David Heye - Algona, WA

 

Regional Sales Manager for automotive parts company


First Unlimited:  Bill Wurster’s 1976 Oh Boy Oberto. With Bill Wurster through 2001 running as Oh Boy Oberto, Executone, and Llumar Window Film, including time as Crew Chief.


Joined Ellstrom team in 2002.  Works on engines and Racepak Data Acquisition System.


Hobbies:  Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, his Corvette, former drag racer.

Dan Heye - Seattle, Washington

Education – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Seattle University


Family – Wife – Diane, Children – Colin, Christen


Occupation – Manufacturing, Five Axis Industries
Hobbies – Racing, Skiing


Role on the team – Wiring and Electrical       Year Started with Ellstrom – 1997


First Unlimited and previous Unlimited teams – Bob Murphy’s U-4 (1976), Circus Circus (1979-80), U-8 Racing – Oh Boy! Oberto, Executone, Mr. Pringles, Tide (1981-1995)

Bob Ross - Ellensburg, WA

Education - Renton HS, and Green River CC


Family - son Joel and daughter Carly


Hobbies: hunting, fishing, golf, hockey, gardening


Team role: haul boat, fuel, air bottles, batteries, front rope (guide
to/from water) assistant turbine mechanic

 

Year started: 1999    Other teams: U-8 1997,98
 

Rick Swanson - Soldotna, Alaska

 

Education - Washington State University

 

Responsible for propellers; usage, time utilized and maintenance.
 

18th year involved with the Elam team. Very  close to the entire Ellstrom family for 45 years now. Travel extensively world wide during Class-1 race season assiting Erick in propeller sales and service.

 

Operate  JetHeat Alaska in winter months. Enjoy racing, flyfishing and gardening. Go Cougs!

Joern Pietzko - Emden, Germany

 

Married to Daniela, son Jeremy 5 years old

 

Works as technician for military vehicles.

 

Enjoys designing and constructing RC Hydroplanes and raceboats.

 

On the team since meeting them in 2009 in Doha.

 

Role on team - Cockpit preparation and help on any place where help is needed.

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