Nate Brown & U-17 Miss Red Dot from Our Gang Racing hit the water! Nate did a test lap at 111 mph. Congrats to all!

Jim Simpson Photo of Nate celebrating on board >>



Still need to qualify:
U17, U100,U1

Final Friday Qualifying

Dave Villwock
U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus
156.501

Jeff Bernard
U-5 FormulaBoats.com
151.905

Steve David
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto
151.681

Jean Theoret
U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing
150.316

Jimmy King
U-3 Hoss Mortgage Investors IIpresents Ronald McDonald House
149.625

David Bryant
U-10 Miss Hoss Mortgage Investors
149.349

Ken Muscatel
U-25 Miss Procraft Windows
145.451

J Michael Kelly
U-13 Car Pros
138.448

Brian Perkins
U-21 The Plumbing Joint
139.876

Chris Bertram
U-9 Miss Tri Arc Electric Supply
136.038

David Williams
U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving
132.577

Source: ABRA

Seafair Qualifying photos from U-21's Lee Lafleur show Friday to be a rainy, overcast, kinda depressing weather day in Seattle. Temp dropped 20 degrees from Thursday when the sun went away.

Running leader board for qualifying times after session 2:

U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus
Dave Villwock
156.501

U-5 Formulaboats.com
Jeff Bernard
151.905

U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto
Steve David
151.681

U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing
Jean Theoret
149.971

U-10 Hoss Mortgage Investors
David Bryant
148.807

U-25 Miss Procraft Windows
Ken Muscatel
145.451

U-13 Miss Car Pros
J. Michael Kelly
138.448

U-9 Miss Tri Arc Electric Supply
Chris Bertram
136.038

U-21 The Plumbing Joint
Brian Perkins
133.486

U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving
David Williams
132.577

Source: ABRA

Friday AM Qualifying
U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus
Dave Villwock
156.501

U-5 Formulaboats.com
Jeff Bernard
150.602

U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing
Jean Theoret
149.971

U-10 Hoss Mortgage Investors
David Bryant
148.807

U-25 Miss Procraft Windows
Ken Muscatel
145.451

U-9 Miss Tri Arc Electric Supply
Chris Bertram
136.038

U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving
David Williams
132.577

U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto
Steve David
TNT

source: ABRA

streaming video from ULHRA:
http://66.223.51.157/Video

Photo from Chris Denslow

Info from Kirk Pagel, Unlimited News Journal:

The U-787 was on display at the Hydroplane Museum last night, for their annual Gala Banquet and Auction. All those in attendance recieved a 1/64 th scale model of the hydroplane.

Over $50,000 was raised in the live auction, and thousands more after the silent auction was added to the total. One of the items auctioned was a Blue & Black leather "Bomber" jacket with the U-787 picture & logo emblazened on the front & back.

Bill Boeing Jr. and Sven Ellstrom were seen discussing the possibility of running the boat prior to racing on Sunday 8/5 in an exhibition lap or two.

Brian and Kayleigh Perkins: Drivers are young and hungry
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/story/124842.html

Life much slower now for Chip Hanauer
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/moore/326282_moore03.html

Turf war: Villwock, Theoret fight for Seattle
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/motorsports/326276_hydros03.html