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!
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 family and the tri-cities. Enjoy!
Don't let the rain delay get you down at the Daytona 500. (BTW hydroplane racing is a water sport and wouldn't have a delay). Join new H1 owner Darrell Strong in a drive around the racetrack at the Apex Motor Club. Darrell joins us on the broadcast for episode 60 this Tuesday! Check out the video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RoostertailTalk/videos/423125585612317
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.
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 what this could mean for boat racing. Enjoy!
Welcome to the fifty-second episode of Roostertail Talk. This is part 2 of a 3 part episode in which my co-host, Jeff Bernard, along with myself interview Hydroplane Driver/Owner/Mechanic Nate Brown. In this episode Nate focuses on his years racing Unlimiteds with the Tide, Steve Woomer, Ellstrom Manufacturing and for Kim Gregory. Enjoy!
Welcome to the fiftieth episode of "Roostertail Talk". It is hard to believe we have reached 50 episodes in such little time! For the 50th episode, I talked with a child hydro hero of mine, Steve Reynolds. We talked about his love affair of hydroplane racing as a kid from growing up in the Seattle area, his racing career, favorite moments and the introduction of the enclosed canopy in hydroplane racing. Enjoy!
Welcome to the forty-ninth episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talked with Jon Osterberg. Jon is a long time hydro fan, hydroplane historian, crew member on Dixon Smith's current restored Miss Bardahl and author. Jon recently released an updated version of his book “Dragon Days”, a book all about the 3rd Miss Bardahl hydroplane, hydroplane racing in the 1960s and what the boat went through its restoration process. In the interview I used a new computer, so my audio doesn’t come across as clear, but otherwise it was a great interview with Jon! Check out his new book: Dragon Days book on Amazon
*Photo taken by Jerry Gay.
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Missing hydroplane racing this summer? Yeah, us too! For us at Roostertail Talk it isn't quite summer without hydroplane racing. Due to the covid-19 crisis in the world most (just about all) racing has been cancelled this summer. For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, the height of summer always fell in that magical week between the Columbia Cup and Seafair. With both of those races cancelled there is a big void in the summer in the state of Washington. Join us as we share some favorite moments in Columbia Cups and Seafair Regattas in years past. I share submissions from fans, my personal favorite memories, and break down the top 5 iconic moments at each race.