Meet local hydroplane driver Kip Brown at hydroplane museum’s season preview

April 17, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 17, 2014

Local hydroplane driver Kip Brown will be at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent when it hosts an H1 Unlimited hydroplane season preview April 19.

Fans of the sport will get to meet with Unlimited hydroplane officials, team crew chiefs and drivers. Brown is with Preston-based team Our Gang Racing.

By Greg Farrar Local hydroplane driver Kip Brown returns to the pits at Lake Sammamish State Park with the 5-liter class E-1 Peters & May boat after his last race of the day at Tastin’ N Racin’ in June 2012. Brown has been a national high point champ in 5-liter.

By Greg Farrar
Local hydroplane driver Kip Brown returns to the pits at Lake Sammamish State Park with the 5-liter class E-1 Peters & May boat after his last race of the day at Tastin’ N Racin’ in June 2012. Brown has been a national high point champ in 5-liter.

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Top sports stories of the year

December 31, 2013

Issaquah athletes take top state honors

It was another successful year for Issaquah community sports.

By Greg Farrar The Liberty High School girls soccer team exults with the state 3A championship trophy Nov. 23 after beating the Kamiakin Braves, 2-1, in Puyallup.

By Greg Farrar
The Liberty High School girls soccer team exults with the state 3A championship trophy Nov. 23 after beating the Kamiakin Braves, 2-1, in Puyallup.

Athletes at the three district high schools took home conference titles and state championships, while an Issaquah racing team made a splash on the water.

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Kip Brown finishes third in 2013 High Point

September 24, 2013

Preston’s Our Gang Racing, and driver Kip Brown, completed its best season ever, finishing third in the National High Point Championships.

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Kip Brown

The 95 Spirit of Qatar finished behind hydroplane circuit legends Jimmy Shane and Steve David in H1 Unlimited racing.

It caps a season in which the team had three podium finishes, including a win in the Gold Cup.