Kip Brown’s rough hydroplane season continues in San Diego
September 18, 2012
After qualifying in fifth place with a speed of 152.774 mph at the San Diego Bayfair, Miss Red Dot’s rough year continued when mechanical issues forced Kip Brown’s team to forfeit the hydroplane race.
“We had engine issues all weekend,” owner John O’Brien said. “We qualified for the race in the middle of the pack, then we had one problem the first day and another the second day.”
One piece of good news for the Miss Red Dot team is Brown was a full go in San Diego after having to miss Seafair with a broken ankle that he suffered in Tri-Cities.
“He’s doing fine,” O’Brien said. “He put his brace back on during the race, but he was right where he wanted to be.”
The last and final race in the H1 Unlimited Air National Guard Series is the Oryx Cup on Jan. 10-12 in Doha, Qatar.