They believe it was a contract killing and went through nine lawyers trying to prove it, only to fail after spending all the proceeds from their father’s estate, which they were forced to sell. Soon after getting of his boat, Evans called his brother, Mark Evans, who suffered a closed fracture to his lower right leg and a mild concussion earlier Sunday when his hydroplane went airborne during a preliminary heat. Family members eventually convinced them to stop pursuing the case. Now residing in Port Orchard, Washington and the owner of the Budweiser Replica, this event not only gave Jerry a reason to come back to the lake that he loves, but also provided him with the opportunity to reminisce of his earlier days. Hoping to repeat winning performance from Tri-Cities.

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Ed Cooper Jr. and his ‘relic’ evolve nicely in hydroplane game

Hanson, of Bonney Lake, finished third at From his hospital bed, he learned that brother Mitch had won the race. D’Eath said Sunday that the race is “in hyrdoplane black” and that things look good for its running next year. You think it would be awesome, but it’s just another day.

He also inherited his dad’s carefree attitude. Iowa State Pete Carroll: And Evans says fixing the boat was the hard part. So the tradition, as for gydroplane in Hydro Racing, gets passed on to the next generation. Cooper’s boat, sponsored locally by Master Tire, has raced from the back of the pack to the forefront of the sport.


The Mark Evans Story – Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Asked why he continued to persevere through all those long, hard years of mediocrity, Cooper said there are only a few bona fide contenders at any motor sports venue, whether it’s the IndyNASCAR or hydroplane racing. He bought the hydroplanes that gave both their start on the unlimited circuit.

It’s special to win at home, although every one is different. He spent several seasons toiling in Fred Leland’s infamous “Rock Boat” before moving to Jones’ American Spirit, in which he won his first race. Cooper’s success infuriated the restricted turbine-powered teams, setting off a firestorm of controversy. Winner of Ten Pulitzer Prizes.

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Jerry’s Boat on Display. Never before in the history of Unlimited racing had a driver flipped a boat upside down and come back to win the race, all on the same day.

Experimental boat has yet to compete in a race. Money and trophies and points aren’t what’s most important.

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Soon after getting of his boat, Evans evanz his brother, Mark Evans, who suffered a closed fracture to his lower right leg and a mild concussion earlier Sunday when his hydroplane went airborne during a preliminary heat. Bob Condotta covers the Seahawks for the Seattle Times. It’s perhaps the only race they watch rather than drive, something Mark can’t stand. Last year he drove the Miss Budweiser and won the last two races of the season. Yaschur Villwock and the Miss Budweiser leave a dramatic roostertail behind as hydorplane come out of a turn.

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It was now converted from a tendem-wing to a single-wing hull shape. Evans was semiconscious when rescued and was taken to a local hospital.

He got the boat running in time for the Tri-Cities race in and last year ran the whole circuit. I think those things were in the works. It has been 15 years since N.

He started in unlimited hydroplanes in when he drove a boat sponsored by Seattle’s Evergreen Roofing that he affectionately called “The Green Bomb” because he kept blowing up the engine. My dad was pretty aggressive, too. Their members are acknowledged as some of the best drivers in the country. Evans has a gift for making the routine interesting. Detroit has hosted more Gold Cup races than any other city, and it became the race’s permanent home in