The U-11 Peters & May team announces a new Ambassador for the 2013 H1 unlimited Season

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The U-11 Peters & May team announces Duff Mckagan as its Ambassador for the 2013 H1 unlimited Season.

Seattle resident Mckagan was a VIP guest for last year’s H1 Seafair race and has always been a major fan of the sport. After the event he remained in contact with Peters & May Chief Executive Dave Holley and the two agreed that it would be great if he could become involved with the team. Away from his passion for boating, Mckagan is better known for playing in bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded.

The U-11 will be carrying a decal for Duff’s new band “Walking Papers” and the band will be making a VIP appearance in the pits at the 2013 Seafair event prior to launching their new album.

Not only does Peters and May provide sponsorship for the U-11 team but provides boat transport for the entire H-1 series.

Holley says, "it was great to be able to spend some time with Duff at last year’s event. I could tell straight away that he was a fan of the sport. Meeting a rock star, and particularly one that you have grown up listening to, is awe inspiring and quite nerve racking but Duff made everyone feel at ease. He is as down to earth as you can get and we are really looking forward to promoting his new adventure and having him as the ambassador for our team."

Mckagan says, "I'm super honored to be involved this year. The U-11 Peters and May team have fully and rightfully embraced Seattle rock music, and have invited The Walking Papers aboard for what promises to be a fun filled season. I grew up with posters of hydroplane boats next to Aerosmith and KISS on my bedroom wall. This partnership makes perfect sense to me. This will indeed kick some ass! Go U-11. Go Peters and May. Go Walking Papers."

About Unlimited Racing Group
2013 will be Unlimited Racing Group’s third season in the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series. The Edmonds, WA based team was formed in 2011 and is owned by Scott & Shannon Raney. The team currently holds the UIM H1 Unlimited Hydroplane world record. Driver Tom Thompson is a 3 time inductee into the APBA Hall of Champions, a 7 time world champion and a 10 time national champion. He is also a holder of 7 powerboat world records.

For more information please contact:
U11 Racing Shannon Raney Shannon(at)
Duff Mckagan John Greenburg jcgreenpad(at)

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