Edmonds hydro sixth fastest in qualifying for Coeur d’Alene hydroplane race
Scott and Shannon Raney’s U-11 Miss Peter and May qualified sixth fastest for this weekend’s Diamond Cup hydroplane race in Coeur d’Alene Idaho Friday afternoon.
Driver Tom Thompson had the boat in second place with a speed of just under 138MPH when qualifying was postpones due to high winds. After delaying qualifying for over two hours, the session was resumed but with winds far below what out local hydro had to deal with.
Jimmy Shane , winner of the race in Seattle earlier this month, took his Graham Trucking hydroplane to the top spot with a speed of over 147MPH. Shane was followed closely by defending season champion Steve David, with the Oh Boy! Oberto. In all, eight boats qualified Friday for the race, which begins Saturdau afternoon.
John Zimmerman had a propeller break, which sent pieces flying and tore up the back of the U-9 Red Dot boat, and they have been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s racing.
Racing starts at 1:30 Edmonds time Saturday and will go on both Saturday and Sunday. The final heat will be at 4:20 p.m. Edmonds time Sunday.
You will be able to see results on My Edmonds News, the official online news partner of the Miss Peters and May.
– Story by Harry Gatjens