The sun is shining and the pits are packed with eight unlimited hydroplanes for the final stanza of the H1 Unlimited season in San Diego, California. Both the H1 and the D2D National High Points titles are on the line this weekend at Bayfair! This year fantasy players must gear up for the second of back-to-back double boat pick races with nearly 3000 points possible during the final weekend of racing. This year’s Bayfair roster of boats includes: U-1 Homestreet Bank, U-5 Graham Trucking, U-7 Graham Trucking II, U-9 Delta Gear Realtrac, U-11 Peters and May, U-21 All Access Equipment, U-27 Dalton Industries, U-99.9 Carstar Miss Rock. Remember to lock your TWO picks by Saturday September 17, at noon San Diego time. You can’t attain glory if you don’t answer the bell!
HydroDan’s Three to Think About:
Back in the Saddle: Cal Phipps and the U-27 Dalton Industries return to the water after their catastrophic blowover accident at the season opener in Madison, Indiana. If you still have the 27 as a possible selection, you may want to wait until Friday qualifying is complete to ensure the repairs have held and the boat is sound and competitive before you lock your selection.
Sensational in the Salt: U-1 Homestreet Bank driver Jimmy Shane has claimed two of the past three San Diego Bayfair Regattas in 2013 and 2015, and also captured a second place finish in 2012. In addition, Shane has garnered ten heat victories on the salt water in San Diego and is the top qualifier at the race two years running. At Bayfair Shane is going for his fourth National Championship in a row, and third with the Madison Team.
Graham Slam: The Graham Trucking duo, J. Michael Kelly in the U-5 Graham Trucking and Jeff Bernard in the U-7 Graham Trucking II, were all over the podium at Detroit’s Gold Cup with a win for the 5 and a third place for the 7. With the U-5 down by only 584 points, expect the two boat team to do all they can in San Diego to prevent a U-1 Homestreet Bank repeat.
Posted on: Sep 16 2016 05:44 AM UTC
Edited on: Sep 16 2016 02:30 PM UTC