|1/8th Scale Nitro|
|1/7th Scale Electric|
2017 High Points Champion
Up Next - The Atomic Cup on May 19th.
The next race is the Atomic Cup that will see the return of the McKeons as race sponsors. All are encouraged to come out to Lake Tye in Monroe. This is set up to be the biggest race so far this year, with UNW running 1/8th scale Nitro, and 1/7th Scale Electrics as it has thus far, with the addition of the 1/7th scale elcetrics of ESU joining us! Set up Starts @7:30am with Testing @9:00am and a 10:30am Drivers Meeting. The McKeons will be providing a Pizza Lunch for all competitors!
The Seafair Trophy Race was held on Saturday May 5th. Although taking a different path and needing to win the consulation heat to move up into the final, Adam Putich did jus that on his was to victory lane with his Miss Beacon Plumbing for back to back wins! Tyler McKeon also earned back to back wins in the 1/7th scale modern class driving his Olympia Beer. The 1/7th scale Vintage class put on quite the show all day with newcomer Beau Rarig at the helm of the Miss US 5 and Tyler McKeon driving the Miss Lapeer, battling deck to deck all day, only to have Terry McKeon beat them both in the final heat to take the top spot on the podium! Special thanks to Adam and Jim Putich for puting on a great race and providing lunch on a beautiful sunny day!
The Glen Ono Memorial Race was held on Saturday the 21st. After setting up in some awful weather, the Sun came out and so did some of the fastest Hydros in the PNW. In the 1/8th Scale Nitro class, the Father & Son Team of Adam and Jim Putich, put on quite a show all day. With Jim's Spirit of Qatar pulling off 3 end over end flips in 3 separate heats, and finishing 1st place in those three, and Adam, driving the Miss Beacon Plumming,capping of a perfect day of heat racing edging out a 1st place finish in the final over Jim. In the 1/7th Scale class, it was an all day battle between the Peters & May driven by Dave Hawley and the Olympia Beer driven by Tyler McKeon with Tyler getting the top spot on the podium in the end. Tyler also drove the Miss Lapeer in the vintage 1/7th scale class to victory lane, barely staying ahead of father Terry McKeon with the '65 Bardahl & Aaron Olson driving the Miss U.S. Special thanks to Gene Gager and Dave Ono for putting on a great race and providing a BBQ lunch for everyone!
Please get your registrations turned in to Jim Putich as soon as possible. Also, do not forget to renew your NAMBA membership for 2018. All drivers, Co-Drivers, CDs and Judges must have current NAMBA insurance.
2018 Class Addition
At the November 2017 board meeting, it was a unanimous decision to expand UNW to include 1/7th scale electric unlimiteds. These boats will run under the same rules and regulations as ESU, with the execption of the overlap rule, and striking a buoy rule. In regards to these two rules, the UNW rules will be followed. In addition, the allowed battery packs will be as follows: Maximum MAH-6500, Maximum 'C' rating-70c, in no more than an 8s-2p configuration. 8s-1P is allowed.
1/8th Scale Electrics
The Board unanimously voted to include 1/8th scale electrics in the UNW schedule. The electrics will run in much the same vein as the 1/6th scale gas boats in that if enough show up, we will run the heats. We will not be doing registrations, tracking points or have trophy plaques at this point. David Newton has agreed to be an advisor to the UNW Board regarding the class.
The electrics will adhere to all general UNW racing rules in that the boats must have a safety inspection before competing (or if they have had a collision, radio issues or run up on the beach), driver's must have current NAMBA insurance. All UNW specifications regarding scale dimensions, paint and graphics, configuration of hulls (Canard designs are not allowed in UNW competition in any class), driver's changes and entry fees must be adhered to. All racing rules such as right of way, roostertail length to make a pass, penalties, infractions and sportsmanship shall remain in place. Boats must be on a plane at the 30 second to the start mark, and shall maintain forward momentum throughout the remainder of the heat. Boats that have stalled shall be considered DNF but may, when safe, move the boat out of the lanes of competition.
Both NAMBA and RCU spec. boats may compete.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a board member for more information