2007 Powerboats NW Unlimited Lights Champion Kayleigh Perkins and the UL-72 Miss Boat Electric will be featured in the annual Issaquah Salmon Days Grande Parade on Saturday (10-6).

According to the Salmon Days website the 2 day festival "presented by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is the celebration of salmon returning to the area lakes" including Lake Sammamish near Issaquah where the annual Tastin' n Racin' event is held in June. Issaquah is a few miles east of Seattle on Interstate 90.

This will be the first public appearance of Ms. Perkins and the UL-72 since their thrilling series victory at Port Angeles, Washington's Victoria Express Strait Thunder Regatta last Saturday. Perkins and the Miss Boat Electric clinched the Driver's championship with a first heat victory and wrapped up the team title by finishing second in the Final behind Mark Echols in the UL-33 Miss Boat Electric. Kayleigh Perkins accomplished all of this in her first season in Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing, and for good measure added Rookie of the Year to her resume.

Source: ULHRA