In his on-going efforts and new role as H1 Unlimited Chairman, Steve David is consistently providing updates, news, and sharing ideas to take the sport to a new level. The UNLIMITED NewsJournal supports his efforts and offers support to the new leadership that is developing.
On the H1 website, Steve is posting news and messages on recent H1 related topics. Look for "The Chairman's Corner" page on the H1 Unlimited website for the latest from Steve.
Recent news from Steve David has been exciting and encouraging for all to learn. Steve has made the commitment to continue as H1 Chairman through 2015. Check back frequently to the Chairman's Corner for the latest from Steve.
Spring Testing Plans Announced !!
Ellstrom Racing announced they will be testing the U-96 Spirit of Qatar on the Columbia River
in Tri-Cities on Friday, May 29th and will be joined by the U-9 Jones Racing RedDOT/
Les Schwab & URG's gbr-11 Peters & May If you are in the area, come by and get a preview for 2015
Updates from the Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup
Keith Allen gives us some updates on developments with the
Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup event.
Event tickets, both land side and log boom packages are planned to go on sale online no later than May 1st. The website should be up and running within the next week @ cdasilvercup.com.
Vendor and volunteer opportunities are now available. Their permitting process is underway, within the parameters, and they are confident with the feedback they have received to date with that process.
For further details see the CDA Silver Cup facebook page
The July 17-19th Silver Cup event creates three consecutive weekends of H1 Unlimited racing
in the Pacific Northwest.
The Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup, Tri-Cities HAPO Gold Cup, and the Seattle Albert Lee Cup ________________________________________________________________________________
The Madison Regatta is returning to a 2.5 mile race course and a three day event this year which includes the unlimiteds back to racing under the Madison-Milton bridge. Also added to the 2015 event will be the Grand Prix class hydros racing on the Ohio river. click this link for the story in the Madison Courier
U-9 Jones Racing is pleased to announce that the driver of the U-9 unlimited hydroplane for the 2015 season will be Scott Liddycoat !
Our team is looking forward to setting up the boat for Scott and plan on testing the U-9 on the water during the last week in May. We are also pleased that Jon Zimmerman has agreed to stay on as a backup driver if the need should arise. The sport of hydroplane racing is always changing in some fashion and teams are continuously working on making their boat faster than the last heat, race, and season.
At the Jones Racing shop, we are in the process of building new parts and tuning our equipment to make our boat faster. Changes also include from time to time, a reorganization of the crew as people move on to other things and new people join-up to help the team. Jones Racing looks forward to making 2015 another season to remember!
Jesse Robertson tabbed by Team Porter Racing
DECATUR, Ind. – Jesse Robertson has joined Team Porter Racing as driver of the 7 Graham Trucking, team owner Ted Porter announced today.
“I recently began looking for a new driver for the 7 (T-5),” Porter said. “Jesse has a great attitude and his driving ability continues to improve, so bringing him in is a very good fit for our team. I look forward to seeing him drive the T-5 so he can truly have fun driving an unlimited.”
“When I was with the 57 team back in 2013, we frequently pitted next to Team Porter Racing and I saw first-hand their professionalism and the success their team celebrated,” Robertson said. “Driving for them now is going to be awesome!”
“Jesse will continue to be a great face for the sport as well as a force to be reckoned with on the race course,” Porter said. “I am looking forward to having Jesse as part of our team in 2015.”
Porter said the support from the team’s title sponsor has been critical to the success of Team Porter Racing.
“A big thank you to Rob Graham who has fully supported our driver choices, and our team, throughout the years,” Porter said. “A large portion of our success is due to Rob’s continued support.”
The opening that Robertson fills came with the recent resignation of Cal Phipps, who drove the 7 Graham Trucking to a third-place finish in the H1 Unlimited National High Points championship standings.
“Cal was an awesome member of our team last year,” Porter said. “He will be missed, and we appreciate everything he did. I truly am happy for Cal and the opportunity he has with his new team.”
H1 Unlimited Chairman Steve David and officials of the Tri-City Water Follies have announced that the Tri-City group will host the 2015 APBA Gold Cup July 24-26.
The HAPO Gold Cup will mark the 50th anniversary of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing on the Columbia River between Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, Washington under the direction of the Tri-City Water Follies.
In making the announcement on behalf of H1, David said, “We are very excited to be able to award the 2015 Gold Cup to the very deserving race committee and community in the Tri-Cities and look forward to seeing the competition for one of the most prestigious trophies in all of motorsports take place in one of our outstanding long term venues and well respected by all of our race sites.” David added, “When we talked to all of our race sites, they agreed unanimously that the 50th anniversary of the Tri-City race and the long standing support by the committee, volunteers and community made the Tri-City area and the Water Follies committee very deserving of the opportunity to host the 2015 Gold Cup.” The Gold Cup was last held in the Tri-Cities in 1984 and has been held exclusively in Detroit since 1990.
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