BEACON PLUMBING RETURNS TO UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE RACING
Bill Cahill, the owner of Beacon Plumbing, announced a sponsorship agreement with Kelly and Sharon Stocklin’s Bucket List Racing team of Snohomish, Washington. “I am proud to announce today that Beacon Plumbing is back in unlimited hydroplanes and we look forward to this season. We are partnering up with the legendary Dave Villwock, the winningest driver in unlimited hydroplanes and the Bucket List Racing Team, owned by Kelly and Sharon Stocklin. We are looking forward to this season and next season and doing some serious boat racing.”
Dave Villwock returns to the cockpit of Miss Beacon Plumbing. “We’re back to doing it and we’re doing it right. We have great owners in Kelly and Sharon Stocklin. Bucket List Racing has put together a very talented team that should make us competitive at the first race next month in Guntersville, Alabama. We can’t wait to get started. We’re going to win some races!”
Bill Cahill, as the owner of Beacon Plumbing in Seattle, loves to return the help and support to the Northwest community that has helped him grow into a successful business. In 2004, Beacon Plumbing began sponsoring the U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing hydroplane. With Cahill’s sponsorship, hydroplane teams have amassed 5 victories including the 2006 APBA Gold Cup and UIM World Championship. Now teamed up with Kelly and Sharon Stocklin, Bill looks forward to more success in the H1 Unlimited series.
Miss Beacon Plumbing will debut at the Southern Cup in Guntersville, Alabama on June 26 & 27. Next up, Miss Beacon Plumbing will race in Madison, Indiana for the APBA Gold Cup on July 3 & 4. Miss Beacon Plumbing will race at the Columbia Cup in Tri Cities, Washington on July 24 & 25. The last race of the season is at San Diego, California on September 18 & 19.
About Beacon Plumbing- Bill Cahill owns Beacon Plumbing in Seattle. Bill went into the plumbing business with his brother as Cahill Plumbing in 1987. In 1995, Bill started out in his own plumbing business as the owner of Beacon Plumbing in Seattle. Bill began working out of his home with five plumbing trucks. Due to good, old-fashioned hard work and a dedication to superior customer service and satisfaction, Beacon Plumbing grew and moved into its current Kent headquarters. Bill’s company today has a great team of plumbers working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, driving 45 trucks, and a large variety of industrial project equipment used to deliver superior customer service on thousands of residential and commercial plumbing projects.
About Bucket List Racing- Kelly and Sharon Stocklin teamed together in 2012 to promote a more economical alternative to current forms of unlimited racing that is more suited to entry level and start-up teams. Together with Snuskitush Enterprises, they are helping promote the idea that new owners in unlimited racing can be successful competitors. The Stocklins purchased a Lycoming T55 powered hydroplane from Go Fast Turn Left Racing in 2020 and are looking forward to racing the U-40 this summer with Dave Villwock at the wheel. Kelly has taken over Crew Chief responsibilities for Bucket List Racing’s U-440 program during the 2021 H1 Unlimited season to allow Crew Chief Taylor Evans to focus on the U-40 program.
Miss Beacon Plumbing Finishes Third At Guntersville
“It started off as a rough weekend for us,” Miss Beacon Plumbing driver Dave Villwock related. “We qualified third on Saturday and thing were looking good. That’s when things took a turn for the worse.” Three things that should never fail did just that. “The air regulator on my air mask failed. By the time we found the problem, it was too late to race in the first heat.”
On Sunday morning, Villwock made a few laps to set timing marks. During that run, the cooling line for the gearbox failed, causing eh team to miss heat number two. Prior to the start of heat three, the ignitors which light the engine failed and Miss beacon Plumbing was left at the dock.
In the final heat Miss Beacon Plumbing was required to start five seconds behind the rest of the field, all but elimination the team’s chances of winning the race. Villwock drove a steady race and ended up in third place overall.
Next up for Miss Beacon Plumbing is the APBA Gold Cup on the Ohio River in Madison, Indiana. “This race is special to all of us,” Villwock explained. “The trophy, first created by Tiffany and Company in 1904 is the oldest active trophy in motorsports. Everyone wants to win this one, so the competition will be intense.” Dave Villwock knows the trophy well. He has his name on the trophy ten times.
Beacon Plumbing’s Bill Cahill has a special feeling for this race. “We won it in 2006 on the Detroit River. I would love for us to win it this year. I know that the Miss Beacon Plumbing team will do their best!”