Tag: JMK

U-7 FormulaBoats.com flips at Tri-Cities

by Walt Ottenad on Jul.26, 2009, under Boat Racing, Columbia Cup Course, Unlimited Hydroplanes

The U-7 Formula Boats  flips at 2009 ABRA Columbia Cup on July 26, 2009 in Kennewick, WA.The U-7 Formula Boats  flips at 2009 ABRA Columbia Cup on July 26, 2009 in Kennewick, WA.

I was watching Heat 2A unfold Sunday morning with Steve David and the Oberto taking off into the lead when on lap two I saw Mike start to lift off and swung my lens towards him all the while yelling “Oh Sh*t!” Thankfully, Mike was out within 20 seconds or so and he was all right, but the boat was tweaked, losing the tails, rear wing and canard, and tearing up the cowling a bit. As I write this, the Formula team is working on getting the boat ready for Seafair – I’m sure Mike and the U-7 Graham Trucking boat will be there…

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VIDEO: J. Michael Kelly at the UIM GP World Championships – Heat 1

by Walt Ottenad on Feb.07, 2009, under GoPro, Lake Kairapiro, UIM Grand Prix Boats, UIM Racing Onboard, Video

J. Michael Kelly drove “The Boss” to a 2nd place finish in Heat 1 of the UIM GP World Championships on Lake Kairapiro, New Zealand on Feb. 7, 2009. What makes this video a little unusual is that The Boss has a clear canopy, allowing¬† a full forward view from inside the cockpit, providing a breathtaking view of the violent ride JMK’s subjected to.

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