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VIDEO: Spring Training for 10 boats in Seattle, including Unlimited Lights and Vintage Hydroplanes

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STAN SAYERS PITS - The Vintage 1955 Miss Thriftway and 1962 Miss Bardahl vintage hydroplanes, five Unlimited Lights, and three Lighter than LIGHTS teams took to Lake Washington for Spring Training Thursday.


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On hand for the Unlimited Lights:

  • UL-72 driven by Kayleigh Perkins.  Perkins is the ULHRA's defending champion and last year's rookie of the year.
  • The brand new UL-929 with driver Vince Xaudaro.  Vince has teamed with Jim and Karon Wilmot for the 2008 season.  ZEverything looked good until a broken shaft caused the boat to be towed back in.
  • UL-00 from Muncey Racing.  Wil Muncey has two baots, both with the saem designation.  They'll decide which boats to run at each race.  Both boats had some trouble today and only one got on the water briefly.
  • UL-14 Miss Critical Logic with driver Paul Becker.
  • UL-3 and Chris Grant

Jerry Hopp and the UL-15 Graham Trucking/Happy Go Lucky were there for display purposes and did not hit the water.

The session was sponsored by the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association in association with the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum and Seafair.

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