Shane buoyed by Seafair win.

Andrew Tate won the drag race to the finish line, but Jimmy Shane got the trophy, thanks to a buoy that went flying before the start.

There were several reasons for the huge grin on J. Michael Kelly’s face after he drove the U-12 Graham Trucking back to the dock following the final heat of the HAPO Columbia Cup.            Continued ...

The race for the national title couldn’t be closer. Only 354 points separate the top three boats after the first two points-earning races of the 2017 season, indicating how close the competition has been.      Continued ...

 September Issue ...

Kelly gets redemption in the desert..

Driving a boat that was completely rebuilt, J. Michael Kelly struggled early in the Tri-Cities, then won the final with a start from the outside.

How exciting was the 2017 Albert Lee Appliance Cup final heat? At the awards presentation, no one in the assembled media asked, and race winner Jimmy Shane did not volunteer, if and when he was told by his spotter that Andrew Tate had dislodged a buoy during the pre-race warm-up and that a penalty, though not announced yet, was probable. No one seemed to want to break the spell, the magic of a five-lap duel for the ages.        Continued ...

Fans in Tri-Cities and Seattle both get a heck of a show