H1 2016 Mobile App

For 2016, H1 Unlimited will connect with our fans and partners in a way we have never attempted: via a FREE web app that will allow us to supply more information quicker than ever before directly to your mobile device. We plan on publishing race results, video links, photos, schedule changes and other timely info that will impact your enjoyment of our events, involving you more immediately in the excitement that is H1 Unlimited.

In addition, the app will be EXTREMELY simple to share with friends, family, co-workers or anyone that you’d like to share your love of with H1 Unlimited racing with! When you hit the “SHARE” button, you’ll be able to send the app using any method your mobile device allows, such as text message, email or even QR code! Make sure you share the app as much as possible to get everyone involved!

The H1 2016 app will work on Apple or Android phones and tablets and is free to download and to use. It will be updated in real time from each race site so you will have race results within minutes of the end of each heat. When we get spectacular video from our onboard cameras, we’ll post clips right away. If our schedule changes, you’ll know it as soon as we do.

We have the complete story on the H1 Unlimited App in the our August 2016 issue >> click here for the issue

The Lineup for the 2016 HAPO Columbia Cup

U-1 Miss Homestreet Bank - Jimmy Shane
U-3 Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware - Jimmy King
U-5 Graham Trucking - J. Michael Kelly
U-7 Graham Trucking II - Jeff Bernard
U-9 Les Schwab Tires/Sound Propeller - Andrew Tate
U-11 Miss Peters & May - Tom Thompson
U-16 OH BOY! Oberto - Jean Theoret
U-18 Bucket List Racing - Dustin Echols
U-21 PayneWest Insurance - Brian Perkins
U-99.9 Carstar powered Miss Rock - Kevin Eacret
*  as of July 26th, subject to change

Go3 Racing Team and GRIGGS ACE HARDWARE Team Up for the HAPO Columbia Cup and more developments from the Go3 Team

Ed Cooper announced on Friday that his Go3 Racing Team will be making its season debut on the 2016 H1 Unlimited circuit at the HAPO Columbia Cup at the Tri Cities (July 29-31).

"Without Charlie Grigg and his generous sponsorship of the Go3 team, we could not race in the Columbia Cup, as well as the rest of our sponsors" continued Cooper."

The only piston powered Unlimited Hydroplane will be known as the Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware for the Tri Cities race, the 2nd stop on the H1 Unlimited tour. Also joining the team for Tri Cities with sponsorship of the Go3 Racing Team is 610 KONA News Radio, Basin Disposal and Tri Cities Insurance Professionals.
Veteran racer Jimmy King returns to the drivers seat for his 7th season for Owner Ed Cooper.

Having won his first Unlimited race at Tri Cities in 1989, Cooper said, "We're going there to race our boat and more importantly have fun."

Now joining the Go3 in Tri-Cities as an associate sponsor will be the DiJulio name. With the addition of the DiJulio family sponsorship, Ed Cooper has announced they will be competing in Seattle at the Albert Lee Appliance Cup the week after Tri-Cities. The DiJulio name will be the title sponsor on the U-3 Miss DiJulio in Seattle.


Oberto Brands On Board Ellstrom Racing for Seattle & Tri-Cities


Tom Hernquist, CEO and president of Oberto Brands announced today that the company's name and familiar red, white and green colors will be aboard Ellstrom Racing's U-16 Unlimited Hydroplane for the 2016 Seattle Seafair Albert Lee Appliance Cup Race on Lake Washington August 5-7.

***Update - Just added, the Ellstrom Racing U-16 OH BOY! Oberto will race in the Tri Cities HAPO Columbia Cup this weekend. Posted on the Ellstrom Racing fb page "Getting ready for Tri Cities. Yup. Tri Cities. See you there."

Ellstrom Racing, a multi-generation family-owned Seattle based company will be racing their Seafair entry as the U-16 OH BOY! Oberto with veteran driver Jean Theoret, a six-time winner in the H1 Unlimited Series, doing the driving. Ellstrom Racing, a multi-generation family-owned Seattle based company will be racing their Seafair entry as the U-16 OH BOY! Oberto with veteran driver Jean Theoret, a six-time winner in the H1 Unlimited Series, doing the driving. see more...


Darrell Strong and PayneWest Insurance On Board U-21

 Go Fast Turn Left Racing announced a partnership with Darrell Strong and PayneWest Insurance as U-21 title sponsors for the 2016 MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup and HAPO Columbia Cup.   Making the announcement at the Go Fast Turn Left shop in Maple Valley, Washington, owner Greg O’Farrell said “We’re delighted to have Darrell and PayneWest Insurance join the U-21 team for the first two races of the 2016 H1 Unlimited season and looking forward to a great partnership!” Strong, a long-time race team sponsor in previous Columbia Cup events, said “I’m excited with the opportunity to have our organization represented by a first-rate team”  see more ...

Go Fast Turn Left Racing is proud to announce the U-21 will once again represent Albert Lee Appliance in the 2016 Albert Lee Cup at Seafair.  The team is also announcing round 2 of the popular "Design The Boat" contest with as extra bonus feature. This time around, entrants will have the chance to see their winning design in action during the Albert Lee Cup! The GFTL team will select a winning design and have that design added to the U-21 for the Seafair event. Contact the GFTL team through their facebook page for more information on the contest.

Team Porter Signs Jeff Bernard to Pilot the U-7

Team Porter Racing has signed Jeff Bernard to pilot the U-7 for the 2016 season. Team Porter already has one boat committed for the 2016 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane season. The U-5 Graham Trucking piloted by J. Michael Kelly. The U-7 season sponsor is still to be determined. The U-7 number will begin the season on the U-57 hull and most likely move to the T5 hull as the T6 boat is brought back into the race schedule as the U-5.



A name synonymous with the legacy of Fred Leland and Leland Racing returns for 2016. The U-99.9 CARSTAR powered MISS ROCK is coming this summer to the H1 circuit. The Puget Sound NW CARSTAR dealers are back with Leland Unlimited and teaming up with KISW. The local northwest radio station is celebrating their 45th anniversary and bringing the trademark MISS ROCK colors back. Stacy Briseno, Kevin Eacret and the core group at Leland Racing are excited to be a part of the tradition.


H1 Unlimited Gold Club

New for the 2016 season is the EXCLUSIVE H1 Unlimited “Gold Club”

With your $100 H1 Gold Club membership, you get the following benefits:

  • Exclusive Gold Club polo
  • Gold Club embroidered hat
  • Collectible Gold Club Card with a lanyard.
  • Cold pit access to every event of the H1 Unlimited circuit   *does not include event admission
  • Exclusive small group session with either a driver/crew chief/ official/owner at each event.
  • for the H1 Unlimited Gold Club go to this link >>Gold Club

         The Video Vault is a private Group, on the H.A.R.M. web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades. Here is how you can join!

                                                                                BOOSTER CLUB

The 1975 “Winged Wonder” U-25 Pay ‘N Pak is privately owned by Ken Muscatel and being restored at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum by Mike Hanson, Jere Heiser and Museum volunteers.  The Pak will be back, running soon!  Join the Pay ‘N Pak Booster Club to help the Museum bring the Legacy of Innovation of the Pay ‘N Pak to the fans. More...

                                     JOIN THE PAY ‘N PAK BOOSTER CLUB 

A reminder to all our long time loyal readers and our new visitors just finding out out about the UNLIMITED NewsJournal. You can print out a copy of any and each issue as they are released.

To print out a copy of any month of the NewsJournal, simply go the UNJ Archives tab at the top of the website page, click on the issue you want to print, and download the issue you want to your computer. From there you can either print directly using your own printer or save the pdf download and have it printed at your local copy center. whichever is more convenient for you.

We took the NewsJournal online to be able to provide you with even more exclusive content, color
photos, videos, links to more content and news from the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing.
We do realize that some of you still like to print out a copy and that is why we have each issue
archived in a PDF document for printing.

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