Prior to moving up to the Unlimiteds in 2005, Dave Bartush raced since 1997 in the very competitive 5 liter class. Along with a partner, raced the only 3 boat team on the APBA inboard circuit, and was co-owner of the 5 liter 1999 APBA National high points champion.
Became the first and only team in APBA history to win all 3 top spots in a National event, pulling off this feat at the 1999 North American Championship in front of a hometown crowd on the Detroit River.
Bartush Served 4 years in the US Air Force and Graduated from Loyola University, New Orleans with a BA with a Major in Accounting.
He is an avid history buff and long time collector of vintage race cars. He also maintains a large collection of unlimited hydroplanes for future Detroit development.
More information on the team can be found at www.detroitunlimited.com
The U-2 started racing for Jim Harvey in Evansville in 2003, and has been driven by Terry Troxell, J. Michael Kelly, Greg Hopp, Mark Tate, Ken Muscatel and David Williams, finishing on the podium three times. It was campaigned by Harvey for three seasons before being sold to Ken Muscatel for the 2006 season, then to Bartush as a backup hull.