Richard (Rick) Corella has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer of the H1 Racing series. His role of C.O.O. responsibilities has not been specifically announced yet but we are looking forward to hearing how his role will be defined.
Rick has been involved with unlimited racing for many years, and brings a fresh look and ideas to his new role. Rick was a long time member on the Oberto/Madison team and most recently involved with the Ellstrom/Qatar team.
In the announcement he noted "Unlimited boat racing is in a place of great opportunity. I ask all my friends in the sport and its many casual supporters. Please give your thoughts, ideas, plans and dreams. Now is the time, together we can build this sport to achieve all our goals.
Please give me any input through my e mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you in advance for your help and support."
2016 H1 Unlimited Year In Review
Video by David Cormier, shown at the H1 Champions Gala Banquet
Coming up on Friday June 2nd in Tri-Cities, WA. and Saturday June 17th at Guntersville Lake, AL. are the two scheduled pre-season testing sessions.
An opportunity for the teams to test their off-season updates and preparations for the upcoming race season. More details of boats to appear at each testing coming soon.
The weekend event, scheduled for Aug. 25-27, will be split into two different races. Qualifiers will take place Friday, Saturday will be the President's Cup championship and Sunday will be the Gold Cup championship.
Despite earlier discussion about seeking two title sponsors for each event, DREI President Mark Weber said that Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, which has been a sponsor of the event at a smaller scale, will be the one main sponsor of HydroFest.
"You can show up on Saturday or Sunday and watch a complete race and see a winner," Weber said.
Weber likes the balance of this year's single-sponsor model. "It got us to the finish line much quicker," he said.
In an un-announced test session, Dr. Ken Muscatel and Mike Hanson each took the beautifully restored 1973 Pay N Pak out for a couple laps on American Lake, south of Seattle.
The session amid sun, rain, and thunder-storms provided the crew with a shakedown test in preparation for its public debut June 2nd in the Tri-Cities along with the spring H1 Unlimited testing session on the Columbia River.
Detroit HydroFest goes with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers as single title sponsor
H1 Unlimited testing sessions
are up next
THE PAK IS BACK
Rob Graham announces plans for the 2017 Season - U-12 Racing Team
Monthly Meeting of the UNLIMITED NewsJournal/Unlimiteds Unanimous
Next Meeting: Sunday June 11th 2:00 pm
Des Moines Public Library - Meeting Room
click on library photo for link to directions
H1 Unlimited Executive Board appoints a Chief Operating Officer for the series
After months of consideration and much speculation in the hydro community, Rob Graham announces he has purchased the U-5 hull and equipment from Porter Racing and will compete in the 2017 season. J. Michael Kelly returns as driver of the newly numbered U-12 race team and much of the crew from the 2016 Gold Cup winning team will remain intact.
Graham purchased the T-6 (U-5) unlimited hydroplane, a trailer, hauler and all equipment needed to run the T-6 from Ted Porter. This winter, the team tore the boat down to the frame and rebuilt most of the hull, including new materials and hardware. The team is based in Milton, Wash.
“My philosophy has always been that success only comes after planning and preparation,” Graham said. “Success is never guaranteed but without planning and preparation, failure is.”
Press release from Graham Trucking Racing
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