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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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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