FINAL HEAT WON BY FORMULABOATS.COM II (Mike Allen)
FINAL HEAT AUDIO BY WORX
25 NEWS VIDEO
1st ... U7 formulaboats.com II Mike Allen
2nd ... U6 Oh Boy! Oberto Steven David
TESTING & QUALIFYING RESULTS (1 mile course) ...
U5 Formula Boats (Mike Weber) 121+
U1 ELAM Plus (Dave Villwock) 119.245*
U37 Beacon Plumbing (Jean Theoret) 111.732
U3 Cooper's (Jimmy King) 109.883
U7 Formula Boats II (Mike Allen) 108.466
U6 Oh Boy! Oberto (Steven David) 108.466
U21 Simpatico Beer (Kevin Aylesworth) 107.079
U2.25 Superior Racing (Ken Muscatel) 97.614
* U1 Withdrew do to damaged suffered from a lost
skid fin in testing - boat was badly damaged - see pic below ...
2 BOAT HEAT DUELS ...
U5 formulaboats.com Mike Weber 113.496
U3 Chrysler Jeep Jimmy King 108.996
U6 Oh Boy Oberto Steve David 104.113
U21 Freedom Racing Kevin Aylesworth 94.110
U7 formulaboats.com II Mike Allen 109.176
U37 Miss Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret 112.140 *30 sec pen. jumping gun
U2.25 Superior Racing Ken Muscatel 99.293
U5 formulaboats.com Mike Weber 115.170
U37 Miss Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret 112.130
U6 Oh Boy Oberto Steve David 108.963
U21 Freedom Racing Kevin Aylesworth 97.633
U7 formulaboats.com II Mike Allen No speed
U3 Miss Chrysler Jeep Jimmy King No speed
U 2.25 Superior Racing Ken Muscatel 104.906
U7 formulaboats.com II Mike Allen 105.826
U5 formulaboats.com Mike Weber DNF
U6 Oh Boy! Oberto Steven David 105.800
U21 Freedom Racing Kevin Aylesworth 97.813
U37 Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret 102.380
U3 Chrysler Jeep Jimmy King 101.84
Photo Courtesy of the ABRA Website.
Courier Sports Staff ... Quick thinking helped Dave Villwock avoid disaster but his U-1 Miss Elam Plus may be done for the weekend after just one day of testing at this weekendís Unlimited hydroplane race in Valleyfield, Quebec. Villwock, who had the fastest speed of the day on the tiny one-mile track, apparently lost his skid fin as he exited the courseís tightest turn early Friday afternoon. Losing the skid fin caused Villwock to fly off the course right toward a patrol boat. Villwock was able to take evasive action and avoid the patrol boat, but he ended up driving up onto the rock-laden bank, tearing up the bottom of the boat. Villwock immediately opened the cockpit and walked into the rescue boat. Early reports indicate that the Elam team is now out of the running for this weekendís race, but the teamís veteran crew has worked miracles before. Last year at the Gold Cup in Detroit, the boat flipped in Friday testing only to come back and take second place in the final heat. The accident marked the second time this year that Villwock has had a close encounter with a patrol boat. While testing in Seattle last month, a boat moved into the Elamís path and skirted away just moments before the Elam arrived. The resulting wake caused the Elam to jump several feet in the air, but Villwock was able to keep it from blowing over.
Another ELAM Pic