Qualifying for the 68th annual Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair had Jimmy Shane in the U- 1 Miss HomeStreet Bank post the top qualifying speed of 153.846 mph on Friday.
The Miss HomeStreet race boat was christen last weekend at the Columbia Cup in Tri-City, Wash. and this weekend will see its first competition in the race.
The 2-mile course record still stands at 156.243 mph and is held by Jimmy Shane who drove the U-1 Oberto to the record speed in 2014.
Second place in qualifying today was Andrew Tate in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires at a speed of 150.630 mph.
Third place went to Tom Thompson in the U-11 J&D’s at 148.071 mph
Preliminary heat racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday with the final taking place on Sunday.
Qualifying for the Albert Lee Appliance Cup:
1) Jimmy Shane, Miss HomeStreet, 153.846 mph
2) Andrew Tate, U-9 Les Schwab Tires, 150.630 mph
3) Tom Thompson, U-11 Reliable Diamond Tool presents J&D’s, 148.071 mph
4) J. Michael Kelly, U-12 Graham Trucking, 146.890 mph
5) Brian Perkins, U-21 PayneWest Insurance, 143.200 mph
6) Cal Phipps, U-1918 Oberto Beef Jerky, 141.835 mph
7) Aaron Salmon, U-99.9 CARSTAR powers Miss Rock, 137.116 mph