KENNEWICK,WASH-May 29, 2015—Three H1 Unlimited teams and a radical looking Grand Prix boat arrived on the shores of the Columbia River on Friday for what Tri-Cities Water Follies promoted as a “spring test” for racers prior to the start of the season in Madison, Ind. Fourth of July weekend.
When the roostertails settled, the three unlimited teams had completed at total of 35 laps on a one-mile plus abbreviated racecourse. U-7 “Graham Trucking”, U-9 “Red Dot/Les Schwab” and U-96 “Spirit of Qatar” made great progress in readying themselves for the season opener. The GP 74 “Premonition” was damaged when it was being lifted from its trailer.
In addition, U-7 “Graham Trucking” (black boat) had two drivers log seat time. Jesse Robertson, the new team driver of the U-7 got familiar with his new team and boat while sharing the boat with J. Michael Kelly who logged seven laps before the shaft log broke, side-lining the boat at the end of the day.