U-11 Mercurys
JAMIE NILSEN

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. 

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 Division Champion
  • 2018 Grand Prix North American Champion
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ALL H1 UNLIMITED RESULTS
YEAR EVENT NAME FINISH U# BOAT NAME OWNER
2023 APBA Gold Cup 5th U-11 Legend Yacht Transport/Old Cannery Unlimited Racing Group
2023 Columbia Cup 6th U-11 Legend Yacht Transport/Truss Co. Unlimited Racing Group
2023 Madison Regatta 2nd U-11 Legend Yacht Transport Unlimited Racing Group
2023 Guntersville Hydrofest 3rd U-11 Legend Yacht Transport Unlimited Racing Group
2023 Pre-Season Testing TEST U-11 Legend Yacht Transport Unlimited Racing Group
2022 HomeStreet Bank Bayfair 4th U-11 Legend Yacht Transport Unlimited Racing Group
2022 HomeStreet Bank Cup 4th U-11 Miss Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse Unlimited Racing Group
2022 HAPO Columbia Cup 3rd U-11 Miss Joker’s Casino Unlimited Racing Group
2022 Madison Regatta 3rd U-11 Miss Colleen Unlimited Racing Group
2022 APBA Gold Cup 3rd U-11 Miss Colleen Unlimited Racing Group
2021 San Diego Bayfair 5th U-11 J & D’s Unlimited Racing Group
2021 HAPO Columbia Cup 4th U-11 J & D’s Unlimited Racing Group
2021 Madison Regatta APBA Gold Cup 4th U-11 J & D’s Unlimited Racing Group
2021 Guntersville Lake Hydrofest 5th U-11 J & D’s Unlimited Racing Group
2021 Pre-Season Testing TEST U-11 J & D’s Unlimited Racing Group
2019 HomeStreet Bank Bayfair 6th U-11 J & D’s/Reliable Diamond Tools Unlimited Racing Group
2019 HomeStreet Bank Cup 3rd U-11 J & D’s/Reliable Diamond Tools Unlimited Racing Group
2019 HAPO Columbia Cup 10th U-11 J & D’s/Reliable Diamond Tools Unlimited Racing Group
2014 HAPO Columbia Cup 6th U-21 Lakeridge Paving Go Fast Turn Left Racing
2014 Indiana Governor’s Cup 5th U-21 Go Fast Turn Left Racing (1) Go Fast Turn Left Racing
2013 Albert Lee Cup 7th U-48 Snoqualmie Casino (2) Go Fast Turn Left Racing
2010 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship TESTING U-37 Peters & May (2) Billy Schumacher
2010 Albert Lee Cup TESTING U-37 Peters & May (2) Billy Schumacher
2010 Lamb Weston Columbia Cup TESTING U-37 Peters & May (2) Billy Schumacher
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2022 U-11 Unlimited Racing Group