H1 Unlimited Mobile App

A fan’s “hydroplane heartbeat”

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     The mobile app was designed for H1 by Walt Ottenad, who oversees onboard cameras, and other multi-media efforts for H1.  “I’m excited to provide fans with this important tool to follow the sport,” said Ottenad. “The H1 app will provide fans an easier way to follow the sport and view results, team information, venue schedules, a large library of videos, and live streaming from the events.”

     Key features of the app include:
       * Race site information and schedules                                           * Driver/team stats and historical results
       * Entry lists and spotter guides                                                        * Social hub for drivers, teams, and race venues
       * Season race results and National High Points tracker              * Photos, live streaming video, and over 3,100 video clips
       * Event schedules and boat/driver appearances 
                 The free app is available in the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.  Just search for “H1 Unlimited.”

          Complete information and details about the app and all its features are available on the H1 Unlimited website.


2019 Spring Testing comes to the 2 1/2 mile Columbia River race course in the Tri-Cities, WA.  Friday May 31st

The six H1 Unlimiteds scheduled are the U-1 Delta Gear/Realtrac-Jones Racing, U-6 HomeStreet Racing/Miss Madison,

U-11 J&D's Racing presented by Reliable Diamond Tool, U-12 Graham Trucking, U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream,  440 Bucket List Racing, along with two Grand Prix West teams, GP-55 Cabo Marine, GP-20 Blown Income,

and several vintage unlimiteds.

The event is free to the public at Columbia Park from 9:00am - 5:00pm, several food trucks will be on hand.

The testing will be streamed live on the Internet beginning at 8:30 a.m. by local TV affiliate SWX Right Now (KNDU-TV) with Matt Funk, Mark Allen, and Kay Brewer describing the day’s action.   swxrightnow.com  or  nbcrightnow.com

Date                   Event                                                                   Location                                           Winner

May 31st               H1 Spring Training/Testing Session                             Tri-Cities, Wash.                                        n/a

June 28-30           Guntersville Lake Hydrofest                                        Guntersville, Ala.              

July 4-7                 APBA Gold Cup/Madison Regatta                                Madison, Ind.                  
July 26-28            HAPO Columbia Cup                                                    Kennewick, Wash.             

Aug. 2-4               Seafair Cup                                                                  Seattle, Wash.                 
Sept. 13-15           HomeStreet Bank Bayfair                                           San Diego, Calif.                

*tbd 2019             2019 H1 Champions Gala/Awards Banquet                        tbd            

Monthly Meeting of the UNLIMITED NewsJournal/Unlimiteds Unanimous

       Next Meeting:  Sunday June 9th  2:00 pm

       Bellevue Public Library - Meeting Room #4

                       click on library photo for link to directions

SEATTLE (April 30, 2019)—After a two year reorganization effort, H1 Unlimited, the governing body for powerboat racing’s most prestigious class of  hydroplane racing, announced today they have hired Ron Perry as the sport’s executive director, effective May 1, 2019.

Areas of expertise in marketing, sponsorships, logistics, finance, IT and strategic leadership, Perry will manage the business direction and day-to-day strategic management of  the power boat racing series, including, race host partners, marketing partnerships and general supervision of  the sport’s network of volunteers.

“I’m excited to bring the sport into the 21st century”, noted Perry. “Top priorities on my list are to bring reliable race coverage to the fans anywhere in the world, the use of  drones, GPS and other technologies to ensure the racing is without controversy.  This will not only make the fan experience exciting, but actually cost effective.”

   H1 Unlimited Fleet

Boat racing returns to Lake Guntersville this summer! This weekend will feature the H1 Unlimiteds, the Grand Prix World hydros and the Powerboat National series. Two nights of concerts, static displays, food and fun including a kids zone with water slides will round out the weekend.


He went on, “When a sport has an exciting product and direct fan engagement, sponsors will want to be a part of it because it will actually be valuable to their bottom line.  Happy fans will bring happy sponsors and as a result, create a more stable product that can be expanded to new race sites.”

This is the first time in three racing seasons that a non-boat racer will fill the sport’s top position.   Continued, click here...



H1 Unlimited has its free mobile device application “H1 Unlimited” for Apple and Android. The latest app is designed to connect hydroplane fans to the racing action with up-to-the-minute race updates and information during the H1 Hydroplane Racing Series season.

     This app is the fan’s hydroplane heartbeat, it will be constantly up-dated from our events, so that a fan watching on the beach or half-way around the world has access to up-to-the-minute information.”