Up Next On The H1Unlimited Schedule,
The APBA Gold Cup at the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest

2016 National High Point Standings going into Detroit

Jimmy Shane 1st: 4690 pts  -  J. Michael Kelly  2nd: 4411 pts - Brian Perkins 3rd: 3313 pts
Andrew Tate 4th: 2638 pts - Jean Theoret 5th: 2290 pts - Tom Thompson 6th: 2268 pts
Jimmy King 7th: 2039 pts - Jeff Bernard 8th: 1803 pts - Kevin Eacret  9th: 1325 pts
Cal Phipps 10th: 1100 pts - Dustin Echols 11th: 0 pts


Rookie Andrew Tate Wins Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair

Rookie unlimited hydroplane driver and Michigan native Andrew Tate drove U-9 Sound Propeller Presents Les Schwab Tires to victory in the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup on Lake Washington.

Tate averaged 133.224 mph in the winner-take-all final heat. Tate, on the inside, held off a hard-charging Jimmy Shane in U-1 Miss HomeStreet in one of the most thrilling duels in Seafair history. Shane nearly caught Tate in the second turn of the fourth lap, but Tate sprinted down the front straightaway and kept Shane on his hip through the fifth and final lap. Shane averaged 131.416 mph. J. Michael Kelly physically ran third, but was hit with a one lap penalty for a lane violation. The infraction dropped him to fifth place. Third went to Brian Perkins at the wheel of  U-21 Albert Lee Appliance. He averaged 125.731 mph. Jeff Bernard drove U-7 Graham Trucking II to fourth place with an average speed of 119.370. Kelly’s average speed for fifth place was 108.914. Jimmy King, driver of U-3 Miss DiJulio, failed to finish the final, as did Jean Theoret aboard U-16 Oh Boy! Oberto.


J. Michael Kelly and Graham Trucking Win the 2016 HAPO Columbia Cup After Another Final Heat with Controversy

On the water it appeared the U-1 HomeStreet Bank with Jimmy Shane had won the Columbia Cup again, when Jean Theoret in the U-16 OH BOY! Oberto was assessed a one lap penalty after the U-16 and U-1 collidied in turn two. After the race, H1 officials reviewed video and reversed the call, saying Shane slid out from lane one and hit Theoret. Many fans left thinking that Shane had won once again, as the decision and ruling took over an hour to be announced.

Final order of finish: 1st Place U-5 J. Michael Kelly-Graham Trucking, 2nd place U-16 Jean Theoret-
OH BOY! Oberto, 3rd place U-3 Jimmy King-Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware,
4th place U-21 Brian Perkins-PayneWest Insurance, 5th place gbr-11 Tom Thompson-Miss Peters & May,
6th place U-7 Jeff Bernard-Graham Trucking II, 7th place U-1 Jimmy Shane-Miss HomeStreet Bank



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
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 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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Sunday, Sept. 11th 2:00 @ Kingsgate Library - Kirkland
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