August 8, 2011
It has been a tough year for hydroplane racers Kayleigh Perkins-Mallory and Brian Perkins.
The latest bout of bad luck for the North Bend residents came last weekend at Seafair on Lake Washington. Perkins-Mallory’s boat flipped during the final heat for unlimited light hydroplanes. Rescue divers quickly pulled her out without a scratch on her.
During the final heat for unlimited hydroplanes, Perkins’ boat lost its propeller, leaving him dead in the water.
April 21, 2011
Hydroplane racer and North Bend resident Kayleigh Perkins Mallory suffered a scare Thursday when her boat caught fire while making practice runs on Lake Washington.
Perkins Mallory leapt clear of her turbine-powered boat seconds before flames swept through its cockpit.
She escaped with only minor injuries, and she is ready to get back on the water. This season, the 22-year-old wants to reclaim her crown of Unlimited Light Hydroplane race circuit.
Her boat, the U-72 Foster Care/TRIAD Racing Technologies, however, has to be rebuilt, which will force her miss at least the 2011 season’s opening race in May.
August 11, 2010
UPDATED — 12:05 p.m. Aug. 12, 2010
Touching the edge
In hydroplane racing, the start is everything.
August 7, 2010
NEW — 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010
North Bend hydroplane drivers at Seafair 2010
Siblings Brian Perkins and Kayleigh Perkins are aiming for glory at Seafair on Lake Washington. The North Bend-based drivers have only been racing a few years, but have already made names for themselves.
August 3, 2010
NEW — 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 2010
Two hydroplane racers who live in North Bend are making waves.
Brother and sister Brian Perkins and Kayleigh Perkins-Malloy have only been on the hydro racing circuit a couple years, but both are already making an impact.