1- Graham Trucking, J. Michael Kelly
6- Oberto, Jimmy Shane
7- Graham Trucking II, Cal Phipps
9- Les Schwab Tires present Team Red Dot, Jon Zimmerman
11- Peters & May, Tom Thompson
12- Miss DiJulio, Greg Hopp
17- Our Gang Racing, Jeff Bernard
18- Bucket List Racing, Kelly Stocklin
21- Go Fast Turn Left Racing, Jamie Nilsen
22- Ranch & Home presents Webster Racing, Mike Webster
37- Beacon Plumbing, Dave Villwock
96- Spirit of Qatar, Kip Brown
100- Leland Unlimited, David Warren __________________________________________________________________
Nate Brown, driver Jeff Bernard, and the U-17 Our Gang Racing will be competing in their last two races as a team, at Tri-Cities and Seattle.
They have taken a novel approach for fundraising and sponsorship for these events.
Nate wants you to become part of "Our Gang". We at the UNLIMITED NewsJournal are a part of that campaign to get the U-17 on the water and racing, we have purchased a "turbine level" package and will have our name on the U-17. We challenge the hydroplane community, groups, and websites to do the same, be a part of "Our Gang" this summer.
For more details, watch this video and go to the Our Gang Racing website.
"Diamond Cup Unlimited, LLC is reluctantly
announcing the cancellation of the 2014 Diamond Cup Hydroplane Race. The
Kootenai County Sheriff's obdurate refusal to accept an application for
a Marine Event permit in conformity with his statutory obligations
under Idaho law has caused the cancellation of the race. For more on this see CDAPress.com story ____________________________________________________________________________________
Dave Villwock Returns to Racing
A developing story that was officially announced today by Schumacher Racing, has Dave Villwock coming out of driving retirement to pilot the 37 Beacon Plumbing at the Tri-Cities and Seattle races. Dave has served as consultant and most recently as team manager for Schumacher Racing, overseeing upgrades to this hull built in 2011. Scott Liddycoat will also get some seat time in the boat to keep his H1 driving credentials current, though Villwock is expected to handle the primary driving for the two races. Specific plans after the Seattle race are unknown at this time
and there has been repeated talk of possible ownership change for the team.
For more on this story see the press release on the H1 website "Villwock Returning To Competition" _________________________________________________________________________________
A.P.B.A. Gold Cup for Jimmy Shane & Oberto/Miss Madison
Jimmy Shane wins his first Gold cup and brings one back to Madison for the first time since 1971. Shane made the right moves in the final heat while J. Michael Kelly and Mike Webster were penalized for score-up violations. Jimmy Shane then had to out-drive Brian Perkins in the 21 Al Deeby Dodge and Cal Phipps in the 7 Graham Trucking for 5 laps to take the win.
For a wrap up of the Gold Cup see the story on the H1 Unlimited website Gold Cup for Shane - Oberto - Madison
The Unlimited NewsJournal will have extensive coverage of the Gold Cup in an upcoming issue.
The Indiana Governors Cup is Over and J. Michael Kelly takes the win at Madison
in the 1 Graham Trucking
J. Michael Kelly took advantage of Jimmy Shane in the 6 Oberto jumping the start of the final heat by about one boat length to take the win. Jon Zimmerman in the 9 Red Dot/Spirit of Qatar finished second, Cal Phipps in the 7 Graham Trucking third, Shane in the 6 Oberto fourth, and Jamie Nilsen in the 21 GFTL Racing did not start for the final. All through racing on Sunday, the Ohio river course took it toll on boats with spin-outs, several suffering damage, and drivers drivers getting knocked around.
We will have a complete race report coming up in the July issue.
Coverage of the upcoming 2014 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing season will be streamed live via the Internet exclusively at www.UnlimitedHydroplaneRacing.TV.
Viewers will be able to purchase a five-race package for $29.95
To get the five race package, the deadline is July 2nd Event coverage will include races from Madison, Indiana, Detroit, Michigan, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, San Diego, California, and Doha, Qatar. (Tri-Cities & Seattle local networks provide their own live stream)
As part of the streaming package, fans will be able to watch from their desktop and laptop computers at home, or with the free Livestream for mobile app, from a variety of mobile devices while away from home. Fans attending the races can subscribe and get live video coverage over their mobile devices.
“We are pleased to award
UnlimitedHydroplaneRacing.TV the exclusive streaming rights for five of
our races this season. They have excellent plans in place to make the
experience rewarding for all fans, whether they attend the races or
watch from home,” said H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole.
2014 Race Schedule The racing season kicks off with the Madison Regatta over the 4th of July Weekend Madison ~ July 4-6
Detroit ~ July 11-13
Tri-Cities ~ July 25-27
Seattle ~ Aug 1-3 Coeur d'Alene ~ Aug 29-31
San Diego ~ Sept 12-14
Doha ~ Nov 20-22
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