U-9 keeps running with for sale sign

July 30, 2011 

KENNEWICK -- Mike Jones admits he can't get racing out of his blood.

"We keep messing with boats," Jones said.

Jones and his wife Lori have tried to sell the U-9 unlimited, which is racing this weekend as the Miss VisitTRI-CITIES.com.

"If somebody were to come along and make the right offer, we'd sell it," said Mike.

Meanwhile, the Joneses are racing the boat in the Tri-Cities and Seattle, and then they'll decided about San DiegoBut this isn't the boat's first race this season.

The U-9 was leased a few weeks ago to the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto for the Detroit Gold Cup.

"Jon Zimmerman got into it for the first time and ran almost 150 mph in that first lap in Detroit," said Mike.

Jones is willing to do even more this year.

"They keep talking about needing boats for exhibition races in China," he said. "Let us know, we'll help."

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