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    Guntersville Lake Hyrdrofest 2022
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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A full schedule of events for the 2022 Guntersville Lake Hydrofest has officially been released, and this year looks to be jam-packed!

    The weekend-long, family-friendly event is slated for June 25-26, with gates opening at 8 a.m. on both days. The last day to purchase pre-sale tickets is Thursday, June 16.

    This year’s event, held in Browns Creek along Sunset Drive, will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Roy Duby’s World Speed Record of 200.419 mph and will feature two full days of competitive powerboat racing.

    Day one will kick off with H1 Unlimited Qualifying from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed immediately by opening ceremonies. From 10:15 -10:30, the Miss US U-36 exhibition run will be held.

    Here is the full day’s lineup for Saturday, June 25:

    8:00 a.m. – Gates open to the public
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – H1 Unlimited Qualifying
    10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Exhibition Run: Miss US U-36
    10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Motorola Systems Grand Prix Heat 1A
    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Marshall Precision Manufacturing Pro-lite Heat 1A
    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – American Dumpster Unlimited Heat 1A
    12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – WQSB Pro-lite Heat 1B
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Break on water
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – American Dumpster Unlimited Heat 1B
    2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Randy Jones & Associates Pro-lite Heat 2A
    2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Motorola Systems Grand Prix Heat 1B
    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Restoration Homes of North Alabama Pro-lite Heat 2B
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Motorola Systems Grand Prix Heat 1C
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Marshall County Tourism & Sports Unlimited Heat 2A
    4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Exhibition Run: Miss US U-36
    4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Marshall County Tourism & Sports Unlimited Heat 2B
    5:00 p.m. – Gates Close
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Pit Pass Tours (busing from event to venue to pits, tours every hour)

    Events for Sunday, June 26:

    8:00 a.m. – Gates open to the public
    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – GPA & H1 Unlimited Testing
    9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Exhibition Run: Miss US U-36
    9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Guntersville Chevrolet Grand Prix Heat 2A
    9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Unlimited Heat 3A
    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – ROHOGO Pro-lite Heat 3A
    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Guntersville Chevrolet Grand Prix Heat 2B
    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Unlimited Heat 3B
    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Guntersville Chevrolet Grand Prix Heat 2C
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Break on the water
    1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Special Touch Fire & Water Restoration Grand Prix Heat 3A
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Exhibition Run: Miss US U-36
    2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Special Touch Fire & Water Restoration Grand Prix Heat 3B
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Unlimited Heat 4A
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Bankston Motor Homes Pro-lite Heat 3B
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Unlimited Heat 4B
    4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Grand Prix Southern Nationals Championship presented by Knighten Industries
    4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pro-lite Championship presented by Fenom Digital
    5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – APBA Gold Cup Championship presented by Marshall County Tourism and Sports
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Pit Pass Tours (busing from event to venue to pits, tours every hour)

    Prime viewing for spectators ranges from the Guntersville Recreation Center to the Guntersville Water Treatment Plant.

    Tickets are available as single-day passes, weekend passes, ultimate weekend passes, ticket blocks and club level, or you can purchase personal tent spaces for tailgating. Full ticket pricing and information can be found here.


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    The 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series starts next weekend with the Gold Cup in Alabama

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — The fastest race boats in the world will put on a spectacular show when the 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series gets underway next weekend in Guntersville, Alabama. The season, which is expected to be one of the most competitive in recent years, will begin with the 112th running of the APBA Gold Cup, the oldest trophy in American motorsports.

    Seven hydroplanes will compete in the Gold Cup on June 25 and 26 on Lake Guntersville, one of the fastest racecourses on the circuit. The boats and their talented drivers will careen across the water at speeds reaching 200 miles per hour. Races also will be held this year in Madison, Indiana; the Tri-Cities, Washington; Seattle; and San Diego.

    Among the competitors will be two boats that combined to win the 2021 national championship for the Miss Madison Racing Team out of Madison, Indiana. Jimmy Shane, 36, of Covington, Washington, is the defending Gold Cup champion and will drive the U-1 Miss HomeStreet. Shane has won 20 races during his career and his victory last year in the Gold Cup was his fifth, which tied him with the legendary Gar Wood.

    The other entry from the Madison team is the U-91 Goodman Real Estate, which will be driven by Jeff Bernard, 37, of Kent, Washington. His boat has been among the most successful in the sport’s history with eight national titles and four Gold Cups to its credit.

    Another organization with two boats in the event will be the Strong Racing Team, which is owned by Vanessa and Darrell Strong of the Tri-Cities, Washington. Last year, in their first season as boat owners, the Strongs won three of the season’s four races.

    The winner of two of those races, including last year’s Guntersville race, and the defending driver’s national champion is J. Michael Kelly, 43, of Bonney Lake, Washington. Kelly will be in the cockpit of the U-8 Miss Tri-Cities. His teammate is Corey Peabody, 43, of Kent, Washington, who won his first H1 Unlimited race last year with his victory in the Tri-Cities. He will be driving the U-9 Lynx Healthcare.

    Another headliner in the race will be Dave Villwock, 68, of Monroe, Washington, the driver of the U-40 Miss Beacon Plumbing. Villwock is the sport’s all-time greatest champion with 67 career victories and 10 national titles. He has also won 10 Gold Cups, which puts him only one victory short of the sport’s all-time Gold Cup champion, Chip Hanauer. The Miss Beacon Plumbing is owned by Sharon and Kelly Stocklin of Edmonds, Washington.

    A fan favorite will be the U-3 Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware, which operates out of Evansville, Indiana, and will be driven by Jimmy King, 61, of Memphis, Michigan. It is the only boat that will use a V-12 Allison engine, a powerplant built for World War II fighter planes that hydroplanes commonly used from the late-1940s until the mid-1980s. The other boats in the race will use Lycoming T-55 gas turbine engines.

    Another entry will come from the Unlimited Racing Group of Cle Elum, Washington. The U-11 will be driven by Jamie Nilsen, 37, of Gig Harbor, Washington.

    The APBA Gold Cup was organized by the American Power Boat Association in 1904 and was first held on the Hudson River in New York City. The winner of that first Gold Cup was a boat named Standard, which averaged just over 23 miles per hour. Today’s boats are about 30 feet long, weigh more than three tons, and will skim across the surface of Guntersville Lake at lap speeds averaging about 150 miles per hour.

    The “Greatest Show on H-2-O” will begin with testing on Lake Guntersville at 8 a.m. CDT on Saturday morning, June 25. Preliminary-heat competition will get underway at 11:30 a.m. CDT later that day. Additional preliminary heats are scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 26, with the winner-take-all final heat scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT.

    Tickets to the Gold Cup in Guntersville are available at www.guntersvillelakehydrofest.com.

    For those who can’t attend, the race also will be streamed live on the H1 Unlimited YouTube Channel.

    The 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series starts next weekend with the Gold Cup in Alabama

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — The fastest race boats in the world will put on a spectacular show when the 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series gets underway next weekend in Guntersville, Alabama. The season, which is expected to be one of the most competitive in recent years, will begin with the 112th running of the APBA Gold Cup, the oldest trophy in American motorsports.

    Seven hydroplanes will compete in the Gold Cup on June 25 and 26 on Lake Guntersville, one of the fastest racecourses on the circuit. The boats and their talented drivers will careen across the water at speeds reaching 200 miles per hour. Races also will be held this year in Madison, Indiana; the Tri-Cities, Washington; Seattle; and San Diego.

    Among the competitors will be two boats that combined to win the 2021 national championship for the Miss Madison Racing Team out of Madison, Indiana. Jimmy Shane, 36, of Covington, Washington, is the defending Gold Cup champion and will drive the U-1 Miss HomeStreet. Shane has won 20 races during his career and his victory last year in the Gold Cup was his fifth, which tied him with the legendary Gar Wood.

    The other entry from the Madison team is the U-91 Goodman Real Estate, which will be driven by Jeff Bernard, 37, of Kent, Washington. His boat has been among the most successful in the sport’s history with eight national titles and four Gold Cups to its credit.

    Another organization with two boats in the event will be the Strong Racing Team, which is owned by Vanessa and Darrell Strong of the Tri-Cities, Washington. Last year, in their first season as boat owners, the Strongs won three of the season’s four races.

    The winner of two of those races, including last year’s Guntersville race, and the defending driver’s national champion is J. Michael Kelly, 43, of Bonney Lake, Washington. Kelly will be in the cockpit of the U-8 Miss Tri-Cities. His teammate is Corey Peabody, 43, of Kent, Washington, who won his first H1 Unlimited race last year with his victory in the Tri-Cities. He will be driving the U-9 Lynx Healthcare.

    Another headliner in the race will be Dave Villwock, 68, of Monroe, Washington, the driver of the U-40 Miss Beacon Plumbing. Villwock is the sport’s all-time greatest champion with 67 career victories and 10 national titles. He has also won 10 Gold Cups, which puts him only one victory short of the sport’s all-time Gold Cup champion, Chip Hanauer. The Miss Beacon Plumbing is owned by Sharon and Kelly Stocklin of Edmonds, Washington.

    A fan favorite will be the U-3 Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware, which operates out of Evansville, Indiana, and will be driven by Jimmy King, 61, of Memphis, Michigan. It is the only boat that will use a V-12 Allison engine, a powerplant built for World War II fighter planes that hydroplanes commonly used from the late-1940s until the mid-1980s. The other boats in the race will use Lycoming T-55 gas turbine engines.

    Another entry will come from the Unlimited Racing Group of Cle Elum, Washington. The U-11 will be driven by Jamie Nilsen, 37, of Gig Harbor, Washington.

    The APBA Gold Cup was organized by the American Power Boat Association in 1904 and was first held on the Hudson River in New York City. The winner of that first Gold Cup was a boat named Standard, which averaged just over 23 miles per hour. Today’s boats are about 30 feet long, weigh more than three tons, and will skim across the surface of Guntersville Lake at lap speeds averaging about 150 miles per hour.

    The “Greatest Show on H-2-O” will begin with testing on Lake Guntersville at 8 a.m. CDT on Saturday morning, June 25. Preliminary-heat competition will get underway at 11:30 a.m. CDT later that day. Additional preliminary heats are scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 26, with the winner-take-all final heat scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT.

    Tickets to the Gold Cup in Guntersville are available at www.guntersvillelakehydrofest.com.

    For those who can’t attend, the race also will be streamed live on the H1 Unlimited YouTube Channel. You can find the link on this website.
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    H1 Goes For Gold

    The fastest race boats in the world will put on a spectacular show when the 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series gets underway next weekend in Guntersville, Alabama.

    The season, which is expected to be one of the most competitive in recent years, will begin with the 112th running of the APBA Gold Cup, the oldest trophy in American motorsports. Seven hydroplanes will compete in the Gold Cup on June 25 – 26 on Lake Guntersville, one of the fastest racecourses on the circuit.

    "Our race for 2022 will celebrate several decades of hydroplanes and the impact our water has had on the sport of boat racing. With three racing classes as well as the appearance of a few vintage craft, this event will be one of our best. Our race weekend will also celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Roy Duby setting the World Speed Record of 200.419 MPH at Lake Guntersville". Philip Mosley

    Among the competitors will be two boats that combined to win the 2021 national championship for the Miss Madison Racing Team. Jimmy Shane is the defending Gold Cup champion and will drive the U-1 Miss HomeStreet. Shane has won twenty races during his career and his victory last year in the Gold Cup was his fifth, which tied him with the legendary Gar Wood.

    The other entry from the Madison team is the U-91 Goodman Real Estate, which will be driven by Jeff Bernard. His boat has been among the most successful in the sport’s history with eight national titles and four Gold Cups to its credit.

    Another with two boats in the event will be the Strong Racing Team, which is owned by Vanessa and Darrell Strong of the Tri-Cities, Washington. Last year, in their first season as boat owners, they won three of the season’s four races.

    The winner of two of those races, including last year’s Guntersville race, and the defending driver’s national champion is J. Michael Kelly who will be in the cockpit of the U-8 Miss Tri-Cities. His teammate is Corey Peabody who won his first H1 Unlimited race last year with his victory in the Tri-Cities. He will be driving the U-9 Lynx Healthcare.

    Another headliner in the race will be Dave Villwock the driver of the U-40 Miss Beacon Plumbing. Villwock is the sport’s all-time greatest champion with sixty-seven career victories and ten National titles. He has also won ten Gold Cups, which puts him only one victory short of the sport’s all-time Gold Cup champion, Chip Hanauer.

    A fan favourite will be the U-3 Griggs presents Miss Ace Hardware driven by Jimmy King. It is the only boat that will use a V-12 Allison engine, a powerplant built for World War II fighter planes that hydroplanes commonly used from the late-1940s until the mid-1980s. The other boats in the race will use Lycoming T-55 gas turbine engines.

    Another entry will come from the Unlimited Racing Group who’s Jamie Nilsen will drive the U-11.

    The APBA Gold Cup was organized by the American Power Boat Association in 1904 and was first held on the Hudson River in New York City. The winner of that first Gold Cup was a boat named Standard, which averaged just over twenty-three miles per hour. Today’s boats are about thirty feet long, weigh more than three tons, and will skim across the surface of Guntersville Lake at lap speeds averaging about 150 miles per hour.

    H1 races also will be held this year in Madison, Indiana; the Tri-Cities, Washington; Seattle; and San Diego. For those who can’t attend they will be streamed live on the H1 Unlimited YouTube channel.


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