Owner: Keith Harrison
Driver: Grant Harrison
Crew Chief: Keith Harrison
Crew: Geoff Sheldrake (Engines / Engineer)
Grant Rollason (Hull Technician)
Hull: Rollason Grand Prix Hydroplanes
Hull Designer/Builder: Grant Rollason Grand Prix Hydroplanes
Hull Construction: Carbon Fibre Epoxy Composite vacuum bagged Foam & Balsa core
Build Date: 2004 - 2005
Length: 7.45m (24’6”)
Width: 3.8 (12’5”)
Engine: 510ci Supercharged Chevrolet
Engine Builder: Geoff Sheldrake/Keith Harrison
Horsepower: 1600 - 1800HP Fuel Methanol
Gear Box: Casale
Propeller: Billet 14 x 23 3 blade Chromemoly
General Safety: Fully
enclosed carbon composite safety cell, top and
bottom escape hatches ,two stage removable steering
wheel, 5 point safety harness, onboard
air supply via face mask, radio communication,
onboard fire suppression system.
Speed: 185mph (290kmh)
Sponsors: Melton Toyota
The Harrison Race Team
This team is a family, literally. Today this team is back together again in a brand new Grand Prix Hydroplane after a short break from the sport.
The Harrison race team consists of team owner Keith Harrison, his son and pilot of the craft Grant, brother Geoff and nephew Glenn. Also making up the team is long time friend and race team engine builder and engineer Geoff Sheldrake, Grant Rollason who designed and built the hull and Paul Morrow.
The team began competing in the Grand Prix Class in 1990 and have many titles in their career. Pilot Grant Harrison first campaigned his own limited class boats debuting in 1987 and then in 1994 his father retired from the driving duties and since then the father and son combinations been together.
Keith's Career Achievements
Keith’s debut in 1966 saw achievements, championships wins, speed records reach almost one hundred, making a list here would be almost an essay.
Undoubtable Keith’s career highlights as an owner/ driver would have been his win in 1986, in the E.C Griffith Cup Australasian Unlimited Championship. The win was a first for an automotive engine in over 10 years wresting the previous domination away from the aircraft powered engine hydroplanes.
Also as owner the 2003/04/05 years winning every major championship, including Victorian, Australian and Australasian championships as well as creating history being the first to win the U.I.M. World Grand Prix Hydroplane championship in the southern hemisphere.
Grant's Career Achievements
1989 Victorian 5.2 litre Displacement State Championship
1991 New South Wales 7.5 Litre
2001 Victorian Grand Prix Hydroplane Championship “Len Owen Trophy”
2003 Victorian Grand Prix Hydroplane Championship “Len Owen Trophy”
2004 NSW Open Unlimited Open Championship “Eastway Shield”
2004 Australian Grand Prix Hydroplane Championship “Mary & Ernie Nunn Trophy”
2004 Australasian Unlimited Unrestricted Championship ‘EC Griffith Cup’
2004 U.I.M World Grand Prix Hydroplane Championship
2005 Australasian Unlimited Unrestricted Championship ‘EC Griffith Cup’
2008 Victorian Oz Lite (1.6 ltr) Hydroplane Championship
2010/2011 Australian Unlimited Unrestricted Open Championship "Hayes Wood Trophy"
2012 World UIM Grand Prix Hydroplane Champion
2012 (or 100th year) E.C Griffith Cup Champion
2014 E.C Griffith Cup Champion
GP1 Promo Video
GP1 UIM PROMO