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U-37.com is now live…

by Walt Ottenad on Mar.02, 2010, under Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Unlimited Hydroplanes

As a crew member on the Billy Schumacher Racing U-37 Unlimited Hydroplane, I’ve spent about 2 1/2 weeks updating the U-37 website (www.u-37.com)to get ready for the 2010 H1 Unlimited season. The site will feature HD onboard video, live video from each race site via the team’s U-37 TV stream, and up to the minute updates from the shop and the road. Check it out…

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GoPro HD Motorsports Hero Cameras are in stock at Northwest Speedshots!

by Walt Ottenad on Jan.31, 2010, under GoPro HD, Video

GoPro HD Motorsports HeroThe GoPro HD Motorsports Hero video cameras are in and they are absolutely incredible! They BLOW AWAY anything we’ve ever seen in terms of video quality, audio quality and versatility. It now includes THREE different High -Definition recording modes, and ships with all the mounting options of the old GoPro Motorsports Hero, and now include a replaceable Lithium-Ion battery, swappable rear doors for more audio recording options and high definition cables to play your footage directly from the camera – an AMAZING combination for an extremely reasonable price!
Get ready for the season early and order yours now for a price WAY too low to advertise and MUCH cheaper than the $299.99 you’ll see elsewhere on the internet! (Really – we’ll get in trouble and jeopardize our ability to supply these to our racer friends if we advertise the price…) Drop us an email and we’ll make it worth your while to put one of these incredible little cameras on your race ride this year!

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Dan Foard is part of video crew in Doha, Qatar for H1 Unlimited final

by Dan Foard on Nov.19, 2009, under Unlimited Hydroplanes, Video

Dan Foard was part of the crew from Tampa Digital that provided the EXCELLENT live video streaming from the ABRA/H1 Unlimited final race in Doha, Qatar. Dan spent seven days in Qatar and ran the hand-held cameras during interviews and fixed cameras during qualifications and racing. Click the image at left to watch the unbelieveable final heat and check out Tampa Digital’s website for videos from rest of the weekend, including Jeff Bernard’s flip in the first running of the final heat and Steve David’s amazing blowover in Heat 4A.

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GoPro HD Hero Pre-production footage

by Walt Ottenad on Oct.13, 2009, under GoPro HD, Video

gp-logo-bbgUPDATE: GoPro has added an HD clip of in-car video shot at Laguna Seca – A MUST SEE!

GoPro has posted some pre-production footage from the upcoming HD Hero at http://www.goprocamera.com/hdheropreview In addition to stunning HD quality video, the HD Hero includes three different resolutions: 1080p, 960p, and 720p, allowing mind-blowing wide-screen HD (1080) or super wide-angle HD (960 & 720) and even slow-motion in the 720p mode! Among other things, they have dramatically improved the sound recording capabilities and added the ability to record on up to 32GB SD cards and a rechargeable battery to boost record time to over 2 hours. Click here for a PDF showing the specs of the HD Hero.

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Silverdale Thunder: UL-9 Final Heat

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.16, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Joe Souza was able to deliver best finish in the history of Xaudaro/Wilmot Racing at Silverdale Thunder, bringing the UL-9 home in third place, following Brian Perkins in the UL-11 & Kayleigh Perkins in the UL-72.

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VIDEO: Silverdale Thunder 2009: UL-11 Schellhase/Bartels Racing – Final Heat

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.16, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Brian Perkins gave owner Bob Schellhase his maiden victory in the UL-11 at 2009 Silverdale Thunder.

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Silverdale Thunder: UL-11 Heat 3 Cockpit/Tail Cam PIP

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.16, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the UL-11 Schellhase/Bartels Racing Unlimited Light hydroplane in Heat 3 at Silverdale Thunder.

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VIDEO: 2009 Silverdale Thunder: UL-11 Schellhase/Bartels Racing – Heat 3

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.16, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the UL-11 Schellhase/Bartels Racing Unlimited Light hydroplane in Heat 3 at Silverdale Thunder.

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Silverdale Thunder: UL-9/UL-58 B Main

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.16, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Smokin’ Joe Souza in the UL-9 and Dan McCullough in the UL-58 go head to head in this interesting split screen view of the B Main at Silverdale. Souza won the heat and advanced to the final…

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Silverdale Thunder: UL-9 Heat 1

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.15, 2009, under GoPro, Silverdale - Dyes Inlet, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the UL-9 Xaudaro/Wilmot Racing Unlimited Light hydroplane in Heat 1 at Silverdale Thunder.

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VIDEO: Bonneville 2009 – Mike Hancock’s 1982 Firebird – 205.462MPH

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.13, 2009, under Auto Racing, Bonneville Salt Flats, ChaseCam, Land Speed Records, Video


Michael Flaherty engineered this video of Mike Hancock attempting to set a new Land Speed Record in his 1982 Pontiac Firebird at the Bonneville Salt Flats

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Final Heat – Rear View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in the Final Heat at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Final Heat – Front View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in the Final Heat at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Heat 3B – Rear View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Rearward looking onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 3B at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Heat 3B – Front View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Forward looking onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 3B at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Heat 2B – Split Screen

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Split-screen video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 2B at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Heat 2B – Driver’s View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video of J.W. Myers from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 2B at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair.

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Graham Trucking Cup at Seafair: UL-9 – Heat 1A

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.01, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


Joe Souza in the US Army – NAPA Auto Parts UL-9 finished Heat 1A at Seafair in third place with a 77.866mph average speed

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VIDEO: 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair: U-37 – Heat 1A

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.01, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Jean Theoret came back from a near-death experience in Madison to take the U-37 around the Lake Washington course at Seafair. Unfortunately he had not healed sufficiently to allow him to continue, and after this heat, handed off the driving duties to J.W. Myers for the remainder of the weekend.

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VIDEO: 2009 Seafair: U-22 Webster Racing/Miss Airbag Service – Saturday Test

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.01, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Mike Webster takes the U-22 onto the Seafair Unlimited course for a test during the 2009 Chevrolet Cup at Seafair. Thanks to the Airbag Service crew for this video!

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VIDEO: 2009 ULHRA Graham Trucking Cup at Seafair: UL-56 “Wild” Bill Strain loses prop

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.01, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Washington, Unlimited Lights Onboard, Video


In Heat 1A of Unlimited Lights action at Seafair, the output shaft on the UL-56 broke at the prop, sending it into the right side tail, hitting the GoPro camera that was mounted there! This slowed down footage clearly shows the propeller as it bounced off the tail. Click the image below to see the prop caught in mid-air (courtesy of KIRO TV Seattle)

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VIDEO: 2009 Columbia Cup: U-37 – Final Heat

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.26, 2009, under Columbia Cup Course, GoPro, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in the Final Heat at the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup.

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VIDEO: 2009 Columbia Cup: U-37 in Heat 3B

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.26, 2009, under Columbia Cup Course, GoPro, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 3B at the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup.

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VIDEO: 2009 Columbia Cup: U-37 in Heat 1B

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.25, 2009, under Columbia Cup Course, GoPro, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Onboard video from the U-37 Schumacher Racing Unlimited hydroplane in Heat 1B at the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup.

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