U-98 Racing Team

U-98 Racing / Graham Trucking Racing

Rob Graham, Owner for U-98 Racing Team


Rob Graham and Graham Trucking, Inc. first became involved with racing through one of his employees, Jerry Hopp, who along with his son Greg became one of the most successful ULHRA teams. In 1995, GTI became a sponsor of the Unlimited Light class and continued to play a vital roll until the group disbanded in 2008. The Graham trucking cup now features the Formula 1 series.

This partnership lead to GTI’s sponsorship of the Graham Trucking Cup at Seafair, as well as being the title sponsor of the Thunder Cup in Tri-Cities and the purchase of the U-12 Racing Team.  He is now the Team owner and excited about it.


U-98 Racing / Graham Trucking Racing

Brooke Tyler IV, Crew Chief for U-98 Racing


A long-time member of Graham Trucking Racing, Tyler has a vast experience working on unlimited hydroplane crews, and it runs in his family. His father, Brooke Tyler III, also worked on the Team Porter roster early in the team’s history. Tyler, the fourth, has mainly worked on the deck and the turbine engines, gearboxes and other topside equipment, as one of two crew members who spent the majority of their time on top of the boat in the pits. He has also served as crew chief on the 7 in previous years on Porter’s team. Brooke was the crew chief on the U-7 in 2006 when the team, and driver Mike Allen won the National High Points Championship. As a result, U12 Racing currently has National Championships and the Gold Cup on their list of accomplishments.