H1 Unlimited Announces Coeur d’Alene Race for August

H1 Unlimited announced today a co-operative agreement with a new organization—Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta, LLC—toward the staging of the Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup Unlimited hydroplane race August 14-16. The agreement is good news for H1, which raced on the Idaho lake in 2013 after a 45-year absence.

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The Graham Trucking H1 Unlimited hydroplane will return to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in August—two years after winning the only Unlimited hydroplane race on the lake in the last 45 years. Courtesy H1 Unlimited

“We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with this new organization made up of very influential members of the Coeur d’Alene community who are passionate about returning our sport to their beautiful locale,” H1 Chairman Steve David said in the release. “There is still a lot of work to be done, but this agreement aligns our series with very dedicated, capable people who are willing to do what it takes, including invest their own money, to make this race happen in 2015.

“To a person, our owners, drivers and officials thoroughly enjoyed their 2013 experience in Coeur d’Alene and we are all excited at the prospect of racing in that beautiful community and venue again in the future,” David continued.

On a separate matter, David said H1 Unlimited is delighted that Owensboro, Ky., has committed to a 2016 exhibition.

“We were hoping for 2015 but their planned air show is a major endeavor that will dominate their public waterfront effort this summer,” he added.

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