Kip Brown takes third at Diamond Cup

September 10, 2013

Driver Kip Brown, of Preston’s Our Gang Racing, placed third at the Diamond Cup Championship in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Sept. 1.

The competition represented the return of Unlimited hydroplane racing in Coeur d’Alene after the sport’s 45-year absence.

It is the second-straight third-place finish for Brown who, driving the 95 Spirit of Qatar, finished third at Seafair in early August.

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Penalty costs Kip Brown in Columbia Cup

July 30, 2013

Nearly two weeks after Preston-based team Our Gang Racing celebrated Kip Brown and the 95 Spirit of Qatar’s Gold Cup win, the team was back in the state competing in the Columbia Cup.

The team could not duplicate the success it had in Detroit, though. It placed seventh in the final heat of the Unlimited hydroplane competition held in Tri-Cities.

Brown, the driver, was plagued by a one-lap penalty he received after he prematurely crossed the one-minute buoy.

The team will next compete for the Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair in Seattle Aug. 2-4.