The Graham Trucking Racing Team will join the H1 Unlimited Racing Series with appearances at the Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities and in the APBA Gold Cup in Seattle. The Graham Trucking hydroplane will have rookie Bobby King, 29, of Port Huron, Mich., in the cockpit.
King is a veteran of the limited-class inboard ranks, is a former national champion, and a third-generation driver who could compete against his father, Jimmy King, the driver of the Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware. If the two race against each other, it will be the first time a father-son combination has been on an Unlimited-class racecourse together since Jerry and Greg Hopp saw action in the same heat at Seattle in 2001.
The boat King will be driving is one of the sport’s most successful hydroplanes. In fact, with two more race victories, the boat will become tied as having the most race wins in history.
Rob Graham, the hydroplane’s owner, has campaigned the Graham Trucking boat since 2017 and has four of the hydroplane’s 25 race wins to his credit, including the Columbia Cup in both 2017 and 2019 and the HomeStreet Bank Cup in Seattle in 2019. The boat will return to action after sitting out the 2022 season.