Bonney Lake resident will race in Seafair Cup

Bonney Lake resident J. Michael Kelly raced in the HAPO Columbia Cup Race in Tri-Cities over the weekend. Kelly is the driver of the U-1 Graham Trucking unlimited hydroplane.

Bonney Lake resident J. Michael Kelly raced in the 1A and 2A heats of the HAPO Columbia Cup this past weekend. He qualified in second place and will race in the Seafair Cup starting Friday.

Bonney Lake resident J. Michael Kelly raced in the HAPO Columbia Cup Race in Tri-Cities over the weekend.

Kelly is the driver of the U-1 Graham Trucking unlimited hydroplane.

Over the weekend, Kelly raced in the Columbia Cup 1A heat and the 2A.

He placed first in the 1A with an average speed of 149.946.

Kelly finished in fifth place in the 2A heat with an average speed of 151.441.

Overall, he qualified in second place with a speed of 161.197.

This season is Kelly’s 27th year of boat racing, according to his profile on the H1 Unlimited’s website.

Throughout his career, he has set 23 world records and currently holds six of them.

Kelly has won eight national championships among many other titles throughout his long career.

He will be racing in the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup starting on Friday, August 1.

The Seafair Cup will be held through Sunday at the Genesee Park on Lake Washington.

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