KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Saturday the U-17 Miss Red Dot/Silver Cloud Inns unlimited hydroplane hit the Columbia River for some test runs.
The U-17 did its shakedown run, which means they tested their main package. The team is preparing for a race in Madison, Wisconsin in two weeks. The hydroplane tested out some different gear boxes and motors as well. All in all, the team says it was a very successful day on the water.
"The boat handled excellent. We didn't have to make any skid fin adjustments or rudder adjustments. It's a great boat. We were very, very good even here at Tri-Cities last year. We love coming out here and can't wait to do it again for the real thing. Having a successful test like this helps our confidence level undoubtedly. When we head to Madison we're going to have a full head of steam behind us and there's no stopping the U-17," five year driver Kip Brown said.
The U-17 heads to Madison in July for the season's first race. Then it is on to Detroit and then a return to the Tri-Cities for the Columbia Cup the last weekend in July.
Local News Washington News Idaho News National International Connect With Kleck KHQ MD Invest Northwest KHQ Birthdays Sports from SWX Pro Sports College Sports High School Sports
Forecast Discussion HD Doppler 6i Radar 6 Day Forecast School Closures & Delays Road & Pass Conditions Weather Pix Dave Law's Fishing Report