Ted Porter – Owner
Owner of U5 Unlimited, Team Porter Racing.
Ted Porter entered the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing as a sponsor of Chad Sanderson’s U-5 in 2005.In 2006, Ted stepped up to owner in a big way by purchasing all the assets of U-5 Racing as well as two championship hydroplanes and most of the remaining Miss Budweiser equipment from the family of Bernie Little.
Precision Performance Engineering, LLC was formed as the parent company for the race team based in Ted’s hometown of Decatur, Ind.
Ted made the decision to campaign both boats numbering them U-5 and U-7 with both carrying the Formula Boats name. Born in Decatur, Ind. and a lifelong resident, Ted grew up around boats in the family boat manufacturing business, Formula Boats by Thunderbird Products, and boating remains an important part of his life. Ted is active in the family business as part owner and vice president of human resources. His love of water and water sports is what drew him to unlimited hydroplane racing.
Ted lives on the family’s horse farm near Decatur with his wife Emily and their sons Danny, Chris, and Josh. Most family weekends are occupied with horseback riding, lake boating, or boat racing related activities.