• H1 Unlimited Air National Guard "Big Wake Weekend at Folsom Lake"

    H1 Unlimited announced July 2, 2012 that the series is returning to Sacramento next year to conduct a race for the first time in over forty years. The race will be May 31st through June 2nd on Folsom Lake as part of the Big Wake Weekend Festival.

    At a press conference, H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole stated "We're excited to bring the fastest boats in the world and the thrill of the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series back to Northern California and the Capitol City." In addition to Cole, Scott Liddycoat's 88 Degree Men Hydroplane was on display for the gathered spectators and media to get a closer look at one of these race boats.

    Folsom Lake is a reservoir located northeast of Sacramento behind Folsom Dam along the American River. The lake and dam were formed in 1955 as part of the Folsom Project which aims to control flood water, provide hydro electricity, irrigation water, and drinking water to the region. Folsom Lake has held hydroplane racing in the past. In 1967, Mike Thomas drove the Miss Budweiser to victory in the Sacramento Cup; the last race held in the city.

    Last September, JW Myers and the Peters & May hydroplane took part in a four boat exhibition aimed at gaining support for a possible event in the future. Joining Myers at the exhibition were drivers J Michael Kelly, Brian Perkins and Ryan Mallow. A couple thousand spectators witnessed each driver performing exhibition runs on Folsom Lake. At the time, several fans were hopeful that an actual race could be held in the future including 12 year old Austin Borges. "These boats are big and fast, pretty amazing," said Borges who attended the September Exhibition with his dad.

    The Big Wake Weekend most likely will be the season opener for the 2013 Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series as the series has not conducted a race before the first weekend of June since 2000. H1 Unlimited will release the complete 2013 race schedule later this year.
    Source www.u11racing.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: H1 Unlimited Air National Guard "Big Wake Weekend at Folsom Lake" started by David View original post
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    1. S&S's Avatar
      S&S -
      Will be a good weekend for sure. Hopefully we get some good rain this winter, level at Folsom has been dropping like somebody pulled the plug in a big bathtub.
    1. VJB's Avatar
      VJB -
      Tickets on sale NOW!!!
    1. VJB's Avatar
      VJB -
      APBA Championship classes scheduled to run at Big Wake Weekend... Plus SuperStock's, Crackerbox, Stock A's , and California Speedboat Assoc...and oh ya...Cali Girls & Guys, its all to hot to even talk about!!!

      And also a VJB Show n Shine near the H1 pit area!!!
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      78_Tahiti -
      That looks like a pair of pretty mean "whackers" there!!
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