2009 H1 Unlimited season

2009 H1 Unlimited
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The 2009 H1 Unlimited season is the fifty fourth running of the H1 Unlimited series for unlimited hydroplane, jointly sanctioned by APBA, its governing body in North America and UIM, its international body. It is the first season to run under its new name.

The season began in July with the Madison Regatta, held in Madison, Indiana, United States, throughout the season, the series will consist of six races.

The finale of the season was in November with the Oryx Cup, held in Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar. The 2009 Oryx Cup was the seventeenth running of the UIM World Championship for unlimited hydroplanes.[1]

For 2010, Oh Boy! Oberto (Miss Madison) was the National High Point Team Champion, while Steve David was the National High Point Driver Champion.

Name changeEdit

The series became H1 Unlimited prior to the Oryx Cup, in a bid to internationalise the series, until then, the series was known as ABRA Unlimited (American Boat Racing Association) for five seasons.[2]

Teams and driversEdit

  • All boats are powered by Lycoming T55 L7C, originally used in Chinook helicopters, only turbine engine currently permitted in the series.[3]
No Team Engine Driver Rounds
U-1   Oh Boy! Oberto (Miss Madison) Lycoming T55 L7   Steve David All
U-3   Cooper Motorsports Allison V-1710 Turbo   Jimmy King All
U-5   Formulaboats.com Lycoming T55 L7   Jeff Bernard All
U-7   Graham Trucking Lycoming T55 L7   J. Michael Kelly All
U-9   Jones Racing Lycoming T55 L7   David Williams 4
U-16   Ellstrom Elam Plus Lycoming T55 L7C   Dave Villwock All
U-17   Our Gang Racing Lycoming T55   Kip Brown All
U-22   Matrix System Automotive Finishes Lycoming T55 L7   Mike Webster All
U-25   Superior Racing Lycoming T55   Ken Muscatel All
U-37   Schumacher Racing Lycoming T55 L7   Jean Theoret All
U-48   Miss Albert Lee Appliance Lycoming T55   Brian Perkins All
U-100   Leland Racing Lycoming T55 L7   Greg Hopp All

Season schedule and resultsEdit

Rd. Race Location Venue Date Winning boat Winning driver
1 Madison Regatta (Indiana Governor's Cup) Madison, Indiana, United States Ohio River July 3–5 Miss Elam Plus Dave Villwock
2 Chrysler-Jeep Superstores Gold Cup Detroit, Michigan, United States Detroit River July 10–12 Miss Elam Plus Dave Villwock
3 Tri-City Water Follies Lamb Weston Columbia Cup Tri-Cities, Washington, United States Columbia River July 24–26 Oh Boy! Oberto (Miss Madison) Steve David
4 Seafair Cup Seattle, Washington, United States Lake Washington July 31 – August 2 Miss Elam Plus Dave Villwock
5 Thunder on the Ohio Evansville, Indiana, United States Ohio River August 21–23 Miss Formulaboats.com Jeff Bernard
6 Oryx Cup – UIM World Championship Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar Doha Bay, Persian Gulf November 19–21 U-7 Graham Trucking J. Michael Kelly

National High Point ChampionsEdit


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