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2014 Spirit of Qatar

2014 Spirit of Qatar

Owner/Driver: Jim Putich

Hometown: Sedro Wooley, WA

Yearly Boat Points Finishes

2023: 3895 points, 16th of 40 boats

2022: 3719 points, 18th of 43 boats

2021: 4078 points, 17th of 55 boats

2020: Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019: 5264 points, 16th of 59 boats

2018: 3658 points, 19th of 58 boats

2017: 1225 points, 41st of 63 boats

2016: 1200 points, 33rd of 57 boats

Unlimited Hydroplane Info


Hull #1496

The Spirit of Qatar was the latest hydro from the Ellstrom Team, and made its debut in 2014 in the Tri-Cities. The boat showed promise, but flipped in its second race in Seattle when driver Kip Brown slid into a roostertail. After sitting on the sidelines for a couple of years, the boat now is run by the Strong Racing team.

2014 Spirit of Qatar

Photo courtesy of Geoffry Grembowski

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