VIDEO: Roger Newton Memorial

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Tayler Malsam makes NASCAR debut with Hydro Museum graphics

The Mill Creek, Wash., resident will be racing against defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and Cup points leader Kyle Busch when he makes his inaugural start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Wednesday in Bristol, Tenn.

To help recognize the Pacific Northwest and let the nation know where he is from, (Tayler) Malsam’s truck for his NASCAR debut will carry the graphics of the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Wash.The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing and it is a place special to seven-time national champion hydroplane racer Chip Hanauer, who has served as an advisor to Malsam.

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VIDEO: Freedom Festival owes 20 creditors, including ABRA

WFIE-TV reports the Freedom Festival committee owes money to 20-some source, including that outstanding $90,000 to ABRA. The Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville will take over the planning of the event in the future, but will not be responsible for paying off the debt. The docks are being sold to pay off some of the debt.

VIDEO: WFIE-TV, Evansville

U-5 will make exhibition runs at Celina, OH August 23 & 24

To find out more about the exciting U-5 exhibition with racing champion Jeff Bernard, please visit the 2008 Governor's Cup Regatta this weekend on the Grand Lake St. Mary's in Celina, Ohio.

ESPN's hydroplane racing game

ESPN now has an on-line hydroplane racing game on its website.

Hydro Racer
Fire up your hydro and get ready to race. Avoid boats and hazards to win!

Roger Newton video

Friends and family of Roger Newton gathered at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum on Saturday, August 16, 2009, for an emotional tribute to one of the most beloved members of the R/C and full-size hydro racing fraternity. The celebration concluded with David Newton firing the 12-cylinder Allison engine in the Miss Burien as a final salute to his father. The 15min Roger J. Newton tribute video

U-37 will attend San Diego

We'll have a field of 11 unlimited hydroplanes for racing in San Diego. The U-37 has confirmed they will be attending.

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Evansville Mayor: Freedom Festival will continue, but will it have hydro racing?

"It's important to the city. It's important to this community," Weinzapfel said. "And, we're going to make sure the Freedom Festival continues here in the city of Evansville in some shape or form."
Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel on

What he didn't say is whether the Festival will include hydroplane races, an air show, or neither. He did say there will be an announcement later this week... and that the next group taking over the event would not be likely to pick up past debts.


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