U-9 Lynx Healthcare

Corey Peabody
Corey PeabodyDriver

Corey Peabody is behind the wheel of the U-9 Strong Racing Unlimited. Peabody became a qualified H1 Unlimited hydroplane driver in 2016 after spending three years as a crew member for J. Michael Kelly. He spent the 2019 season driving the U-98 Graham Trucking American Dream, gathering 3628 points and finishing in a very respectable 5th place.

Peabody picked his first career Unlimited victory at the 2021 HAPO Columbia Cup, in the hometown of owners Darrell & Vanessa Strong.

An elementary school classmate of J. Michael Kelly, Peabody has been racing outboard hydroplanes alongside Kelly since 1998.

Darrell & Vanessa Strong
Darrell & Vanessa Strong

Darrell & Venessa Strong were  sponsors for 8 years prior to purchasing two of the fastest boats on the circuit from Ellstrom Racing (U-8) and Jones Racing (U-9) and assembling his own team in late 2020. The team won its first race in Guntersville and went on to win 3 out of 4 races in the 2021 season, giving J. Michael Kelly the Driver’s High Point Championship in the process.

Professionally, Darrell has been a consulting broker specializing in employee benefits since 1985 and is among the top licensed agents in the Northwest – in the top 5% in Washington and #1 with PayneWest Insurance.

As the leader of Select Benefit Systems and a leader in the industry, he has developed trusts in two niche markets and serves on the Broker Advisory Board for Premera. Darrell consults with clients to help design and develop innovative benefit plans.

Lynx Healthcare
Lynx Healthcare

Lynx Healthcare is a multi-disciplinary group that is dedicated to building and linking health centers in a way that creates more in-house services than other healthcare providers. Their three locations in Kennewick, Richland, and Spokane Valley, Washington, are explicitly dedicated to pain management.

Originally founded in 2008 as a private, single-specialty clinic, Lynx Healthcare now consists of multiple treatment centers, providing the highest quality care throughout Washington and New Mexico, covering a wide variety of specialties.

Northway Construction
Northway Construction

We are a quality-focused commercial construction company serving the Western Washington area with over 20 years of experience.

We strive to provide the highest level of quality and service to our customers at the most competitive prices.

This philosophy has earned us a stellar reputation of trust, incredible value, and outstanding service in the commercial construction industry.

Pinnacle Peak Consulting
Pinnacle Peak Consulting

Innovative medical insurance plan designs administered through an online portal.

Forman Motorworks
Forman Motorworks

At Forman Motorworks, we combine our passion for high-performance automobiles with 20 years of knowledge and experience in all things sports car. This allows us to provide a comfortable, easy-going, and informative experience for our clients.

In addition to being an authorized Ariel dealer, we also carefully select other fine automobiles for our inventory.

We believe it’s important to provide an extremely high level of service and to offer our customers an efficient, all-inclusive transaction.

Brian Hajny
Brian HajnyCrew Chief

Brian has been involved in H1 Unlimited on almost every level except as a driver: Crew member, Crew Chief, Referee and even Chief Referee.

As the Crew Chief for both Strong Racing Team boats, Brian has assembled a crew that won 3 out of 4 races during the 2021 season, resulting in the H1 Driver’s High Points Championship for J. Michael Kelly in the U-8 Miss Tri-Cities.


Pat Berryman
Paul Price
Mike Sattler
Sandy Pearl
Jason Elhard
Chris Sparks
Scott Baker
Kip Brown
Brian Gibb
Desi Gibb

Team Founded: 2020
Home Port: Auburn, WA
Driver: Corey Peabody
Driver Rookie Year: 2016
Boat Colors: Silver/Black/Orange
Builder: Ron Jones, Jr.
Hull Built: 1992
Length: 29’2″
Width: 14′ 4″
Weight: 6900 lbs
Engine: T-55/L-7 Turbine
2021 Boat Points: 4273
2021 Driver Points: 4273
2021 Season Finish: 3rd
Team Victories [prior to the start of the season]: 1