In one of the most confusing Seafair races in recent memory, fans were surprised that the celebrated win by Jimmy Shane of Maple Valley, Washington was stripped after the race.
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Veteran unlimited hydroplane driver Jimmy Shane, from Maple Valley, Wash. was top qualifier at the first three races this season, and added another pole to his scorecard today at the HomeStreet Bank Cup hydroplane race on the 2-mile Lake Washington course.
Seafair, an icon of summer in Seattle, celebrating their 69th year of hosting an unlimited hydroplane race on Lake Washington, are expecting several thousand race fans to the shores of Lake Washington for this weekend’s HomeStreet Bank Cup.
J. Michael Kelly from Bonney Lake, Wash., drove his U-12 “Graham Trucking” unlimited hydroplane to victory in the Columbia Cup after holding off his nearest competitor, Andrew Tate from Walled Lake, Michigan, in the U-1 “Delta/Real Track” for five laps on the Columbia River’s 2-1/2 mile race course on Sunday.
Andrew Tate from Walled Lake, Mich., defending HAPO Columbia Cup trophy winner and national champion, drove his U-1 “Delta/RealTrac” unlimited hydroplane to victory in his two preliminary heats Saturday during the 54th annual HAPO Columbia Cup on the Columbia River in Tri-City, Wash.
Jimmy Shane from Maple Valley, Washington led the ten H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing teams during Friday’s qualifying, with a speed of 163.573 mph for the 54th annual HAPO Columbia Cup on the Columbia River.
Ten H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series teams will take to the Columbia River for the 54th annual Columbia Cup sponsored by HAPO in Tri-City, Washington.
In an effort to enhance the fan experience, H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series is partnering with John Lynch, an independent production and broadcast executive and KNDU-TV/SWX Right Now to become H1 Unlimited’s live destination and distributor of the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series event in Tri-City, Washington, Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2019.