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2020 Hydro Thunder Grand Prix Hydroplane series is quickly approaching and is promising to be an…

2020 Hydro Thunder Grand Prix Hydroplane series is vastly approaching and is promising to be an exciting season with the biggest line up of Grand Prix Hydroplanes (10 plus) seen in New Zealand. NZGP boats adopting the HRL Canadian Hydroplane rules of smaller engines and reduced blowers to make the boats more reliable and affordable. This has opened the door […]

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APBA Category Chair Results

By: Becky Nichols | APBA Director of Operations | Oct 30, 2019 Results for the Category Chair elections were as follows: STOCK — Jeff Brewster ( MOD — Mark Wheeler ( PRO — Kristi Ellison ( OPC — Bill Gohr ( INBOARD — Dutch Squires ( Please contact if you have any questions or concerns. Cover photo by Michael Huebner Boat racing action from the APBA ‘Shake the Lake’ […]

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Dramatic Accident Highlights First Day Of Key West Powerboat Races

A dramatic accident highlighted the first of three racing days Wednesday at the Race World Offshore Key West Championships when two boats flipped simultaneously. On the fifth lap of the Super Stock race off the island city, the LPC and Team Allen Lawn Care boats rose perpendicular to the water between the second and third turns, before both landed upside-down. […]

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Video: Augusta’s 1985 debut into big-time powerboat racing started off River Race Augusta with a…

The 1985 National Powerboat Association race in Augusta Georgia was tag named the Masters. Spinning around the one-mile course on the Savannah River were 2-Liter Champ Boats supported by a class of SST 140s and Mod VPs. The money was right, $40,000 total purse with $22,500 earmarked for the F1 Champ Race Boats alone. The SST 140s raced a traditional […]

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Rumors swirl that 2020 0–700 European Championship might be awarded to the deadly course at Traben…

Drivers across Europe are clearly not happy since the course has a deadly history and has claimed the lives of some of the biggest names in the sport across Europe as its victims. Discussion on Facebook this morning notes that it’s not official and urges drivers to stay calm until the official dates are released. Nonetheless, it caused a stir […]

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Seven teams from Grand Prix World Hydroplanes will be on hand for Hydros for Heroes this weekend…

Heading the field will be series points leader, GP 15, Hopp Racing driven by Gregg Hopp, 2nd place boat in high points Blown Income Racing driven by Ed Preston will answer the call as well as 3rd place High Points boat GP18 and Kevin Eacret. Photo credit Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes Via Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes Racing will take […]

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Video: 2019 Pateros Hydro Classic — Sunday — Large Vintage Final

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Digital Roostertails Action from the 2019 Pateros Hydro Classic. Sunday Large Vintage Final. This heat had an incident where H-101 Country Girl driver Travis Gillmer was thrown from his boat. Other than bumps and bruises, he survived the incident unscathed. Screenshot: 2019 Pateros Hydro Classic — Sunday — Large Vintage Final — YouTube

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Seafair debacle by H1 Officials will prove to be the final nail in a coffin already lowered into…

SEATTLE (Aug. 4, 2019) — 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. The race was awarded to J. Michael Kelly of Bonney Lake, Wash., driver of the U-12 “Graham Trucking” after officials determined after the race that Shane had […]

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J. Michael Kelly and Jimmy Shane win preliminary heats during rough waters at HomeStreet Bank Cup

SEATTLE (Aug. 3, 2019) — J. Michael Kelly from Bonney Lake, Wash., driver of the U-12 “Graham Trucking presents Beacon Plumbing” and Jimmy Shane of Maple Valley, Wash., both seemed to thrust their H1 Unlimited hydroplanes to easy victories in today’s preliminary heat races at the HomeStreet Bank Cup on Lake Washington. In Heat 1A, Kelly went deck-to-deck at the start of […]

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Friday evening headlines from around the powerboat racing community

Jimmy Shane top qualifier at HomeStreet Bank Cup, the third time this season SEATTLE (August 2, 2019) — 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. Photo credit: Brit Moorer […]