TEAM OWNERS

SHANNON & SCOTT RANEY

Scott & Shannon Raney, long-time veterans of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, formed their own H1 Unlimited Race team in 2011.

ABOUT SCOTT "PYRO" RANEY
Scott has worked on the Mr. Pringles, the Ultra Bold & Dash, the Tide, the International News, the Budweiser, the E-Lam Plus, and two different stints with the U-8 LLumar Window Film, as well as with Schumacher Racing on the U-37 Beacon Plumbing. An accomplished 1.5 Liter hydroplane driver in his own right, Scott’s first job as an unlimited crew chief was with the U-8 in 1997. He was instrumental in constructing the new boat for Ellstrom Manufacturing in 2001. In 2002, Scott was contracted by then-owner Bill Wurster to modify the former Budweiser T-4 ‘experimental’ hull into the ‘new’ U-8 LLumar Window Film. Utilizing the data and his experience from previous boats, “Pyro” skillfully crafted a ‘new’ boat that was successful right out of the box. He also formed his own company, Performance Composites, to build and fabricate parts for the boat racing community.
With a total of seven victories under his belt as Crew Chief, including the 2006 Gold Cup, and U.I.M. World Championship, he is now setting his sights on the ultimate goal in the sport: a National Championship. And with the U-11 team, he feels that he has the tools to make those goals a reality. Scott cites former Mr. Pringles head man Dan Heye as a major influence on how he conducts business as a crew chief. “Danny was the most thorough person I have ever worked with and taught me that preparation is the key to success.” Scott was voted by his peers as crew chief of the year in 2005 and 2006.

  • SCOTT RANEY

    CREW CHEIF

  • Shannon RANEY

    TEAM MANAGER

  • JAMIE NILSEN

    DRIVER

  • KEN KNUDSEN

    DECK ENGINEER

  • KEN KNUDSEN JR

    DECK ASSISTANT

  • RANDY ROE

    PROPS

  • DAVID CORMIER

    MEDIA DIRECTOR

  • BRANDON CROUSE

    COCKPIT

  • BEN DOWELL

    SKID FIN AND REAR WING

  • PK PAUL KISER

    POWER SYSTEMS

  • TRACY BRAVOLD

    TURBINES

  • BRIAN BENKE

    DECK ASSISTANT

  • TRAVIS JOHNSON

    DECK ENGINEER

  • MIKE PARKER

    TURBINES

  • COLIN RUDNICK

    MANUFACTURING/DATA SYSTEMS

  • JACK PETERSON

    PROPS AND HULL TECH

  • FYNN PETERSON

    COCKPIT & HULLTECH

  • JOE JEROME

    TOOLS FACILITATOR

  • BRENDEN HALL

    OPERATIONS

  • JIM NILSEN

    OPERATIONS

  • REGGIE FREDERICK

    LOGISTICS