Steve Montgomery, Mark Allen anchor 7 hours of live streaming coverage @ Tri-Cities on Sunday

We're happy to report that Steve Montgomery and Mark Allen will again anchor the play-by-play coverage of the 2008 Columbia Cup, which will be aired on Sunday of hydro weekend in the Tri-Cities on KNDU-TV (Kennewick, WA), KNDO-TV (Yakima, WA) and streamed live on

Live streaming coverage starts Friday with the Dash for Cash during the 5pm PT newscast and a special half-hour Hydro TV Show at 630pm PT on Friday.

Details and schedule >>

Mike Allen update

We've heard reports that Mike Allen, driver of the U-7, was banged up a little more than first reported. Here's an update from the APBA website:

"We're happy to report that Mike Allen of the U-7 team will be fine. The crash was fairly violent and it is believed he hit the bottom of the Detroit River. He suffered a couple broken ribs, a mild concussion, as well as cuts and bruises, but was back in the pits Sunday evening looking to thank the divers who rescued him from the boat."

PHOTO: Archives
Mike with broken thumb at last year's Columbia Cup, taking the media on a tour around the Tri-Cities race course.

Hydro action photos (Rod Smith)

Thanks for the photos, Rod!

U-25's 2008 paint job

Racing sponsorships

GM hints at dropping $120m in NASCAR team and track sponsorships. Says NASCAR's new direction on similar styling for cars takes away from the uniqueness of the brands.