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1974-76 Miss U.S.

1974-76 Miss U.S.

Owner/Driver: Steven Kinney

Hometown: Ellensburg, WA

Yearly Boat Points Finishes

2023: 13552 points, 1st of 40 boats

2022: 3222 points, 20th of 43 boats

2021: 1491 points, 33rd of 55 boats

2020: Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic

Unlimited Hydroplane Info


Hull #7402

The Miss U.S. debuted along with the Lincoln Thrift as new Jones hulls in 1974, with the U.S. owned by George Simon. Tom D'Eath drove the boat through its short career, as it only campaigned three years.

In 1974, the boat raced in 5 races and had a best finish of 6th in Washington DC and Detroit, finishing 13th in national high points. 1975 brought a full campaign of 10 races, including a win in Detorit en route to a 6th place finish in points. 1976 was the most successful season, racing in 8 of the 9 races, winning in Detroit again and finishing 3rd in national high points.

1974-76 Miss U.S.

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