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A show dedicated for preserving the history, breaking down the racing and looking to the future of the incredible sport of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. My name is David Newton, and I will be bringing you a weekly show in which we will discuss the boats, drivers, owners, crew members, legends, fans and anything that is involved with the sport that I love; hydroplane racing.
 
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Welcome to episode 102! In the conclusion of my interview with Billy, Jane Schumacher joins the podcast. Jane reflects on what hydroplane racing meant to her while growing up in the PNW. I talk with both Jane and Billy about how they met and became owners of an unlimited hydroplane racing team. They both reflect on their favorite and not so favorit…
 
Welcome to episode 101! In the part 2 of a 3 part interview we focus on the early years of Billy's racing career. We dive into his driving career post Miss Bardahl days. Billy discusses his time racing the Parco O-Ring Miss, Pay'n'Pak, tunnel boats and for Leslie Rosenburg. Look for part 3 of the Schumachers interview to begin streaming on October …
 
Welcome to episode 100! To celebrate 100 episodes Billy and Jane Schumacher joins the podcast. In the first part of a 3 part interview we focus on the early years of Billy's racing career. We chat about growing up in Seattle, driving outboards and early years driving for various Unlimited teams to his years racing for Ole Bardahl. Look for part 2 o…
 
Welcome to episode 99! Lets take a look and revisit the last race of the 2022 H1 Unlimited Racing Series which was held on Mission Bay in beautiful San Diego, Ca. In this episode we talk about the highlights of the race, some milestones and examine some of the possibilities for next year. This episode is shorter than most of our episodes, but look …
 
Welcome to episode 98! In the conclusion of my 3 part interview with Bill Osborne we continue our conversation about some of the more notable personalities he has met in his 50+ years around hydroplanes. Bill also talks about his book, which is available to purchase. Bill is the author of the book "Fifty 5 Years, A Personal History Of Unlimited Hyd…
 
Welcome to episode 97! In part 2 of a 3 part interview I talk with hydroplane photographer Bill Osborne. Bill has been a long time fan and photographer of hydroplane racing. In this episode we talk about some favorite and not so favorite spots to shoot hydroplanes. Bill also shares some personal accounts with some notable people around the sport of…
 
Welcome to episode 96! In part 1 of a 3 part interview I talk with hydroplane photographer Bill Osborne. Bill has been a long time fan and photographer of hydroplane racing. In this episode we talk about where his love of the sport originated from, favorite teams and photos he has taken over the years. Bill has many interesting stories from the spo…
 
Welcome to episode 95! Join us as we once again step back into the time machine to travel back to 1984 for the Miller High Life Thunderboat Regatta. Hear from legendary hydroplane broadcasters Jim Hendrix and Don Poier as they give play by play and reactions to the final heat held on Mission Bay in beautiful San Diego California. Enjoy reliving thi…
 
Welcome to episode 94. Missing the racing on the water? We are too here at Roostertail Talk, so we fired up the time machine once again to revisit the KKMI 96.5 FM radio broadcast of the final heat of the 1984 Seafair 711 Freedom Cup. Listen to legendary hydroplane announcer Pat O'Day and crew give play by play of the top 6 boats from Seafair in 19…
 
Welcome to episode 93! The H1 Unlimited tour has completed 4 of the 5 races for this season and in this episode we dive into the highlights and not so highlights of the Columbia Cup and Homestreet Bank Cup (Seafair). We break down the action, revisit some favorite parts and even talk to racing fans to get their reactions. I talked with H1 fans Ray …
 
Welcome to episode 92! In part 2 of my interview with Corey Peabody we recall his first victory in an unlimited hydroplane. He explains what it means to him to be a Gold Cup Champion, to then have a devastating blow over the next week in Madison, Indiana. Enjoy! Photo by Chris Denslow of Digital Roostertails Support the show…
 
Welcome to episode 91! In the first of a 2 part interview I chat with Gold Cup Champion Corey Peabody. Corey talks about his long friendship with J. Michael Kelly, early days of racing boats, getting his shot in H1 for Graham Trucking and of all things karaoke. Look for part 2 to drop next week, August 2nd at 5AM PST. Enjoy! Photo by Chris Denslow …
 
Welcome to episode 90! Fifty-six years ago the inaugural unlimited hydroplane Atomic Cup was held in Tri-Cities, Wa. With a week and a half to the 2022 Columbia Cup we look back to the first race held on the Columbia River through the voices of Jim Latimer and Mick Shutt. Straight out of High School Jim and Mick worked as radio correspondents to th…
 
Welcome to Episode 89! In our latest episode we recap the first two races of the season, update what we know to expect for the Columbia Cup and Seafair and talk about how our Deck2Deck fantasy team is doing... enjoy! Photo by Digital Roostertails Support the show
 
Welcome to episode 88! Join us as we revisit a classic radio broadcast of the 1995 Hydrofest from Lake Lewisville near Dallas Texas. Hear from broadcasters Jim Hendrix and Dick Crippen as they give play by play to the hydro heroes of yesteryear. Enjoy reliving this classic hydroplane race once again through their radio broadcast. Support the show…
 
Welcome to episode 87 of Roostertail Talk. In today's episode we preview the Gold Cup which will be held in Guntersville Alabama this year. Listen in as we make predications and share our Deck2Deck fantasy picks. Who will win the Gold Cup this year? Enjoy! Deck2Deck Hydroplane Fantasy League Roostertail Talk Podcast Fantasy League (Within Deck2Deck…
 
Welcome to episode 86 of Roostertail Talk. The creator of Deck2Deck joins the podcast to chat about hydros, hydroplane fandom and to explore his hydroplane fantasy league, Deck2Deck. Make sure to join the fun this summer and become a member of Deck2Deck by checking out the links below: Deck2Deck Hydroplane Fantasy League Roostertail Talk Podcast Fa…
 
Welcome to episode 85! Join us as we once again step back into the time machine to travel back to 1984 for the Thunderboat World Championship. Hear from legendary hydroplane broadcasters Jim Hendrix and Steve Montgomery as they give play by play and reactions to the new world champion in hydroplane racing. Enjoy reliving this classic hydroplane rac…
 
Welcome to episode 84 of Roostertail Talk. Long time hydroplane fan, crew member of the U-12 Graham Trucking Race Team and Vancouver Race Director Nelson Holmberg joins the broadcast to chat about the recent H1 exhibition held in Vancouver, Wa. How did the exhibition go? How did it come about? What is the future for H1 Unlimiteds in Vancouver? Find…
 
Welcome to episode 83 of Roostertail Talk. After a long off season, Roostertail Talk is back to explore what there is to look forward to in the 2022 H1 racing season. I talked with some fans, explored the schedule and talk briefly about some upcoming highlights. Enjoy! Support the showDavid Newton
 
Welcome to episode 82 of Roostertail Talk. Once again I will take you on a journey back in time to revisit an old radio broadcast of the 1983 Miller High Life Thunderboat Regatta, from Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. Thank you to Jon Osterberg (author of Dragon Days) for donating the audio. Enjoy! Support the show…
 
Welcome to episode eighty one of Roostertail Talk! This weekend marks the last race of the 2021 H1 Unlimited season. Listen in on a quick preview of what to expect and my prediction for the conclusion of racing for the year. Enjoy! Support the show
 
Welcome to episode eighty of Roostertail Talk. Shortly after the Columbia Cup I talked with 2 brothers that do a lot of behind the scene work for H1, Jared and Tait Meyer. These brothers have worked very hard at brining us a bigger and better streaming service for H1. We ended up talking close to 2 hours, so once again I am splitting the interview …
 
Welcome to episode seventy-nine of Roostertail Talk. Shortly after the Columbia Cup I talked with 2 brothers that do a lot of behind the scene work for H1, Jared and Tait Meyer. These brothers have worked very hard at bringing us a bigger and better streaming service for H1. We ended up talking close to 2 hours, so once again I am splitting the int…
 
Welcome to episode seventy-eight of Roostertail Talk. Shortly after the Columbia Cup I talked with 2 brothers that do a lot of behind the scene work for H1, Jared and Tait Meyer. These brothers have worked very hard at brining us a bigger and better streaming service for H1. We ended up talking close to 2 hours, so once again I am splitting the int…
 
Welcome to episode seventy seven of Roostertail Talk. Hydro fans rejoiced this year that there was racing again on the Columbia River after last year's covid cancellation. That is due to the huge push by the Water Follies organization as well as their Event Director, Kathy Powell. I talk with Kathy about what it meant to have racing in the Tri agai…
 
Welcome to part 3 of episode 76. This marks the 2nd year in a row without a Seafair hydroplane race in Seattle. At the podcast we dug through the archives and found complete audio footage of the 1975 Seafair Regatta. In part 3 listen to the final heat coverage as well as a recap of the day's racing. Along the way you might hear a familiar voice or …
 
Welcome to part 2 of episode 76. This marks the 2nd year in a row without a Seafair hydroplane race in Seattle. At the podcast we dug through the archives and found complete audio footage of the 1975 Seafair Regatta. In part 2 listen to heats 2A and 2B as well as a recap of the day's racing and a preview of the final heat. Along the way you might h…
 
Welcome to part 1 of episode 76. This marks the 2nd year in a row without a Seafair hydroplane race in Seattle. At the podcast we dug through the archives and found complete audio footage of the 1975 Seafair Regatta. In part 1 listen to the pre-race show along with heats 1A and 1B. Along the way you might hear a familiar voice or two from hydroplan…
 
Welcome to the seventy-fifth episode of Roostertail Talk! Last week we enjoyed a great Columbia Cup full of deck to deck racing. This episode recaps that very racing along with some additional interviews with some die hard fans. I talked with super fans; Kirk Jacobsen, David Ramierz, Jay Leckrone and Denis Garl. They shared their love of the sport …
 
Welcome to the seventy-fourth episode of "Roostertail Talk". Without hydroplanes racing on Lake Washington for the Homestreet Cup (Seafair Regatta) and Blue Angels in the sky for the 2nd year in a row, Seattle seems a little quiet this summer. For this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Eric Corning, President and CEO of Seafair. We talked…
 
Welcome to the seventy-third episode of "Roostertail Talk". The next stop on the H1 tour is the Columbia Cup, held in Tri-Cities, Wa. For this episode we preview what this weekend's race could bring as well as make some bold predictions on the race. Enjoy! Support the showDavid Newton
 
Welcome to the seventy-second episode of "Roostertail Talk". We had an off weekend with H1 so if you are like me, you want to hear some racing! For this episode we are going to revisit a classic H1 (or URC back then) race, the 1995 Budweiser Indiana Governor's Cup. Crank you speakers and travel back to 1995 with us! Support the show…
 
Welcome to the seventy-first episode of Roostertail Talk. The 4th of July weekend has come and gone and that means another Madison Regatta is in the books. This past weekend's race was also the Gold Cup, the most prestigious trophy in H1 racing. In this episode I recap the racing that occurred for the Gold, enjoy! *Photo by Digital Roostertails Sup…
 
Welcome to the seventieth episode of Roostertail Talk. H1 has put it's first race in the books and completed the Southern Cup. We look at the racing last weekend in Guntersville and break down our top 5 takeaways from the Southern Cup. We also look forward to this weekend's Gold Cup race in Madison, In and give our 5 wonderings about what could tak…
 
Welcome to episode sixty-nine of Roostertail Talk. This weekend marks the return of H1 racing after almost a 2 year absence. Roostertail Talk breaks down the competition with a full preview of this weekend's Southern Cup along with race predictions. After you listen, let us know if you agree or if you think someone else will win the 2021 Southern C…
 
Welcome to episode sixty-eight of Roostertail Talk. With less than 2 weeks until the first race of the season Roostertail Talk wanted to do a little history of H1 racing in Guntersville, Alabama. We talk briefly about previous races, race winners and even have a couple audio clips to share along the way. Enjoy! *Link to Episode 38: Interview with K…
 
Welcome to episode sixty-seven of Roostertail Talk. The H1 season is coming up quickly and today we talked with Kelly Stocklin, owner of the Bucket List Racing team. Kelly updates us on his team as well as shares some pretty exciting news about his new sponsor. Enjoy! *Photo by Digital Roostertails Support the show…
 
Welcome to episode sixty-six of Roostertail Talk. In today's episode we listen to side B of the audio cassette tape "Pursuit of the Golden Chalice". This was a great history piece for unlimited hydroplane racing produced in the mid 1980s and narrated by Mike Fitzsimmons. Side B of the cassette tape takes us the 1967 Gold Cup up until the 1983 seaso…
 
Welcome to episode sixty-five of Roostertail Talk. In today's episode we listen to side 1 of the audio cassette tape "Pursuit of the Golden Chalice". This was a great history piece for unlimited hydroplane racing produced in the mid 1980s and narrated by Mike Fitzsimmons. Side 1 of the cassette tape takes us through the Gold Cup post WWII up until …
 
Welcome to the sixty-third episode of "Roostertail Talk". Scott Raney joins our podcast in a 2 part episode. In part 2 Scott and I play the name game, discuss updates with the U-11 team, their move to Cle Elum and preparations for the 2021 H1 season. Enjoy! Photo by Digital Roostertails Support the show…
 
Welcome to the sixty-third episode of "Roostertail Talk". Scott Raney joins our podcast in a 2 part episode. Scott is a long time crew member, crew chief that has worked for such teams as; Mr. Pringles, Tide, Llumar Window Films, Ellstrom among others. In part 1 we talk though his love of the sport, some favorite memories, some big names, his histo…
 
Welcome to the sixty-second episode of "Roostertail Talk". For this episode, I felt like going back in time and taking a break from interviews. Most of us are missing racing and I want to relive a classic hydroplane race. Digging around the Roostertail Talk archives I pulled an audio recording of the 1995 Thunder on the Ohio H1 Unlimited race. Cran…
 
Welcome to the sixty first episode of "Roostertail Talk". In part 2 I conclude my interview with Darrell Strong. Darrell goes further into his decision to hire both Corey Peabody and J. Michael Kelly as his drivers, goals for the year and updates with his brand new teams! Have fun listeners! Support the show…
 
Welcome to the sixtieth episode of "Roostertail Talk". For the sixtieth episode I interviewed new H1 owner Darrell Strong. Darrell has made some big time moves in the offseason with purchasing the Jones and Ellstrom racing teams. We talk about his acquisitions but we also get to know Darrell a bit more, what hydroplane racing means to him, his fami…
 
Welcome to the fifty-ninth episode of "Roostertail Talk". In this episode I remember a great fan and person that the hydroplane community lost last week, Harry Gatjens. Join me as I reminisce about Harry, his passion for the sport of hydroplanes and how great a guy he was. Support the showDavid Newton
 
Welcome to the fifty-eighth episode of "Roostertail Talk". I sit down and talk with David Williams, the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. In the final installment of his interview, we talk about the upcoming auction for the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, updates on the Museum, a bit of history on the annual Mahogany and Mer…
 
Welcome to the fifty-seventh episode of "Roostertail Talk". I sit down and talk with David Williams, the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. In part 2 of his interview, we talk about his background in hydroplane racing, his first days volunteering at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum as well as the different restorations that…
 
Welcome to the fifty-sixth episode of "Roostertail Talk". I sit down and talk with David Williams, the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. In part 1 of his interview, we discuss his favorite hydroplane heroes, Mira Slovak, how he became an author, his plans for upcoming book projects as well as an update on the Mira Slovak mov…
 
Welcome to the fifty-fifth episode of "Roostertail Talk". On September 25, 2020, Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso announced a whole new form of powerboat racing; the UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series. Starting in 2022 this new racing series will be using all electric powered boats. Listen in for more details on this new series, and commentary on …
 
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