Four teams from the 2018 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series will practice in Tricities during a one day event put on by Water Follies in early June.

The teams expected to practice are :

"defending national champion Jimmy Shane (Maple Valley, Washington) and the U-1 Miss HomeStreet as well as national champion runner-up Andrew Tate (Walled Lake, Michigan) in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires. Also, the U-11 Reliable Diamond Tools presents J&D’s, driven by Tom Thompson (Cambridge, Maryland), and the U-440Bucket List Racing, driven by 2017 rookie of the year Dustin Echols (Sultan, Washington)."

The teams will practice on a 2 1/2 mile course on June 1st next to Columbia Park. The boats start practice at 9 am and is free to the general public to watch.

This is the 11th year in a row that the Tricities has hosted the preseason practice event.

2018 H1 UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

June 22-24 • Southern Cup, Guntersville Lake • Guntersville, Alabama
July 6-8 • Midwest Tube Mills Indiana Governor’s Cup • Madison, Indiana
July 27-29 • HAPO Columbia Cup • Kennewick, Washington
August 3-5 • Albert Lee Cup • Seattle
August 24-26 • A.P.B.A. Gold Cup • Detroit, Michigan
September 14-16 • HomeStreet Bank Bill Muncey • San Diego