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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)

Nathan Joyce 

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.

The Seattle hydro racer using his boat to battle cancer


Author: KING 5 Evening (KING 5), Anne Erickson

Published: 7:30 PM PDT July 12, 2023

Updated: 8:15 AM PDT July 13, 2023


SEATTLE — When the bright orange U 440 Miss Boitano Homes hydroplane hits the water this August during Seafair, pro driver Brent Hall will climb into his cockpit, fire up his engine and speed toward a goal much greater than a checkered flag.  See the story

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