EVANSVILLE 2009: U-5 Jeff Bernard, U-3 Jimmy King win Heats 3A, 3B - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

EVANSVILLE 2009: U-5 Jeff Bernard, U-3 Jimmy King win Heats 3A, 3B

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Heat 3A

It was the battle of the two red boats as teammates Jeff Bernard in the U-5 and J. Michael Kelly in the U-7 were matched up head-to-head.  Kelly made it first to the start line and led the boats across the line.

Bernard grabbed the lead coming out of the turn and held it through lap one.  In lap two, Bernard started to lengthen out his lead.  That's the way things finished.

Heat 3A Results

  1. U-5 FormulaBoats.com
    Jeff Bernard
  2. U-7 Graham Trucking
    J. Michael Kelly
  3. U-37 Renton Coil Spring
    Jean Theoret
  4. U-25 Mister Home Loan
    Ken Muscatel
  5. U-48 Whirlpool Presents Albert Lee
    Brian Perkins

Heat 3B

With the U-16 sidelined after the flip, ABRA reports that Erik Ellstrom has "purchased" the -Our Gang Racing as his back up hull. Nate Brown will be the driver for the Elam Plus. Motors have been transfered to the U16 back-up hull.

Jimmy King in the U-3 nailed the start and led wall-to-wall.  Steve David in the U-1 was in second, but was unable to reel in King as the U-3 stretched the lead first to a full roostertail and then to two roostertails at the end of lap two.

Nate Brown, driving the U-17 as the U-16 (confused yet?), finished 4th but that would get the U-16 a spot in the provisional heat.

Heat 3B Results

  1. U-3 Master Tire
    Jimmy King
  2. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto
    Steve David
  3. U-100 Mirageboats.com
    Greg Hopp
  4. U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus
    (U-17 running as U-16 with Nate Brown driving)

    Nate Brown
  5. U-22 Matrix Systems Automotive Finishes
    Mike Webster

Provisional Heat

The Provisional was a two boat race between the U-16 (U-17 running as U-16) and the U-48.  Nate Brown in the U-16 had an easy win to get a place in the finals as the trailer boat.

Provisional Heat Results

1. U-16 Elam (U-17 running as U-16) - Nate Brown
2. U-48 Albert Lee - Brian Perkins

U-16/Nate Brown will be the trailer in the finals.

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