U-11 Miss Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse

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Jamie Nilsen
Jamie NilsenDriver

Jamie began racing at the age of 12, and while racing has always been a passionate endeavor of his, Jamie prides himself on demonstrating a strong emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, and family values.

In Outboard Hydroplane racing, Jamie has set 12 world speed records (currently still holds 6), won 15 national high point championships, won 3 national championship races and inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions twice.

Moving into Inboard Hydroplane racing, Jamie was the 2013 5-liter National Champion, won the 2016 San Diego Bayfair Grand Prix race, was the 2017 & 2018 Grand Prix Eastern Division Champion and the 2018 Grand Prix North American Champion.

He got his first ride in an Unlimited Hydroplane in Seattle in 2010 driving Billy Schumacher’s U-37 “Miss Peters & May”, with Scott Raney as Crew Chief. In 2013, he qualified as an Unlimited driver aboard the U-21 Go Fast Turn Left Racing entry and in 2014 posted his first heat victory in Madison, IN. In addition to driving the U-11 J&D’s presented by Reliable Diamond Tool Unlimited Hydroplane, he also drives the GP-55 owned by Scott Pierce in the Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplane series.

Nilsen is also a member of the Central Washington University Hall of Fame and holds the highest career batting average in school history (.399). He batted .365 as a freshman, .372 as a sophomore, .391 as a junior, and a school-record.468 as a senior. Over his career, Nilsen posted 61 doubles, 13 triples, 29 home runs and 183 RBI.

A two-time GNAC Player of the Year and four-time All-GNAC first-team selection, Nilsen was also named a first-team NCAA Division II All-American in 2008 and earned honorable mention All-American honors in 2006. He signed professionally and played one year in the Kansas City Royals’ minor league system.

Outboard Hydroplane Accomplishments:
– Set 12 world speed records (currently hold 6)
– 15-time national high point champion
– 3-time national championship winner
– 2x APBA hall of champions inductee (2001,2002)

Inboard Hydroplane Accomplishments:
-2013 5 liter national champion (co-driver)
-2014 Set current 1.25 Grand Prix world record
-2014 Qualified as unlimited hydroplane driver
-2014 Unlimited hydroplane heat win
-2016 San Diego Bayfair Grand Prix race win
-2017 & 2018 Grand Prix Eastern Div Champion
-2018 Grand Prix North American Champion

Scott & Shannon Raney
Scott & Shannon RaneyOwners

Scott & Shannon Raney:

Scott & Shannon Raney, long-time veterans of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, formed their own H1 Unlimited Race team in 2011.

After breaking into hydroplane racing sweeping floors and doing odd jobs for Bill Wurster’s U-8 team, then moving up to crew member and finally Crew Chief, Scott Raney has notched multiple victories in the Unlimited ranks.

Scott Raney
Scott RaneyCrew Chief

Scott Raney (“Pyro”):
Scott has worked on Mr. Pringles, Ultra Bold & Dash, Tide, International News, Budweiser, E-Lam Plus, and two different stints with LLumar Window Film, as well as with Schumacher Racing on the U-37 Beacon Plumbing. An accomplished 1.5 Liter hydro driver in his own right, Scott’s first job as crew chief was with the U-8 in 1997. He was instrumental in constructing the new boat for Ellstrom Manufacturing in 2001. In 2002, Scott was contracted by then-owner Bill Wurster to modify the former Budweiser T-4 ‘experimental’ hull into the ‘new’ U-8 LLumar Window Film. Utilizing the data and experience from previous boats, Pyro skillfully crafted a ‘new’ boat that was successful right out of the box. He also formed his own company, Performance Composites, to build and fabricate parts for the boat racing community.

With a total of seven victories under his belt as Crew Chief, including the 2006 Gold Cup, and U.I.M. World Championship, he is now setting his sights on the ultimate goal in the sport: a National Championship. And with the U-11 team, he feels that he has the tools to make those goals a reality. Scott cites former Mr. Pringles head man Dan Heye as a major influence on how he conducts business as a crew chief. “Danny was the most thorough person I have ever worked with and taught me that preparation is the key to success.” Scott was voted by his peers as crew chief of the year in 2005 and 2006.

U-11 Racing Team
U-11 Racing TeamCrew

David Cormier, Lake Stevens, Wash.
Brandon Crouse, Preston, Wash.
Brenden Hall, Levin, New Zealand
Brian Hedberg, Lynnwood, Wash.
Sam Houghtaling, Easton, Wash.
Travis Johnson, Madison, Ind.
Paul “PK” Kiser, Bronson, Mich.
Ken Knudsen, Everett, Wash.
Scott Lake, Richland, Wash.
Lee Langley, Lake Stevens, Wash.
Mike Parker, Olalla, Wash.
Fynn Peterson, Seattle
Jack Peterson Seattle
Ashley Raney, Edmonds, Wash.
Kellen Raney, Edmonds, Wash.
Emily Raney, Ellensburg, Wash.
Randy Roe: Taylor, Mich.
Wes Ward, Auburn, Wash.

The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse

Come see why customers vote us “Best Furniture Store in Western Washington”.  We proudly offer the best selection & lowest prices on furniture & accessories in the Pacific Northwest.

We are proud to be a family owned store that has grown from the imagination of one man his wife and his daughter, Tony, Mabeth and Sherry Grout, into one of the largest home furnishing stores on the west coast today. There have been plenty of bumps along the way and the growing pains have been sometimes apparent but all in all we have become what we are today because of you, our customers, our neighbors and our friends. Because of your loyalty to us and your continued support we are able to offer a unique if not unusual way to shop for home furnishings.

How many furniture stores can boast a hobbit style fudge factory hewn from an ancient tree right in the middle of their stores, or how many have 7 scale miles of suspended G scale trains, reminiscent of days gone by, that travel through the showrooms and warehouse. These are not all, but a few of the unique things about the Old Cannery that make it a wonderful place to come to for your furniture needs and also for the enjoyment of your entire family.

We want to continue to thank you every time you visit us by offering you the very best of what we have and for less money 100% of the time. But then you already know that because you continue to come to our store and continue tell your friends, relatives, and neighbors about us. All you have to do is stand in the front of the store on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and see the crowds of people to know that this is some kind of special place.

We are constantly striving to help make our customers visit our store, fora fun and memorable experience. We hope you will come to our store and see for yourself and become a part of our family as so many others have done over the years.

Please take a few minutes and visit the links on the above to see what we are all about and what we strive to do to help make our community and our customers have a better place to live and shop.

The Old Cannery , Est.1984 Family owned & operated.
13608 Cannery Way, Sumner, WA 98390
253-863-0422

  • Team Website: U-11 Racing
  • Founded: 2011
  • Home Port: CleElum, WA
  • Boat Colors: Chartreuse/Blue/Red
  • Sponsor: The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse
  • Engine Builder: Unlimited Racing Group
  • Team Manager: Shannon Raney
  • Public Relations: Shannon Raney
  • Engine: Lycoming T-55/L-7 Turbine
  • 2021 Boat Points: 2667
  • 2021 Driver Points: 2667
  • 2021 Season Finish: 6th