Dustin Echols
Dustin EcholsDriver
Dustin Echols has raced supercharged hydroplanes since 2006, and in 2010 set a competition world record.

Since Echols started racing inboard hydroplanes in 2004, he has won three APBA Western Divisionals, four National Championships, two World Championships, and set a straightaway record in the 2.5 Liter Modified Class. Echols started racing in 1990 at the age of ten and, with the support of his mom and dad, raced many different outboard classes and had much success.

Dustin joined Bucket List Racing to attain his H1 Unlimited driver’s license, something that is on HIS bucket list.

Kelly Stocklin
Kelly StocklinOwner
Kelly and Sharon Stocklin teamed together to promote a more economical alternative to current forms of unlimited racing that is more suited to entry level and start-up teams. Together with Snuskitush Enterprises, they are helping promote the idea that new owners in unlimited racing can be successful competitors. In 2012, the Stocklins acquired one of the boats built for the G Class automotive series and is approved by H1 to run the boat as an unlimited using a Lycoming T-53 turbine power plant.

Kelly Stocklin is a local legend when it comes to boat racing. Stocklin’s racing resume dates back to 1974 and includes decades of competition in the major flat bottom classes, super stock, pro stock and pro comp. He was a long-time record holder in the pro stock category, part of the team that has set multiple runabout records in all classes. Kelly has been instrumental in the evolution and implementation of driver safety capsules in these classes.

In 1980, Kelly joined Squire Shop’s U2 unlimited team as crew member for four years. Shortly thereafter, he joined Ron Brown as an outside vendor on Budweiser’s first turbine attempt (T-1) while working in the nuclear energy field.

In 1997, Dave Villwock took over the Budweiser team and asked Kelly to join in starting a long-term, in-house propeller manufacturing project which ultimately produced the world’s fastest and most durable propellers. Today, Kelly and Dave continue to make the world’s fastest propellers.

In the early 1990’s, Stocklin’s first experience in the cockpit of a hydroplane came in the 7 liter class. He was an early participant in the Unlimited Light Class and long-time driver of Thunder Valley Racing’s supercharged UL.

At age 61, when most have retired, Kelly Stocklin started his driving career in the unlimited class and was named the 2012 H1 Unlimited Rookie of the Year.

Taylor Evans
Taylor EvansCrew Chief
Taylor Evans of Beaver Lake, Washington, is crew chief of the U-440 Bucket List Racing program for the 2017 H1 Unlimited season. Taylor joined the Bucket List Racing team at its inception in 2012. His abilities, knowledge and responsibilities have increased each year. The U-440 was not available to Bucket List Racing for the 2013 race season, so Taylor joined the U-37 team in midseason that year, and continued over winter and through the 2014 season, gaining valuable experience in the areas of hull repair and setup.

Taylor rejoined the U-440 program during the winter of 2014 and crewed during the 2015 season. He began working for the team on a full-time basis in fall 2015, becoming Crew Chief, and is responsible for modifications to the boat, maintenance, and team management.

U-440 Bucket List Racing
U-440 Bucket List RacingCrew
  • Kelly Stocklin
  • Sharon Stocklin
  • Taylor Evans
  • Chuck Dow
  • Ryan Magnuson
  • Travis Kauth
  • Andy Gerde
  • Dennis Tillman
Snuskitush Enterprises
Snuskitush EnterprisesPrimary Sponsor
Snuskitush Enterprises is an investment group dedicated to benevolent endeavors with the goal of making lifetime dreams and wishes come true.
Martin Nelson & Company
Martin Nelson & CompanyAssociate Sponsor
Martin Nelson & Company is dedicated to helping our customers achieve their financial goals. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we have the advantage of understanding the dynamic business environment of the Pacific Northwest as well as the new technologies that affect our region. At Martin Nelson & Company, our knowledge and expertise will provide you with  the best possible service.
  • Founded: 2012
  • Home Port: Snohomish, Washington
  • Driver Rookie Year: 2012
  • Boat Colors: Orange/Yellow
  • Builder: Dale Van Wieringen
  • Designer: Dale Van Wieringen
  • Crew Chief: Taylor Evans
  • Public Relations: Sharon Stocklin
  • Length: 28 Feet
  • Weight: 4100 Pounds
  • Engine: Lycoming T-53