Herd Racing's 2015 race schedule will feature six races scattered across the United States as well as one event in Canada, the team announced January 20. The outboard tunnel boat racing team will compete in all five of the USF1 Powerboat Tour's race events in Formula 1, as well as participate in two Powerboat Nationals events in Formula 2.
"We're happy to announce that we have secured the sponsorship to compete full time in Formula 1 in 2015, as well as run the highest profile Formula 2 events in our region," Herd Racing Pilot Dana Tomes said. "We are continuing to work to improve our equipment and engines, and look forward to a great year of racing."
The team will kick off it's 2015 slate in late May at the Maple City Grand Prix in LaPorte, Indiana, followed by the Bay City River Roar in Bay City, Michigan in late June. Both races are USF1 events. The team will compete at the Regates de Valleyfield in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada in mid July in F1 before ending July in Formula 2 at the Huntington Classic Regatta in Huntington, West Virginia.
In August, the team will venture to Seattle, Washington to compete in the USF1 Graham Trucking Seafair Cup before competing in the F2 National Championship event in mid August in Rising Sun, Indiana. The planned season will come to a close in late August at the F1 National Championship at a location that has not yet been decided.
"There may be a couple other events that we decide to run based on the timing and funding," Tomes said. "As the year progresses we'll see what races pop up and see if there is another event or two we can pick up in either class."
The team will field the #66 boats in both Formula 1 and Formula 2. The team's F1 hull is a 2007 Seebold composite hull with 2.4-liter EFI engines. Herd Racing's F2 hull is a 2004 Lamb wooden hull with 2.0-liter power.