VIDEO: KNDU-TV announced U-1 will defend Columbia Cup title

VIDEO: Tracking the wind in Tri-Cities

The forecasts right now call for temps in the 90's, but no significant winds to worry about. Let's cross our fingers and check back closer to the event.

Erick Ellstrom: "We're coming. We love the race site there."

"We're still trying to do things overseas that cost a lot of money," said U-1's Erick Ellstrom. In the end though, they decided it just wouldn't be right to miss the event they've own three years in a row.

"We can't miss Tri-Cities," Ellstrom told KNDU/'s Scott Reister. "We relinquished our championship, so we considered sitting it out. But we're coming."

"We love the race site there," he said.

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VIDEO: KNDU -TV makes the official announcement >>

Video: Jimmy Shane finished 3rd in his first Unlimited Heat (Tri-Cities 2007)

Blogging help still needed for next Friday in Tri-Cities

Joe McCord, Mike Fetscher, Kirk Duncan and Ben Burchfield did an outstanding job on the blog for Evansville, Madison and Detroit. And I'm pleased to announce that Nelson Holmberg and Dawn Holmberg will handle this blog in Seattle.

I'll be handling the duties on Saturday and Sunday in Tri-Cities, but I still need some help on Friday.... so if you want to volunteer, email me at

Photos, Video of Jimmy Shane in hydro

Photos from Celina, OH when Jimmy Shane took the U-7 for a spin.
PHOTOS - James Crisp
Video below of the test ride.

Breaking... U7 backup hull, Jimmy Shane

The U-7 backup hull will make its 2008 debut at Tri-Cities with Jimmy Shane in the cockpit.


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