COREY PEABODY

Corey Peabody is once again behind the wheel of the U-9 Beacon Plumbing for the 2024 season.  Peabody started racing outboard hydroplanes alongside teammate J. Michael Kelly in 1998.  Corey became a qualified H1 Unlimited hydroplane driver in 2016, and since then has driven for three different teams. 

Peabody joined Strong Racing in 2021 and scored his first career Unlimited win at that season’s HAPO Columbia Cup, in the hometown of owners Darrell and Vanessa Strong. In a thrilling victory at the 2022 Guntersville Lake Hydrofest, he won the prestigious APBA Gold Cup.  He was the only driver to post podium finishes in every race of the 2021 season, and won all but one heat he entered during the 2023 season.

The 2023 season saw a clean sweep for Strong Racing when Peabody won in Guntersville and Tri-Cities while teammate Kelly won in Madison and Seattle.  Corey set the all-time record for fastest competition lap and fastest overall heat average speed during the Guntersville event. 

He currently holds the following records:

  • All-Around Records – Fastest Heat Average: 162.910 MPH | Guntersville 2023
    • Fastest Heat Average | 2.5 Mile Course: 162.910 MPH | Guntersville 2023
  • Course Records – Fastest Competition Lap: 164.597 MPH | Guntersville 2023
    • Fastest Heat Average | 7.5 Mile Heat: 162.910 MPH | Guntersville 2023
    • Fastest Race Average | 42.5 Mile Race: 141.553 MPH | Guntersville 2022
  • Gold Cup Records – Fastest Competition Lap: 149.269 MPH | Seattle 2022
    • Fastest Heat Average | 6-Mile Heat: 147.612 MPH | Guntersville 2023
    • Fastest Race Average | 42.5 Miles: 141.553 MPH | Guntersville 2022

As part of a team reorganization in late 2022, Peabody also assumed the responsibilities of Team General Manager.  Corey is married to wife Stacey and they have two daughters, Ryley and Leighton, and son Rayce.

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ALL H1 UNLIMITED RESULTS
YEAR EVENT NAME FINISH U# BOAT NAME OWNER
2023 APBA Gold Cup 3rd U-9 Beacon Plumbing Strong Racing
2023 Columbia Cup 1st U-9 Beacon Plumbing Strong Racing
2023 Madison Regatta 5th U-9 Beacon Plumbing Strong Racing
2023 Guntersville Hydrofest 1st U-9 Beacon Plumbing Strong Racing
2023 Pre-Season Testing TEST U-9 Beacon Plumbing Strong Racing
2022 Madison Regatta 5th U-9 LYNX Healthcare Strong Racing
2022 APBA Gold Cup 1st U-9 LYNX Healthcare Strong Racing
2021 San Diego Bayfair 3rd U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting Strong Racing
2021 HAPO Columbia Cup 1st U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting Strong Racing
2021 Madison Regatta APBA Gold Cup 3rd U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting Strong Racing
2021 Guntersville Lake Hydrofest 2nd U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting Strong Racing
2021 Pre-Season Testing TEST U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting Strong Racing
2019 HomeStreet Bank Bayfair 5th U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Rob Graham
2019 HomeStreet Bank Cup 6th U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Rob Graham
2019 HAPO Columbia Cup 7th U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Rob Graham
2019 Madison Regatta APBA Gold Cup 6th U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Rob Graham
2019 Guntersville Lake Hydrofest 5th U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Graham Trucking
2019 Pre-Season Testing TEST U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream Graham Trucking
2016 UAW/GM Hydrofest APBA Gold Cup 7th U-57 Spirit of Detroit (2) Detroit Unlimited
2016 Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup TEST U-5 Graham Trucking (5) Team Porter Racing
2016 HAPO Columbia Cup TEST U-7 Graham Trucking II (2) Team Porter Racing
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2022 U-9 Lynx Healthcare