Model Builder: Hull: Craig Bradshaw, Hardware: Subsonic Speed Shop
Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite
Year Built: 2015
Motor: Himax 3630-1500
Electronic Speed Controller: SeaKing
Propeller: CNC modified by Subsonic Speed Shop
Paint Colors: Black and White on Red
Graphics: Vinyl by Subsonic Speed Shop
Notes about the Model: Valken v.2, which made its debut in the middle of the 2015 season, is a replacement for the original which was destroyed by the steel timing light pole while attempting a national speed record. V.2 won its first race entered, the Governor's Cup, and won again at the Roger Newton Memorial and the Maple Leaf Regatta, where Gentleman Jim Latimer gave the boat its new moniker, "Black Lightning". It includes custom ride pads, motor mount, skid fin, strut, rudder, canard, and rear wings by Subsonic Speed Shop.
Notes about the Real Boat: 2011 was the only H1 Series season that the Valken raced. It was driven by Scott Liddycoat, who won the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship in Doha, Qatar, along with Rookie of the Year. Valken is one of the premier paintball companies in the world, founded in 2009 by Gino Postorivo, headquartered in New Jersey.
Notes about 2016: The 2015 ERCU Season High Points Champion hopes to be faster than last year; win more races and defend its title.