EVANSVILLE 2009: U-1 Steve David wins Heat 2A, U5 Jeff Bernard wins Heat 2B - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

EVANSVILLE 2009: U-1 Steve David wins Heat 2A, U5 Jeff Bernard wins Heat 2B

The U-16 Elam was brought back to shore after the flip in Heat 1A, but was unable to make the start for Heat 2A.  The Elam team withdrew for the heat, but has not withdrawn for the weekend while they assess the damage to the boat.  You may remember that Dave Villwock and the Elam team managed to win a race in the Tri-Cities after flipping and putting the boat back together in 2006.

Villwock's 2006 Flip and win in Tri-CIties:  Story, Photos, Video >>

Heat 2A

J. Michael Kelly in the U-7 Graham Trucking and Steve David in the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto both made great starts.  David grabbed the lead into the first turn and never looked back.  David took a two roostertail lead and then stretched that out to three roostertails to take the win with Kelly in second.

Some drama from the U-25 Mr. Home Loan as Dr. Ken Muscatel's boat lost its cowling on the second lap, but managed to finish the race in 3rd place.

Heat 2A Results

1. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
2. U-7 Graham Trucking - J. Michael Kelly
3. U-25 Mr Home Loan - Ken Muscatel
4. U-48 Albert Lee - Brian Perkins
5. U-22 Airbag Services - Mike Webster

DNS. U-16 Elam - Dave Villwock

Heat 2B

Jean Theoret in the U-37 led the pack across the start line, barely ahead of Jeff Bernard in the U-5 and Jimmy King in the U-3.  All three boats were packed tightly going into the first turn.

Bernard grabbed the lead while Theroet and King fought for second.  Jimmy King managed to move past Theoret on the second lap to settle into second place.  Greg Hopp in the U-100 finished fourth to round out the field.  The U-17 did not make the start.

Heat 2B Results  

1.  U-5 Formulaboats.com - Jeff Bernard
2.  U-3 Master Tire - Jimmy King
3.  U-37 Renton Coil Springs - Jean Theoret
4. U-100 Mirageboats.com - Greg Hopp

DNS.  U-17 Seal Shield/ActiVwater -Kip Brown