Former Unlimited champ George Henley dies


Former Unlimited hydroplane great George Henley died after suffering a heart attack early Monday morning in Puyallup, Wash. He was 72.Henley spent only six years as a driver in the Unlimited ranks, but his 12 career victories place him 12th all-time. His greatest success came at the wheel of the famed Pay 'n Pak, which he drove to National High Points championships in 1974 and 1975.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Racefans and Cititens of the State of Washington. I was deeply saddened yesterday to hear of the passing of George Henley. It was an honor to have met George during 2007 through John P. Nagle II my then business partner and CEO of Hoss Mortgage Investors. My daughters Ashley, Whitney and Julia along with John's daughters Andrea and Peyton have many fond memories of George and his wife Mary. The Henleys were VIPs in MY HMI Seafair Suite at the start/finish line in Seattle during 07-08.
George Henley is one of the people that helped put Seattle on the map for what it is today. It is the Green Bay of Hydro Sites. George knew that it took teamwork, as well as love for the sport for it to succeed. I hereby call on the H1 brass to dedicate a date prior to all future Seafair Sundays beginning in 2010 to celebrate George's contributions to the sport. I will see too it that my new Company based here in Scottsdale, Arizona make a $1,000,000 annuity contribution to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Washington in the Henley Family Name.

Todd A Hoss
President & CEO
Chesterfield Mortgage &
Investment Corporation