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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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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 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 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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VIDEO: 2008 Seafair – Final Heat – U-13

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.03, 2008, under ChaseCam, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video

U-13 Graham Trucking/Spirit of Detroit – Final Heat at Seafair.  J. Michael Kelly had to retire the U-13 due to a faulty lid latch…

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VIDEO: 2008 Seafair – Heat 2B – U-13 Multiple View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.03, 2008, under ChaseCam, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video

U-13 Graham Trucking/Spirit of Detroit in Heat 2B at Seafair from multiple angles.

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VIDEO: 2008 Seafair – U13 Saturday Test – Driver View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.02, 2008, under ChaseCam, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Saturday morning test session of the U-13 Graham Trucking showing the stresses on J. Michael Kelly.

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VIDEO: 2008 Seafair – U13 Friday Test – Cockpit View

by Walt Ottenad on Aug.01, 2008, under ChaseCam, Lake Washington, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video

Friday morning test session from the cockpit of the U-13 Graham Trucking showing prop shaft breaking near end of video.

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VIDEO: 2008 APBA Gold Cup: U-13 Heat 3B

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.13, 2008, under ChaseCam, Detroit River, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


This heat was called due to the flip of the U-7 Formula Boats before the first turn of the opening lap. Note that JMK dodges debris from the crash as he approaches the first turn.

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VIDEO: 2008 Gold Cup: U-13 Heat 1A – Cockpit View

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.13, 2008, under ChaseCam, Detroit River, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


The “Spirit of Detroit” in the 2008 Detroit Gold Cup Heat 1A.

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VIDEO: 2008 APBA Gold Cup: U-13 Heat 1A – Split Screen View

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.13, 2008, under ChaseCam, Detroit River, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


J. Michael Kelly took the U-13 to a third place finish behind the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto and the winning U-37 Beacon Plumbing.

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VIDEO: 2008 Gold Cup: U-13 Saturday 2nd Test

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.12, 2008, under ChaseCam, Detroit River, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


Second test on Saturday at the 2008 APBA Gold Cup in Detroit.

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VIDEO: 2008 Thunder on the Ohio: U-13 Qualifying

by Walt Ottenad on Jun.26, 2008, under ChaseCam, Evansville, Unlimited Hydroplane Onboard, Video


J. Michael Kelly took the U-13 on a qualifying run on the Ohio River and when he returned to the dock, the throttle control for the turbine engine would not shut off, forcing him into a choice of running into the dock and swimmers in the water, or running into the sea wall – he chose the wall…

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