Ten boats qualify for Seafair; Theoret fastest again

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Miss Peters and May returns to pits after qualifying. (Photo Courtesy of U11 Racing group.)
Miss Peters and May returns to pits after qualifying.
(Photo Courtesy of U11 Racing group.)

Jean Theoret driving his Miss Elam Plus was the fastest qualifier for the second race in a row on the 2015 Unlimited Hydroplane schedule. This time racing is in Seattle and the Elam was the only boat to exceed 150 MPH Friday on the two-mile course.

Last week’s winner, Jimmy Shane, was in second place with the Oberto hydroplane at 148.880 MPH and four more boats were bunched within 3 MPH of that. Tom Thompson driving the Edmonds-based Miss Peters and May qualified at an average speed of 137.116 during his turn on the course.

Hydroplanes in pit area waiting to run.
Hydroplanes in pit area waiting to run.

Three boats did not qualify Friday and will be given a chance to try Saturday morning, with the racing starting in the afternoon.

Here is a complete list of qualifiers.

  1. Elam Plus Jean Theoret                     150.583
  2. Oberto Jimmy Shane                          148.880
  3. Red Dot Scott Liddycoat                     147.643
  4. Dalton Industries Cap Phipps              146.890
  5. Miss Home Street Jimmy King             146.056
  6. Graham Trucking I J. Michael Kelly       145.825
  7. Graham Trucking II Jesse Robertson    143.466
  8. Albert Lee Brian Perkins                        142.011
  9. Miss Peters and May Thompson     137.116
  10. Miss Carstar Kevin Eacrett              133.856

Yet to qualify 

Boitano Homes           Mike Webster
Bucket List Racing      Kelly Stocklin
Miss DiJulio               Pat Sankuer

As there is no radio or television coverage for Saturday’s racing, for complete coverage come back to My Edmonds News.

— By Harry Gatjens

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