The off season work for the U-13 Spirit of Detroit team started a few weeks later than expected. According to Jeff Kelly, U-13 crew member, the team had an electrical fire in the team hauler on the way home from the season ending race at San Diego in September.

That delayed getting the boat back to Washington state to begin the winter maintenance. Everything's on track now, though.


Photo: James Crisp

In addition to driving the U-13 Spirit of Detroit hydro, J. Michael Kelly also will drive a 2.5 modified, a 5 litre hydro for Dave Bartush, and share a seat time with his sister Kristina in the A stock division in 2008.

Photo of J. Michael Kelly by Kirk Duncan

The view from Evansville: Water's high now; pits are covered. No racing today, but just about 4 months until the first boat hits the water. River's normally high this time of year, but hopefully back down in late June!

Photo & Info: Kirk Duncan