Posts tagged: Unlimited Hydroplanes
In front of a crowded shoreline and hundreds of spectator boats anchored behind a log boom, Jimmy Shane showed his mastery of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s 2-mile H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race course en route to victory, marking the return of Diamond Cup racing just off Silver Beach.
H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing continues today on Lake Coeur d'Alene near Silver Beach. The top-6 drivers in weekend points will earn a spot in the 4 p.m. final heat.
Oval racing has returned to Spokane County Raceway while Unlimited Hydroplane racing invades the Tri-Cities this weekend.
Dave Villwock once served as a crew chief for Chip Hanauer. On Sunday he equaled the living legend in career Unlimited Hydroplane main event victories with 61. Villwock can move past Hanauer at the season’s finale set for Qatar in November.
Jeff Bernard, the defending champion of the San Diego Bayfair Air Guard Championship presented by Degree Men and Dave Villwock continued their winning ways in the Golden State as each won their H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series heat race to set-up a grand duel for the title on Sunday afternoon.
A critical point in the chase for the Seafair trophy and the series high point championship came in heat 2A. Villwock and David were relegated to the outside as a result of their victories in 1A and 1B. With the faster qualifying speed, Villwock drew last and started in lane six, outside of David in lane five.
Steve David led heat 1A from Start to finish in the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto and Dave Villwock in the U-96 Spirit of Qatar won heat 1B just as easily.
Dave Villwock appears to have left his misfortunes in Tri-Cites behind him as his U-96 is atop the qualifying ladder after day one of Seattle’s historic SeaFair.
With the difference in first and second place points in every heat equaling 100, Dave Villwock now has to hope he draws Steve David in as many heats as possible in the upcoming Albert Lee Cup at Seafair and is able to get the Spirit of Qatar to the finish line ahead of team Oberto.
Officials ruled that Dave Villwock did not leave enough room for Steve David in the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto to his inside as the two came through the final turn. The one lap penalty on Villwock gave David and the Oberto team their third straight Columbia Cup victory.
Steve David and Dave Villwock head into Sunday’s final rounds of hyrdoplane racing in Tri-Cities with fresh of victories in Saturday’s heat races. Both will have good starting positions as the Columbia Cup continues to narrow the field to this afternoon’s finale.
Unlimited Hydroplane racing returned to the Tri-Cities with Dave Villwock and Steve David locked in a tight battle for the overall top qualifying position.
Dave Villwock has won just about everything out there for an Unlimited Hydroplane driver to capture. He comes into this weekend’s series stop in Madison, Ind. as the defending champion and qualified second to Steve David in Friday’s speed runs.
Steve David powered his championship winning hull to the top of the speed charts in quaifying for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup being held in Madison, Ind.
According to H1 Unlimited Historian Fred Farley, the last time 12 boats appeared at the annual Madison event was in 1988 and only 11 of those qualified to compete. You have to go back 42 years, to 1968, when 14 boats were on hand, to find a larger field
Dr. Ken Muscatel and partner Ron Jones, Jr. have selected 5 Litre record holder Jon Zimmerman to drive the U-25 Unlimited Hydroplane.
Officials with the Detroit Gold Cup and the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series have announced that this year’s race course will be a three-mile oval.
Albert Lee Appliances and Boeing join Duke’s Chowder House as sponsors of 2010 Seafair for the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series.
Seattle’s Seafair has a savior in Duke’s Chowder House as its owner Duke Moscrip has added the additional sponsorship moneys needed to keep the traditional home race for Unlimited Hydroplanes on the 2010 schedule.
U-37 owner Billy Schumacher has selected veteran Unlimited pilot JW Myers as his team’s driver taking over for Jean Theoret. Myer subbed for an injured Theoret in three races last season.