he said.
The yellow on Hopp's boat is actually called Lemon Ice, the color chosen for the boat's previous owner, Mike's Hard Lemonade.
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Though yellow is not Hopp's favorite color — that would be metallic blue — he said he doesn't think about changing the GP-15's color.
"We've won six national titles with the yellow boat and set various speed records," he said.
Lemon Ice continues to serve Hopp well: He leads the GP standings with 465 points.