|Text on Button||NATIONAL CHAMPION BUD MAN Miss Budweiser U-12 1969 1970 Miss BUDWEISER|
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Budweiser is a pale lager produced by Anheuser-Busch beverage corporatoin. Budweiser was introduced in 1876 by Adolphus Busch from Saint Louis, Missouri. Budweiser has grown to become one of the highest selling beers in the United States and is still available and popular in over 80 markets worldwide.
Budweiser dabbled in the racing circuit and sponsored 22 hydroplanes known as Miss Budweiser, that raced in the unlimited class under the u12 banner. These were owned by Bernie Little and his youngest son, Joe. Anheuser-Busch began sponsoring them in 1963, thanks to a friend of Bernie, the Anheuser-Busch president, August Busch, III. After the 2004 season, Joe stopped racing as there were changes in Anheuser-Busch leadership. The sponsorship lasted 43 years. Bill Sterett was the driver in 1969 and brought in 5 wins between 1968-1969. He was replaced with Dean Chenoweth, who drove from 1970-73 before departing, but came back from 1979-1982, and he brought in 23 wins for Miss Budweiser.