Stories tagged: hydroplane racing
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Seafair exemplifies hydroplane racing’s attempt to attract younger crowds
Casual fans of unlimited hydroplane racing in Seattle can be excused for not knowing about the sport’s predicament.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Hot dog event no rival when it’s the Fourth of July
There are two sports that do pique my interest on Independence Day, however, and neither of them involves bypassing my own gag reflex.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Pagenaud wins Honda Indy 200 with restart, late pass
Simon Pagenaud outraced Team Penske teammate Will Power to move ahead of him for good, and ended up beating the Australian by 4.16 seconds in the Honda Indy 200 in …
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Kelly wins at Seafair after ruling
SEATTLE – Jimmy Shane started the celebration on the way to the dock. Coasting his hydroplane to land a few docks away on Lake Washington, J. Michael Kelly didn’t resign …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, 3:15 p.m.
Hydros could return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer
Hydroplane racing may be back in Coeur d’Alene this summer. H1 Unlimited, which sanctions hydroplane races, said it has signed an agreement with Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta LLC, to stage …
Tue., March 18, 2014
Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races returning for 2014
Hydroplane racing will return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, even as the sponsor works to pay off bills from last year’s resurrection of the Diamond Cup. “We’re really no …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2012
Oh Boy! David wins again
A week later, Steve David made sure he was also just a second or two later. And Sunday, when David tried to speed past the rest of the field to …
Sat., July 21, 2012
Coeur d’Alene delays hydro races until 2013
Six weeks after announcing hydroplane racing would return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, organizers said Friday they need more time to line up sponsors for the Diamond Cup and …
Fri., June 8, 2012, 10:40 a.m.
Hydroplane racing to return to Lake Coeur d’Alene
The roar of hydroplanes will be heard again on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer with a return to racing 44 years after the popular sport there ended.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2011
Briefs: David earns Albert Lee Cup at Seafair
Hydros: Steve David used a slingshot maneuver to gain the inside lane on the start and raced to the Albert Lee Cup at Seafair title on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011
Perfect weekend for Villwock at Columbia Cup
Dave Villwock rallied from fifth place early in the finals to win the 2011 Lamb Weston Columbia Cup hydroplane race on Sunday on the Columbia River in Kennewick. Villwock had …
Wed., July 30, 1997
Villwock Out Of Intensive Care
Unlimited hydroplane driver Dave Villwock, 42, has been moved out of intensive care at Harborview Medical Center following a weekend accident that broke his arm and nearly tore off his …
Sat., July 26, 1997
Miss Bud Runs Fastest In Qualifying
Miss Budweiser, driven by Dave Villwock, posted the fastest qualifying speed Friday for Sunday’s Budweiser Columbia Cup. Villwock toured the 2.5-mile oval course on the Columbia River at an average …
Thu., Oct. 31, 1996
Hydro Racing Ban Cda Voters To Decide On Barring Hydroplanes
It’s perhaps the most forgotten issue on the November ballot and the one that strikes closest to Coeur d’Alene. Along with joining the fight over bear baiting, radioactive waste, taxes …
Sat., Aug. 3, 1996
New York’s athletic commission in Albany has imposed what amounts to a $1 million fine on boxer Riddick Bowe because of his handlers’ actions during a July 11 postfight brawl …
Sun., June 2, 1996
Hanauer Cuts Face When Miss Bud Flips
Miss Budweiser driver Chip Hanauer was treated for minor facial cuts Saturday after colliding with the Smokin’ Joe’s boat and flipping during qualifying for the APBA Gold Cup. Hanauer was …
Sun., May 5, 1996
Spokane’s Chad Little failed to qualify for today’s Save Mart Supermarkets 300 in Sonoma, Calif. … Kentucky coach Rick Pitino confirmed sophomore forward Antoine Walker intends to make himself available …