Corey Peabody won his first race as his unlimited hydroplane racing team won on its home course.
Peabody, who is from Kent, drove the U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting to a win at the Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities. Peabody is in his second year as an unlimited racer. He’s in his first year with Strong Racing, which is based in the Tri-Cities.
Peabody’s boat was the U-9 boat Andrew Tate drove to a national title in 2018.
Strong racing finished 1-2 as J. Michael Kelly drove the U-8 Miss Tri-Cities to a second-place finish. Kelly led most of the final, but damage to the rear wing allowed Peabody to win.
The U-1 Miss HomeStreet, driven by Covington’s Jimmy Shane, was third. It was the only heat Shane drove in this weekend he didn’t win.
With no Seafair this weekend due to the pandemic, the hydroplane season will end in San Diego in September.
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• Jantzen Witte was 3 for 3 with an RBI as the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Sacramento River Cats 4-0 in the opener of a doubleheader. Visiting Sacramento won the nightcap 3-2.