Seattle - Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet and Andrew Tate in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires battled side by side through the final lap of a wild Albert Lee Appliance Cup winner-take-all final heat on Lake Washington. Tate, the winner of last year’s Seattle race, managed to pass Shane on the last lap and again in the final stretch, but it turned out to be all for naught. Tate was assessed a one-minute penalty for dislodging a buoy before the start.
J. Michael Kelly in the U-12 Graham Trucking took second-place honors, Brian Perkins in the U-21 Albert Lee Appliance was third, Tom Thompson in the Miss DiJulio presents J&D’s was fourth, J.W. Myers in OH BOY! Oberto was fifth, Greg Hopp in the U-99.9 KISW Miss Rock powered by CarStar was sixth, and Tate was seventh.
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Detroit - Jimmy Shane and Andrew Tate both came away from the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest as winners. On Saturday, Tate drove the U-9 Delta Realtrac to victory in the President’s Cup race while J. Michael Kelly finished second in the U-12 Graham Trucking. Saturday saw an airshow of sorts from the U-99.9, driver Kevin Eacret came away unscathed. On Sunday, Shane drove the U-1 Miss HomeStreet to victory in the Gold Cup while Tate finished second. Sunday's Gold Cup final heat start saw more excitement as boats came together before the start and the final had to be re-run, once again no one was injured in the pre-start melee.
Full details of the Detroit races will be published in the October issue of the Unlimited NewsJournal.
Charlie Grooms, the H1 Unlimited Vice Chairman will host an “Open Forum” for fans and H1 participants this Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 PDT at the HomeStreet Racing shop.
Charlie is looking for improvements and suggestions to move H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing forward.
The in-person Open Forum will be conducted at 6440 S. 144th Street in Tukwila, Washington. Charlie and H1 are looking forward to meeting you and getting your input!
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Andrew Tate took home the Bill Muncey Cup presented by HomeStreet Bank at San Diego Bayfair on Sunday and Miss HomeStreet Bank’s Jimmy Shane won his third consecutive H1 Unlimited National Championship.
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Miss HomeStreet Wins Albert Lee Appliance Cup
Tate in the Realtrac/Delta gear saved his best for the last race of the season by jumping out to an early lead and holding off a hard-charging J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking boat. Kelly nearly passed Tate but by Lap 4 Tate pulled ahead for good. Kelly finished second and Shane took third in the final.
Earlier in the day, Shane locked up the national championship when Tate was penalized for crossing through a restricted area on the course and lost points, which helped Shane’s Madison, Indiana-based team win its eighth national championship since 2008.
The NewsJournal will have a complete in-depth race report coming in a future issue.