Owner and driver, Dennis Wright, was first introduced to hydroplane racing as a young boy attending the unlimited hydroplane races in Evansville, IN. At 14 years old he began building and racing radio controlled hydroplanes, a hobby that consumed him for the next 25 years. His interests in hydroplane racing was catalyzed by his history teacher at North Posey Junior High School, Ed Cooper Jr., who served on Jim Sedam's U-22 crew at the time. In class, Cooper would share stories of his time with the Miss Madison and My Gypsy teams. A few years later Cooper and his father acquired the U-17 Tempus from Chuck Hickling. Wright started hanging around Cooper's shop, learning all he could about the V-12 Allison engines, boat building and the sport of hydroplane racing. He also continued to race R/C boats, winning consecutive high-point championships in the Sport 40 class.
In 2005 Dennis moved up to full-sized inboard hydroplane racing with the purchase of the S-2 Superior Miss from Merritt Smith of Cincinnatti, OH. Wright Brothers Motorsports was soon formed and a few, short weeks later Wright debuted as a driver at the American Power Boat Association Inboard Eastern Divisionals in Morgan City, LA.
Disaster struck on February 28, 2017 when a tornado destroyed the shop in Poseyville, IN and along with it, the S-2 and other hydroplanes. In the fall of 2017 Wright purchased the former S-33, Keen's Sunday Money, from Doug Martin of Purcellville, VA. This boat was restored during the summer of 2018 in a new boat shop that was constructed in New Harmony, IN, adjacent to Wright's home. Look for the new S-2 to hit the water in the spring of 2019.
Wright is employed as mold design engineer for Berry Global in Evansville, IN. Along with his wife, Cindy, and their three children, Michael, Baylee and Dennis III, he attends APBA inboard races across the midwest every summer.