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.
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.