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For Immediate Release: 7/19/2019

Jamie Nilsen set to drive the U-11 Hydroplane for the remainder of 2019

Edmonds, WA: Jamie Nilsen has been named as the driver for the U-11 J&D’s presented by Reliable Diamond Tool H1 Unlimited Hydroplane for the balance of the 2019 season. Nilsen, of Gig Harbor, WA has had great success in many classes of boat racing, most recently winning the 2018 Grand Prix North American Championship. In addition, Jamie will continue to drive the GP55 Atomic Screenprinting presents Cabo Marine owned by Scotty Pierce.

The entire U-11 team would like to sincerely thank Tom Thompson and his family for the years of hard work and dedication he spent racing for us. The team would like to wish him the best and are excited to see what he does moving forward. He will continue racing with the HRL class GP-525.

Come see the U-11 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane along with several other H1 Unlimited series Hydroplanes at the Hydro’s at the Mall on Wednesday, July 24th from 4pm to 6pm at the Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick, WA . More information can be found at 

Remaining races: 
Tri-Cities, WA – July 26-28
Seattle, WA – August 2-4
San Diego, CA – September 13-15 


Stem Acceleration Program 
Last year the race team announced the STEM program it had created. Now learn more and see the kids at work on the new video here.

2018 Season Wrapup
Tom Thompson driving the J&D's presented by Realiable Diamond Tool U-11 Unlimited Hydroplane finished the season in 3rd place in the National High Points Race. Tom and the team finished with 3 podium finishes this season, their best in a few years. In Guntersville, Madsion and Detroit the team finished in 3rd place. Along with some bad breaks and breaking some equipment along the way that would have lead to an even better season, the team has a very promising future with the strides it has made the last two years.