U-17 Red Dot will not be heading to San Diego.

Before the season, Nate Brown told us the plan was "Race in Tri-Cities. Race in Seattle. Then hang it up." The boat wasn't quite ready for Tri-Cities, but Nate ran strong in Seattle - topping 143 mph right out-of-the-box and placing second in the provisional heat. Now, he's officially retired and turning over the driving duties to nephew, Kip Brown.

Kip's story at: http://kndu.com/Global/story.asp?S=6294071&nav=menu484_4_6

Nate's retirement announcement at: http://kndu.com/Global/story.asp?S=6889213&nav=menu484_4_6

Photo at right: Kip working on the U-17