Darrell Strong and Payne West Insurance On Board U-21

Go Fast Turn Left Racing announced a partnership with Darrell Strong and Payne West 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 Payne West 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 and can’t wait for the season opener in Madison!”  see more ...

They Don't Call It "The Silly Season" for No Reason
Jimmy Shane returns to the cockpit of the U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank and crewmember Dan Hoover is named crew chief.

For Immediate Release, May 3, 2016:

We are pleased to announce the return of Jimmy Shane to the cockpit of the HomeStreet Bank
sponsored U-1 unlimited hydroplane and the promotion of Dan Hoover to Crew Chief for the 2016 season. Jimmy's return is based on the planning and preparation under Team Manager Charlie Grooms, new Crew Chief Dan Hoover and the experienced Miss Madison team.

“Miss Madison Inc. and our racing partner, HomeStreet Bank are extremely pleased that Jimmy Shane will continue to pilot the world’s only community owned hydroplane. Events of the last several weeks have reshaped our focus and with the promotion of Dan Hoover as crew chief we couldn’t be more excited to start a campaign to repeat our National Champion efforts. Jimmy and Dan have worked together for many years, are close friends and  have been a part of our team's success the last 2 years which makes Dan’s promotion to crew chief very seamless,” said Charlie Grooms, Team Manager of Miss Madison Inc.

For the full press release see Miss Madison website
The UNLIMITED NewsJournal will have the full story in our next issue


Spring Testing Plans - UPDATE
  Guntersville U-27 Wiggins Racing Test Plans Cancelled,
The Tri-Cities Session Is Set For June 10th
As a result of some logistic issues with planning and patrol boats to secure the area for a safe test course, the Lake Guntersville, AL. testing session planned for June 4th has been cancelled. After discussion with local officials, a firm race date for Lake Guntersville in 2018 has been set.

The Tri-Cities Water Follies will host Spring Testing on the Columbia River, set for Friday June 10th.

  Planning to attend are the U-9 Les Schwab/RedDOT team, U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank, the U-18 Bucket List Racing, with possible additional teams to be added.   See more....

2016 H1 Unlimited Schedule

MainSource Bank Madison Regatta July 1-3

HAPO Columbia Cup  July 29-31

Albert Lee Appliance Cup  August 5-7

UAW-GM Hydrofest  August 26-28

San Diego Bayfair  September 16-18


100th Anniversary in Detroit: APBA Gold Cup adds “Free Friday”

The thrilling tradition of high speed powerboat racing in Detroit continues with the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2016. This event will mark 100 consecutive years of powerboat racing along the Detroit River and the return of the prestigious APBA Gold Cup.

UAW-GM and Detroit Riverfront Events, Inc. are expanding their commitment and partnership by announcing the addition of “FREE Friday,” occurring on August 26 beginning at 1 p.m., which will include free admission to the grandstands and the cold pit during the practice runs.

UAW-GM’s title sponsorship has ensured that all general admission parks will remain free on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are on-sale now. Grandstand seating start at $50, with ticket prices increasing up to $180 for the VIP Club Gold Cup. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, call the office of the Detroit Riverfront Events Inc. at 313-329-8047. Visit www.detroitboatraces.com for complete details.


Review of the 2015 H1 Unlimited season by David Cormier

  This video was shown at the H1 Unlimited Banquet at the Pacific Science Center on Feb. 20, 2016.

2015 Go3 Racing Team Highlights
from Mike Fetscher/Go3 Racing

H1 UNLIMITED: Go Big or Go Home
from David Cormier/H1 Unlimited


         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 

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