Seattle Times - Aug. 4, 2023 at 4:25 pm Updated Aug. 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Brent Hall falls one lap short of becoming first Black driver to qualify in unlimited hydroplane
Brent Hall piloting the Boitano Homes Friday morning during the H1 Qualifying runs on Lake Washington in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Seattle Times)
Times assistant sports editor
If it weren’t for a balky gearbox, Brent Hall would already be the first Black driver to qualify to drive an unlimited hydroplane.
But after three frustrating races and a fourth qualifying session Friday for the Gold Cup on Lake Washington, he still sits a lap away from that goal.
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