Hydroplanes a no-go at Folsom

By From page A8 | February 12, 2014

Series expects 2015 return

SACRAMENTO — Officials of H1 Unlimited, the series that brought Unlimited Hydroplane racing back to Sacramento in 2013 after a 45 year absence, has announced that the low water level in Folsom Lake has led it to abandon plans to return this year.

In a brief statement, H1 Chairman Sam Cole, a Sacramento resident said, “It is very disappointing to have to abandon our effort to return in 2014. The response we got from fans and the Sacramento media during our return last season was very positive and we were encouraged by discussions with potential promoters and sponsors we had about racing in Sacramento again in 2014.”

According to the California Department of Water Resources, the water level at Folsom Lake is currently lower than during the winter season of 1976-77, one of the worst drought years in history.

In the race held in May 2013, Unlimited Hydroplanes reached speeds nearing 200 mph on the lake.

Cole concluded, “Again, we want to thank the Sacramento area sponsors, media and fans for the tremendous welcome back we got last season and we will continue the effort to return again in the future when conditions allow.”

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