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“I just want to work on my boat, race it and have fun doing it.”
That’s what Go3 Racing Owner Ed Cooper is saying these days. The team officially announced this past Friday (July 17) it would return to the H1 Unlimited tour for the first time since the 2009 season. Other than two laps in Madison in 2010, and a 2014 exhibition event in Evansville, Indiana, the team has not competed in an Unlimited race for the past six years. The decision to race again came after months of conversations between new H1 Unlimited Chairman Steve David and Cooper. Those talks picked up again several days after the season-opening race in Madison, Indiana. Both sides finally mutually agreed on several points of contention in previous talks, and the return of the sport’s only piston powered Unlimited hydroplane was set.
We are thrilled to officially announce that the Go3 Racing Team will be back on the water at the HAPO Gold Cup race in the Tri Cities, Washington next week. We would also like to welcome aboard Tri Cities Ace Hardware Stores as our title sponsor for the Gold Cup race. As the week progresses, the Big Red Turbinator will transform into the U-3 GRIGGS PRESENTS MISS ACE HARDWARE.
Ed Cooper's Go3 Racing Team returns to the H1 Unlimited tour fully intact. Veteran driver Jimmy King will be back in his familiar seat inside the Turbinator with more than full arsenal of Allison V-12 piston powered motors. The Go3 Racing team has the world's fastest piston powered Unlimited hydroplane and is ready for action on the Columbia River and the 2.5 mile course.
The race is set for July 24-26 and will be the 50th Anniversary of the Water Follies event. It also marks the first time since 1984 that the APBA Gold Cup, the world's oldest active motor sports trophy, will be awarded in the Tri Cities.
Tri Cities Ace Hardware Stores has been serving the folks in the Tri Cities for 75 years.
Besides hardware they also offer one of the biggest sporting goods sections at all four of their locations in the Tri Cities area.
For more visit www.AceTriCities.com.
We made it safe and sound. A few bumps along the way, but no problems finding our way to the Tri Cities again. We've missed our fans and can't wait to get her wet Friday morning.
New Ace Hardware graphics go on Wednesday and we're excited about our new look and partnership with Tri-Cities Ace Hardware Stores
Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV