San Diego: Heat 2B: Third place!
Jon maintained his incredible streak of finishes with a third place in Heat 2B due to the U-17 going dead in the water and an N2 violation by Greg Hopp in the U-100.
San Diego: Heat 1B
Jon made up for a sub-par start by gradually overhauling the U-22 of Mike Webster to take a fifth place finish in Heat 1B, extending his string of heat finishes to an outstanding ten in a row.
San Diego: Friday
Images from Friday's action at the Air Guard Championship presented by Degree Men in San Diego
San Diego: First Test Run
Jon got two laps in before bringing the U-37 Degree men back to the dock for some fine tuning. We'll be back on the water at noon...
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We were honored to have Duke Moscrip on our boat at the Torchlight Parade Saturday night. Duke is the man that saved Seafair this year with a very generous donation that insured the races would take place.
Make sure to stop into any one of the Duke’s Chowder House locations and say “Thanks, Duke!”
The U-37 Miss Peters & May will be one of several Unlimited and Unlimited Lights hydroplanes in the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade on July 31 in Seattle.
The Torchlight parade is an annual fixture of the Seafair celebration, and includes hundreds of entrants, from the Seattle Police Dept. motorcycle drill team to the Seafair Pirates. This year is special, since most local hydroplane teams will be able to attend due to the free weekend between the Tri-Cities and Seattle races.
The parade begins at 7:30 pm and will go from the Seattle Center through downtown and end at the King Street Station (see map at left). It will also be broadcast on KIRO-TV beginning at 7:30 pm.
Jeff Stoneman of West Coast Collision Center is hard at work getting the U-37 Miss Peters & May ready for the Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade and the Albert Lee Cup at Seafair:
The Streamlight “Light It Up” award for the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup goes to the U-37 Miss Peters & May race team.
In the words of H1 Chairman Sam Cole, “They took a boat and got it race ready in less than a week. Jon Zimmerman qualified the boat in his first time out on the water. Scott Raney and team ‘lit it up’ after that terrible crash in Detroit.”
Schumacher Racing and the U-37 Miss Peters & May Racing Team is proud to announce a partnership with Jeff Stoneman and West Coast Collision Center of Mountlake Terrace, WA for the 2010 H1 Unlimited racing series. “Our team has been working with West Coast Collision since 2004, but this year Jeff and his company really stepped up to the plate”, said U-37 Crew Chief Scott Raney. “They did a great job assisting us and providing technical expertise to prepare the T-4 hull for the season. Unfortunately, we kind of scratched the paint job up a little back in Detroit.”
Now, as the U-37 team races to prepare a back-up hull for competition at Seattle next week, West Coast Collision is playing an even bigger role. With only a few days to outfit the back-up boat with the team’s regular equipment, time is of the essence. West Coast Collision will be preparing and painting components for Pasco, and then helping with a complete repaint to Peters & May colors before Seafair. “It’s really a chance for us to help showcase the kind of work Jeff’s team can do”, said Raney. “They’ve helped us so much…we really want to help them also.”
West Coast Collision Center is located at 21718 66th Ave W, #200, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Owner Jeff Stoneman can be reached at (425) 774-9222.
Results for Final Heat
|1||U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto||Steve David||146.842||400|
|2||U-7 Graham Trucking||J Michael Kelly||141.988||300|
|3||U-5 FormulaBoats.com||Jeff Bernard||135.192||225|
|4||U-17 Miss Red Dot||Nate Brown||136.484||169|
|6||U-37 Miss Peters & May||Jon Zimmerman||119.976||95|
|DNF||U-21 Miss Albert Lee Appliance||Brian Perkins||0||0|
|PEN 127-150||U-96 Spirit of Qatar||Dave Villwock||127.944||-23|
Jon Zimmerman did an outstanding job all weekend to get the leased U-37 into the final heat on the front row. Miss Peters & May came home with a fifth place finish, gathering valuable points for the 2010 H1 Unlimited season.
Results for Heat 3B
|1||U-96 Spirit of Qatar||Dave Villwock||144.293||400|
|2||U-5 FormulaBoats.com||Jeff Bernard||142.659||300|
|3||U-100 Fleury Auto & Truck Parts||Greg Hopp||141.617||225|
|4||U-37 Miss Peters & May||Jon Zimmerman||132.221||169|
|5||U-22 Matrix System Automotive Finishes||Mike Webster||125.494||127|
Jon Zimmerman once again drove a smart race to bring home points, taking the Miss Peters & May to an outstanding third place.
Results for Heat 2A
|1||U-21 Miss Albert Lee Appliance||Brian Perkins||143.146||400|
|2||U-13 Spirit of Detroit||Cal Phipps||136.05||300|
|3||U-37 Miss Peters & May||Jon Zimmerman||130.753||225|
|4||U-22 Matrix System Automotive Finishes||Mike Webster||126.406||169|
|5||U-57 Formulaboats.com||Mark Evans||125.663||127|
|6||U-17 Miss Red Dot||Nate Brown||92.714||95|
Jon Zimmerman’s first heat in the U-37 resulted in a wild ride (at 6:35), sustaining what he called the hardest hit he’s ever taken in boat racing.
Jon Zimmerman’s first heat in the U-37 resulted in a wild ride (at 2:10), sustaining what he called “the hardest hit he’s ever taken in boat racing”.
The U-37 had a wild ride on lap two of Heat 1B, getting HUGE air launching off the wake of the U-13 before settling back down, resulting in what Jon called “the hardest hit I’ve ever taken in boat racing”.
Jon’s old boat, Dr. Ken Muscatel’s U-25, spun on lap three, tearing almost the entire right sponson and most of the non-trip away, resulting in their withdrawal from the Columbia Cup.
We came out of the heat with an excellent fourth place, giving the U-37 Miss Peters & May a great start to the weekend!
Results for Heat 1B
|1||U-96 Spirit of Qatar||Dave Villwock||145.763||400|
|2||U-7 Graham Trucking||J Michael Kelly||140.401||300|
|3||U-13 Spirit of Detroit||Cal Phipps||138.326||225|
|4||U-37 Miss Peters & May||Jon Zimmerman||127.376||169|
|5||U-100 Fleury Auto & Truck Parts||Greg Hopp||124.993||127|
|DNF||U-25 Superior Racing||Ken Muscatel||0||0|
From Mac Clouse & Niles Mayfield on www.h1unlimited.com:
Here are the heat draws, with the lane
U-1 – 1
U-17 – 2
U-21 – 3
U-5 – 4
U-22 – 5
U-57 – 6
U-96 – 1
U-7 – 2
U-25 – 3
U-13 – 4
U-100 – 5
U-37 – 6