Shane Holds Off Kelly To Win Hydrofest in Detroit

DETROIT—Over the course of the 2015 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane season, Jimmy Shane in the Oberto and J Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking have put on a show that few boat racing fans will forget.

On Sunday, the two drivers didn’t disappoint the fans along the Detroit River shoreline. Shane held off Kelly this time to win the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in a battle that is becoming commonplace.

Close racing both days with both Grand Prix & Unlimited classes on the Detroit River. Saturday action saw winds and an accident involving the U-96 ELAM Plus but Jean Theoret escaped with no injuries. Sunday brought more close racing for the fans.

Watch the incredible onboard footage from the U-96

Heading into San Diego the top 3 in High Points
Jimmy Shane -  4860 points
J. Michael Kelly -  4234 points
Cal Phipps -  3611 points

- The UNJ will have complete coverage of the Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in a coming issue -


Next On the H1 Unlimited Schedule is Bayfair at San Diego, September 18-20 on Mission Bay


The latest version of the H1 Unlimited Rules and Regulations is now published and available for viewing.

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         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!

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The 1975 “Winged Wonder” U-25 Pay ‘N Pak is privately owned by Ken Muscatel and being restored by the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum by Mike Hanson, Jere Heiser and Museum volunteers.  The Pak will be back, running soon!  The Museum is pleased to announce that we will have the “Winged Wonder” on display as a Mobile Exhibit this summer and permanent exhibit in the Museum this fall. 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...

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From GoPro - H1 Unlimited Action from the 2014 Season

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Sunday, Sept. 13th 2:00 pm @ Redmond Library 
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