FaceBook 512x5121312294745 Twitter 128x1281312295101 youtube  icon-smugmug1


Home
Bianca Bononcini Q&A  Email

One of the big story lines for the 2011 H1 Unlimited season has been the Bianca Bononcini. She is hoping to become only the 2nd female driver in modern history to compete in an Unlimited hydroplane race. Bianca, 24 years old, comes from a boat racing family in Sammamish, WA., and has had success in the limited ranks. She won the Lighter Than Light series title in 2008 and 2009, and 3 race wins in her 1 litre hydroplane in 2009. She continued her success in the 1 litre class last season with more race victories.

In 2011, she was selected to be the first driver for Ted Porter's New Driver Development Program. The goal is to become a certified driver in the Unlimited class. Her mentor in the U-57 Formulaboats.com is veteran driver Mark Evans. Like her teacher, Bianca always has a smile on her face and is a great addition to the H1 pits.

 biancasmileBianca Bononcini is all smiles after her first ever ride in an Unlimited on the Detroit River in July.


HN.... You are four races into the 2011 season and the pilot "Racing New Driver Development Program". From your perspective as a new Unlimited driver, has it been all you thought it would be and why?

Bianca.... It has been beyond what I could have imagined. I was really intimidated going into Madison, not knowing how I was going to be treated or received. Everyone- fans, drivers, owners, officials, have all been so supportive and encouraging. I was pretty overwhelmed in Madison because although I have been to many unlimited races it was my firsttime with a team and I did not really know what to expect. My whole team (5, 7,& 57) is so amazing, it is a real blessing to be in the situation I am in with this group of people.

 

HN.... Take us through the events of how you landed in this new program Ted Porter put together.

Bianca.... I owe everything to Jeff Bernard, who is a good friend of mine, when he found out Ted was trying to put something together such as the NDDP he called me and we talked about my aspirations and goals in terms of racing and he really helped get my name into Ted’s ear. Then I put together a resume and sent it to Ted, with lists of my accomplishments, my interest in the opportunity and what I thought I could bring to the team. A few days later I got a call from Ted and the rest is history!

HN.... We all know Mark Evans is your mentor and a big influence on driving in the Unlimited class. Who else has helped you in your efforts to become a qualified driver and why?

Bianca.... Obviously Ted Porter, for giving me the opportunity and giving so many people the opportunity that he does. I really value and look up to Jeff Bernard and Kip Brown, both are great guys with good heads on their shoulders, AMAZING drivers, and so I take any piece of advice they have to heart. It has been also really beneficial to have scott on the team this year, since he is a rookie he has never been out on these courses either so especially on tricky courses such as Detroit, it is nice to hear first hand from someone who just went out there for the first time as well, and get his input! My dad, who although never drove unlimiteds, drove hydroplanes for a good amount of time and he helps me and encourages me a ton too. Plus my whole team in general, just with every aspect of this new position they have been so great and supportive! It would be really hard to stay motivated and eye on the prize all the time if I did not have such a great group backing me and there for me through all the good bad and the ugly! : )

biancadetBianca takes the 57 through the Roostertail turn in Detroit. James Crisp photo.HN.... What has been the one single thing, while driving the big boats, that you didn't expect prior to stepping into the cockpit of the U-57?

Bianca.... I was surprised how much you can really feel the weight of the boat through the turns. Everyone warned me about it but it’s not so much going into the turn but coming out of the turn I have to really use force to bring her back!

HN.... You've driven on 3 of the 4 courses now, except for Madison. Tell us a little about each and what you've experienced while driving on them.

Bianca.... Detroit was tough, those long straight-a-ways and tiny roostertail turn are really intimidating, but its actually a fun course, however, I can imagine with 5 other boats out there, that turn gets less and less fun! Tri-Cities was a great course, it gets really choppy at the entrance of turn one and that was hard to decipher from the shore and so you do not realize it until you are out there. Seattle was my favorite course, It was the roughest of the three I have been on, but I guess the nostalgia of it being seafair made it my favorite.

HN.... How soon after you become certified and can compete in heat racing will this happen?

Bianca.... A driver needs 10 laps over 130, 5 laps at any speed, and then you have to run two heats starting on the outside and back. The season is coming to an end soon so let’s hope we can get this all knocked out!

HN.... Mark Evans. Is he full of life and always smiling as he appears to the fans on the shoreline? Tell us about your relationship with him as the teacher and you as the student.

Bianca.... Mark is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have known him most my life casually in passing and through my father, but to get to work with him on this level all the time has been great. He always cheers me up and is my biggest supporter and encourager. He pushes me to do better all the time and he works so hard at all of this. We have a really great, strong, and fun relationship. He is someone who I truly admire and aspire to be more like. We have so much fun, he is a kick in the pants and he has some of the most outrageous stories I have ever heard. I love you, Mark!

HN.... Does the team have plans on getting you more seat time in San Diego? Will the salt water and adding the air

scoop over the cockpit have any affect on the boat ride?biancasea1Bianca focused on Lake Washington in Seattle prior to getting more time in the seat of the 57. Chris Denslow photo.

Bianca.... Yes, the plan is to get me some more seat time in San Diego. I have really enjoyed getting the opportunity to get time at all these different courses throughout this season. I am getting more and more comfortable with the boat and what not but it is a big machine and so it is always a crazy ride in my mind : ). CRAZY FUN, of course!

HN.... You drive and have driven in other classes, who do you see as potential candidates for this program?

Bianca.... It is hard to say, you know my main exposure is out here in Region 10 and there are SO many fantastic drivers all over the country in the other regions. On top of that, not that it necessarily needs to be another female but there are a lot more female inboard drivers out there than get credit. They are all fantastic ladies and phenomenal drivers! There are a lot of really great young guys out in region 10 too that I would love to see have an opportunity like this. I would be happy for anyone that wants to and gets the opportunity to advance in their racing career.

HN.... It looks like it takes a lot of strength to drive one of these things. How do you prepare yourself physically before each race weekend and even in the off season?

Bianca.... I went to the gym a lot, lots of endurance building exercises and weights. I also did Bikram yoga, which is 26 yoga postures in a 105+ degree room for 90 minutes. I know no one believes me but that is where most of my strength came from! These boats are heavy! They are just as tough getting them out of the turn as they are going in!

HN..... The song they play when you go out on the course is Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil". Why this song and do they play it loud enough for you to hear while in the cockpit? Kip Brown complains he can't hear his selection while driving! LOL

Bianca.... I love Van Halen, I have been to two Van Halen shows, even though I was not born until 1986, so I saw the watered down version of both Van Haggar and Van Halen. But I love the song and the title seemed fitting. As for not hearing it, that Kip Brown, must he ALWAYS be complaining about SOMETHING? There is just no pleasing that guy, I tell ya!

Share/Save/Bookmark
 

Latest News


Powered by Joomla!. Designed by: best business host domains/certificates reseller  Valid XHTML and CSS.

erythromycin ointment rx zovirax drug monograph tetracycline cause headaches doxycycline monohydrate tablets lasix generic name erythromycin dosage 250 mg order viagra mexico bactrim cause flushing propecia 1mg thailand lexapro users reviews metformin exhausted 50 mg clomid iui diflucan 150 mg dosaggio zovirax online shopping viagra plus alcohol lipitor viagra pfizer buspar elimination lexapro 5 mg breastfeeding 600 mg of zoloft kamagra 50mg uk tadalafil 20mg cialis cialis online berlin buy lasix quick buspar 3 weeks azerbaijan buying viagra cialis plus periactin 2mg sideffects metformin 1000 mg xr generisk cialis 10 mg xenical price australia erythromycin cause tiredness erythromycin tablet uses buspar and depakote viagra prescription wales viagra 100 usa 150mg wellbutrin erythromycin antibiotic uses propecia 5mg generic zoloft from india nexium 40 mg dejstvo lisinopril diuretic 25mg wellbutrin sinusitis discount viagra rx buspar class drug actavis propranolol tablets cheep cialis 5mg augmentin 125 mg 5 ml cialis 20mg nebenwirkungen lisinopril plus norvasc nexium causes gerd erythromycin 500 mg nebenwirkungen lexapro gone generic consuming lasix tablet georgetown university viagra viagra sale pfizer augmentin compresse 500 mg zoloft 250 mg dosage houston craiglisy cialis potent 20mg levitra buspar ativan wellbutrin dosage cost pfizer coupons viagra cialis 800 mg testimonial halving 20mg cialis lasix 12.5 no prescription strattera 40 mg kaufen 30mg liquid cialis streptococcus anginosus augmentin bio viagra kaufen propecia get generic viagra lowest prednisone jack russell cytotec en tabletas walmart discount levitra priligy de 60 mg zoloft goes generic viagra pfizer counterfeit nausea stopping lexapro celebrex plus tylenol xenical shopping online comprare xenical online doxycycline suspension recipe glucophage 850 mg zayiflama zithromax tablets 500mg when cialis generic mixing 500mg zithromax 5mg cialis pricing glucophage tabletas 850 mg costco pharmacy propecia doxycycline heartworm 100mg buspar testimonials pakistani clomid tablet nexium 40 mg comprar nexium cost comparisons metformin 500 mg adalah lexapro 10 mg weight deutschland viagra generic phenergan otc australia cialis capusal erythromycin 500 mg pills nexium 80 mg bid 50 mg clomid enough viagra sildenafil canada erythromycin 250 mg valtrex mg dosage cutting 5mg cialis cramps using clomid prednisone 10mg generic buspar vs topamax viagra orphan drug metformin untuk hamil calli pills viagra diflucan pill thrush rx review lexapro lexapro copay discount cialis per pill nexium is dangerous zithromax 750 mg generic zithromax chlamydia erythromycin tablets action viagra pfizer costo levitra coupon canada viagra marxismo pills wc viagra cytotec uso real buspar euphoria increase lexapro 10mg erythromycin sinus infections bactrim antibiotic price bactrim causing nausea buy zoloft medication manila pharmacy cialis qualitest prednisone 20mg viagra price ahmedabad cialis su generico viagra online discreetly generic lexapro antidepressants bosley propecia price prednisone 5052 pill doxycycline versus ciprofloxacin erythromycin dosage australia nexium user reviews dangerous lethal lisinopril augmentin in usa augmentin antibiotico 125 mg tetracycline 500 mg recall prices viagra levitra female viagra 50 mg black cialis sukhumvit viagra prices canada tetracycline hcl uses cheap celebrex 200mg chronic cialis usage 120 mg of prednisone wholesale herbal viagra nervous starting clomid nexium coupon discounts price for viagra generic levitra forums amoxil suspension 125 nolvadex wo kaufen goedkope viagra pillen cialis 5mg online cytotec one pill augmentin generico mylan diflucan medicine generic buy brand valtrex wellbutrin discontinuing use cipla viagra canada lasix intramuscular propecia vellus hair herxin on zithromax comprar viagra manaus viagra sell online tetracycline 250 mg capsule versandapotheke levitra 20mg amoxil capsules used discount levitra 20 mg lexapro cost target pfizer viagra coupons cushings and prednisone pill house viagra 60 cialis soft tabs cialis 2 5mg lilly cialis cheapist strattera 80 mg pris cytotec uso 2 semanas buspar worked great viagra prescription cheapest cialis pills 20mg lexapro causes anemia spiting cialis 10mg prospect augmentin 625 mg women viagra pill cialis flushing relief levitra rx information streptococcus pneumoniae erythromycin phenergan pill identifier ordonnance cialis 5mg 5 mg lexapro celexa levitra canada zamowienie buspar kidney function viagra canada pfizer levitra vardenafil drug lisinopril cause pancreatitis generic synthroid safe buy zovirax cream generic valtrex usa cheap viagra 150mgs viagra canada laws 50 vs 100mg viagra lasix tablet 40mg generic levitra orodispersible prednisone uses prostate discount viagra super zithromax oral online zovirax price ireland cluster headaches prednisone wellbutrin identification pill viagra 25 mg price abusing lexapro viagra blue pill bisoprolol plus viagra viagra canadian pharmacies caremark nexium 40 mg cialis canadian health get viagra vancouver cost of celebrex clomid 50mg cyst propecia prescription online use 2 pills cialis generic toronto viagra lisinopril almus kamagra australia 5mg doxycycline 150 mg used kamagra 100 mg paypal clomid success canada valtrex sinus infection nitroglycerine plus viagra bactrim oral suspension pfizer viagra discovery viagra cialis india lisinopril overdose 40mg glucophage 85o mg prednisone 60 mg 5 days glucophage 1000 mg nebenwirkungen viagra canada law diflucan 200 mg costo lisinopril 20 mg effects buy diflucan express dapoxetine generic names cheap levitra paypal nexium for sale cheap viagra poland viagra prescription costs cialis 20 mg alcool viagra causes impotence viagra without prescription cialis ip 20 mg cialis 20 mg. india rash from buspar metformin manufacturer canada viagra bangladesh price celebrex cause seizures viagra 100 mgs cost vegetal viagra stores prednisone with virus cialis de 2.5 mg clomid 250 mg erythromycin price uk lisinopril face muscle china buy cialis propecia safe india cheapest cost nexium prednisone cause bleeding levitra uso diario xenical price europe aerius and zoloft levitra orange pill chip 40 mg cialis cytomel versus synthroid generic chinese cialis propranolol presentacion tabletas xenical deutschland kaufen generic valtrex wikipedia prednisone use icd 9 clomid drug insert synthroid muscle pain is cialis dangerous generic viagra international dick pills viagra cialis 20 mg experience prednisone causing toothache senior discount viagra warning generic viagra 200 mgs zoloft nexium 40 mg germany lisinopril versus enalapril enterococcus species bactrim diflucan 50mg capsule lisinopril 20 mg w 941 crushed viagra cum buspar 20 mg day clomid market price zithromax 1 gram cost metformin infertility use husband buying viagra cialis blindness cause pfizer viagra brand strattera causes mania viagra tablets manufacturers viagra 100mg comprar viagra online 24 hours cialis online italy tabsfast viagra usada prednisone prednisone for sinuses buspar anxiety mayo generic valtrex buy valtrex buy uk zithromax injection 500mg kamagra 100mg bestellen tadacip 20 mg tadalafil hydrochlorothiazide pill color viagra lacoste zoloft drug testing synthroid in australia legitamate online cialis buy doxycycline walmart augmentin drug test viagra prices drop zoloft pill identifier doxycycline hyc generic cialis retail prices viagra user experiences cialis free 30 pills metformin and price anyone 40mg cialis buy vibramycin doxycycline will celebrex generic prednisone 20 mg sciatica buspar depression levitra continuous erection cost cialis 30 day priligy usa approval generic viagra business generic cialis sweden carvedilol versus lisinopril viagra uso indiscriminado viagra ranbaxy india viagra anno uscita synthroid causing diarrhea prescription cialis usa viagra pro discount doxycycline 100 mg 50 tabs cytotec fast delivery wellbutrin tablets pioglitazone metformin rxlist kamagra frei kaufen taking 3 80 mg strattera use viagra women propranolol causing impotence buying sublingual levitra prednisone tablet 5442 synthroid .075 mg zoloft mg amounts generic viagra 24 viagra online inghilterra prednisone herpes virus online kamagra london zithromax monographie canada synthroid pill chart metformin plus pioglitazone buying nolvadex thailand costo carburante cipro cialis superactive india tense muscles lexapro american generic viagra 15 mg levitra diflucan 200 mg ev augmentin sulfa drugs viagra jet 100mg doxycycline tablet description cycle 2 sous clomid zoloft mg doses 10 or 20 mg lexapro cialis coupon 10 mg historic price viagra buying indian viagra spain viagra pharmacy propecia 5 vs 1mg cialis aus ungarn cialis from canada generic viagra studies viagra 100 costi strattera exhaustion viagra femminile menopausa canada viagra order viagra 25 mg fiyati metformin with lantus doxycycline nausea remedy cheap wholesale viagra cipro 250 mg buy oral zithromax price tablets like xenical wellbutrin dosage 200 mg levitra 20 mg review viagra 100 mg torrino metformin tablet price generic kamagra australia cialis price pattaya overnight viagra pills zovirax de 400 mg viagra purchase italy synthroid cause hyperthyroidism xenical slmming pill propranolol hydrochloride 40mg viagra india cijena clomid price malaysia 20mg lexapro depression famous desi viagra sinusitis and zithromax 20mg cialis experience zovirax lippenherpescreme kaufen remedio nexium generico diflucan uk buy buspar discussion boards buspar benzodiazepine withdrawal generique levitra 20 discount cialis prices nyc nexium drug monograph wellbutrin sales edmonton generic levitra amoxil chewable tablets uk propecia tablets order levitra uk viagra .55 per pill online levitra reviews cialis prescription information zoloft facial blushing comprar levitra 10 mg zovirax tablets treatment prezzo pillole cialis kamagra pillen viagra 200mg kaufen wellbutrin prescription help online black cialis phenergan 250mg capsules phenergan syrup use occasional prednisone use nioxin propecia together propecia 5mg prices buy propecia minoxidil prednisone tablets wiki valtrex leukopenia us viagra pharmacy caremark cialis price glucophage uses usps delivered viagra bactrim allergy lupus lisinopril 5 mg 2013 preferent doxycycline 50 mg dosage viagra pills europe buy lisinopril cheap augmentin 875 mg generic lisinopril alternative uses viagra shoppers canada buying levitra jakarta generic wellbutrin gluten lisinopril drug use celebrex pricing us taking 2 20mg levitra propecia uk boots nuspojave viagra cipro vs generic bactrim infusione zoloft other uses usos del celebrex cipro and lupus pfizer viagra image nexium vergeten xenical 120 mg ca genuine viagra cheapest viagra vscialus strattera drug treatment valium zoloft together viagra consultation online wellbutrin remeron together buspar and risperidone levitra mail order price viagra dubai diflucan 200 mg yeast buspar buspar using levitra acquista levitra 5 mg viagra alternatives cheap lisinopril plus viagra periactin pediatric use cheap kamagra viagra bactrim cause candida prozac topamax together buy clomid liquid medication hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg lexapro 5 mg anxiety doxycycline and sinusitis prednisone steroid drug buspar chistes kamagra gel usa citalopram mylan 10 mg viagra black pussy lexapro lamictal together uk viagra cheapest ajanta generic cialis canadian medical viagra cialis 5mg tetimonials lisinopril fetus cheap viagra email doxycycline 50 mg chlamydia buy viagra paraguay synthroid crushable prednisone ordering cialis 5mg 30 day lasix albumin infusion viagra filmtabletten 100mg viagra 100 vs 20mg lisinopril 05mg levitra generic cina buspar luvox risperdal propranolol clorhidrato tableta lupin generic zoloft uk viagra aberdeen ordering xenical levitra online erfahrungen lisinopril manufacturers 40 mg levitra cost singapore cialis buy 5mg viagra european pharmacy white viagra 100mg viagra pill doses viagra generico 100 buspar withdrawal effects 100 milligram pfizer viagra propranolol 20 mg tablets levitra mg 5 lexapro 20 mg results cheap cialis pill buspar swelling cost doxycycline intravenous follicule sous clomid costanza cipro celebrex 200 mg dosis viagra generico levitra buy viagra liverpool bactrim lupus erythematosus celebrex 50mg capsules least costly viagra buspar risperdal viagra quick tabs strattera 60 mg overdose strattera cap 25mg order doxycycline usa zoloft 50mg cena nexium purchase online bactrim proteus viagra kaufen niederlande forum propranolol 40 mg viagra by rx levitra 10 mg foro erythromycin hot flush buspar available generic propecia paypal uk propranolol 20 mg price viagra 50 mg viagra flomax together augmentin bid 875 mg glukofen metformin hcl use of viagra 50 nolvadex blue pill kamagra yan konus lexapro generic medication cialis viagra discount zoloft sugar pill xenical users forum pills like cialis buy original levitra durch levitra hautausschlag pfizer pfriends viagra buy viagra 20 mg cura cialis 5 mg nolvadex average price cipro 400mg bula clomid 50 mg ervaringen cialis 8 mg cialis without rxcialis glucophage xr 750 mg levitra mg strengths synthroid 05 mg erythromycin ohrensausen generic lexapro 10mg clomid drug class prednisone drug interactions costo augmentin generico celebrex nausea vomiting buy zeneca nolvadex boulder propecia sales kamagra costo lisinopril in canada boots propecia uk farmacias online xenical viagra antivirus strattera adhd uk nexium de 10 mg prednisone 5mg canada periactin 4 mg uses levitra getest lasix 500mg pret price propecia canada buspar 5 mg tablet propecia generic 2012 cheap 72 hour cialis uso terapeutico cialis nexium prilosec together purchase amoxil cheap wholesale cialis 40 mg viagra online cheap buy wellbutrin 300 mg mg propecia viagra dokteronline generic zoloft liquid cipro r127 online
Web Analytics