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    Shane ready for Oberto gig

    Jimmy Shane spent most of the offseason without a team. But the driver who piloted the 5 Graham Trucking to the H1 Unlimited high points championship last season was just waiting for the official announcement, which finally came a few weeks ago.


    David, Shane win hydroplane races

    Steve David and Jimmy Shane — the two H1 Unlimited drivers battling for the series high point lead — were drawn into separate heats Saturday at Bayfair in San Diego, with Shane winning 1A in the 5 Graham Trucking and scoring the maximum 400 points, while David did the same in 1B in the...


    Oberto's David set to retire

    Steve David spent Thursday afternoon kayaking in the Pacific Ocean with his wife Sabrina. And starting today, he’ll step into the cockpit of the 1 Oh Boy! Oberto for one final weekend of unlimited hydroplane racing — competing at the San Diego Bayfair. Come Monday morning, though, David...


    Shane drives Graham to Idaho hydro victory

    The juggernaut that is Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking continued to roll — all the way to the top of the podium at the 2013 Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup on Sunday. Shane made it two wins in a row, following up his win at the Albert Lee Cup at Seattle Seafair in early August with a ...


    David, Shane win Idaho hydroplane heat races

    Steve David and Jimmy Shane each won heat races during the first day of competition at the Diamond Cup in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday. Shane won Heat 1A driving the 5 Graham Trucking, but he got a challenge from Tom Thompson in the 11 Peters & May before hanging on to the victory. David, in...


    Shane, Graham top qualifier in Idaho hydro event

    Wind and water conditions interrupted the Friday qualifying session for the Diamond Cup on North Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene, but not soon enough for Jon Zimmerman and the 9 Fox Plumbing presents Team RedDOT powered by Les Schwab. Zimmerman was the fifth boat to enter the 2-mile race...


    Friendly Follies frenzy

    While we always rely on the openness of strangers and the help of regular sources to report news and features, I feel more indebted than usual after this year's Water Follies coverage.


    Water Follies called a success

    Despite a light crowd Friday, attendance on the Pasco and Kennewick sides of the river was strong during the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup races, said event director Kathy Powell. Ticket sales through the Water Follies office were good, and Powell expects the final ticket count to be in by the end of...


    Scenes from the 2013 Water Follies

    Scenes from the 2013 Water Follies.


    Oberto team has perfect Columbia Cup weekend

    One day after driving the 1 Oh Boy! Oberto to the 48th Lamb Weston Columbia Cup, Steve David called it a perfect weekend. “Even though we got second in that third heat, that all was a process to learn for the final,” said David. He was referring to Sunday’s heat 3A, in which...

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