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A stunner in San Diego: Jimmy Shane & U5 Graham Trucking declared the winner after U6 Oh Boy! Oberto and Steve David disqualified

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Holy cow! 6 Oh Boy! Oberto disqualified for a flagrant fuel violation in the final. That means Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking is the winner at San Diego.

Final Race order of finish
Official

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  3. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  4. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
    STARTED AS TRAILER BOAT
  5. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg HoppDNF. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
    DSQ. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David

    SOURCE: H1

San Diego, CALI - A wild weekend at the Peters & May North American Championships as the salt water took its toll on the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing field.  As Sunday progressed, the 37 and 17 boats had equipment trouble and had to withdraw.  The 1 Spirit of Qatar had flames coming out the back of the engine, had to shut down and was unable to finish a heat, and then had to put in its remaining engine for the final set of heats.

With the backup engine, though, Dave Villwock in the 1 Spirit of Qatar was able to power through for a heat win over Steve David in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto to set up a rematch of the top two boats in the finals.

The Finals

In the winner-take-all finals, it was Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking grabbing the inside lane. Steve David in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto in lane two and Dave Villwock in the 1 Spirit of Qatar in lane three.

Shane hit the start line first, but Steve David grabbed the lead coming out of the first turn. Shane stayed right on his hip, but at the Sea World turn, David pulled father ahead. Villwock in lane three had fallen back a bit.

In lap two, Shane closed the gap. Shane and David went side-by-side, but David pulled back ahead at the end of lap two. At the end of lap three, it stayed a two boat race. Villwock stayed in third.

At the start of the final lap, it was only a three boat lead for David, but he started to lengthen it out and won by a little less than a roostertail.

Finals Results
Unofficial

  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto -Steve David
  2. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  3. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  4. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  5. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
    STARTED AS TRAILER BOAT
  6. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp

    DNF. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat

There's a reason they are called UNOFFICIAL RESULTS.  The tech inspection that takes place after every race showed a flagrant fuel violation by the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto.  That meant an official disqualification and changed everything.  It gave the win to Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking and shook up the order.

Final Race order of finish
Official

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  3. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  4. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
    STARTED AS TRAILER BOAT
  5. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg HoppDNF. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
    DSQ. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David

    SOURCE: H1

Sunday Heat Races 

Provisional

Winner gets a spot in the finals, but must trail the field.

Provisional Results:

  1. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  2. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
  3. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

It was a three boat race, but it quickly thinned to two as Thompson and Evans fought it out. Evans led out of the first turn, but Thompson passed him up and put on some speed. Thompson out-ran Evans to the finish.

Heat 3A

Jimmy Shane and the Graham Trucking continued their great run this season with another heat victory.

Shane grabbed the inside lane with Tommy Thomson in the 11 Peters & May in lane two. Shane hit the line first and came out of the first turn and sprinted out to a four boat lead. Thompson and Zimmerman had a good race for second. Scott Liddycoat was late to the start and paid the price, having to start in 5th and reel in Mark Evans to move into 4th.

Zimmerman, meanwhile, passed up Thompson and tried to move in on Shane, but didn't have the boat speed to run him down.

Heat 3A Results

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  3. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  4. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat

    DNF. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans

Heat 3B

All eyes were on Heat 3B as it put the season's top boats, the 1 Spirit of Qatar and the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto in the same heat.  Dave Villwock needed to pick up points after not being able to finish the second set of heats.  He had the team's back-up engine, its last, in the boat.

As they came up to the start-line, Dave Villwock in lane two hit the line first and came out of the first turn in first. But Steve David in lane one was just a boat length behind. They ran close for most of the first lap, but Villwock picked up speed on lap two and went way out in front, about two roostertails on David.

Heat 3B Results

  1. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  2. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  3. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  4. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

Heat 2A

Jimmy Shane won the heat, but the big news is the flame-out of the 1 Spirit of Qatar (literally). On the backstretch of Heat 2A, flames came shooting out the back of Dave Villwock's boat, forcing him to shut it down. The Ellstrom team has just one engine remaining...

Heat 2A Results

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  3. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
  4. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  5. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
    ONE LAP PENALTY - HIT A LANE MARKER

    DNF. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock

Heat 2B

The saltwater has started to take it toll on equipment this weekend in San Diego. Before the heat, the 37 Beacon Plumbing withdrew from Heat 2B, and then later withdrew for the rest of the weekend.

The disappointing weekend continued for Kip Brown in the 17 Miss Red Dot, which had mechanical problems Saturday. Prior to the start of the heat, the Our Gang Racing team asked for a little more time to finish up work on the boat, but was denied by H1. In the water, the 17 started strong, but went dead in the water. It was restarted, but headed back to the pits.

Meanwhile, Steve David in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto ran to a relatively easy win.

Heat 2B Results

  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  2. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  3. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

    DNF. 17 Red Dot - Kip Brown
    DNS. 37 Beacon Plumbing - J. Michael Kelly

Saturday Results

Heat 1A Re-Start Results

  1. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  2. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  3. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  4. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
  5. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson

Heat 1A was black-flagged on the first attempt after Kip Brown was forced to shut down the 17 Red Dot in the first turn right before the race. Too dangerous to keep the heat going. It meant Kip saved the equipment from further damage, but he was not allowed to take part in the re-start.

When the heat got back underway, it was Jimmy Shane grabbing the inside lane again. Dave Villwock took lane two as they came up to the start line. As they hit the start line, Shane immediately grabbed the lead, but Villwock was right on his hip. Greg Hopp was in third.

On the backstretch, Villwock hammered the 1 Spirit of Qatar and took the lead. Shane stayed right by Villwock at the end of lap one - less than two boat lengths. But the Qatar's boat speed was too much for the 5 Graham Trucking. Villwock started to pull away, going out to a roostertail lead in lap two. Racers settled in and held their positions.

With the 400 points for both Villwock and Steve David on Saturday, David kept his thin margin lead in the National High Points season championship.

Heat 1B Results

  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  2. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
  3. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  4. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

    DNF. 37 Beacon Plumbing - J. Michael Kelly
    ONE LAP PENALTY - JUMPED THE GUN

J. Michael Kelly grabbed lane one with Steve David in lane two and Scott Liddycoat in lane three at the start. Kelly led David across the start line, but the start went under review.

We had a great race for the first lap. At the end of lap one, David was slightly ahead of Kelly, but coming out of the first turn, Kelly grabbed it back. Back and forth they went with David taking the lead back on the back stretch and started to lengthen it out.

But wait! The 37 had a one lap penalty for hitting the line early and Kelly backed off the pedal.

David stretched it out to a roostertail lead over Scott Liddycoat to take the checkered flag. Meanwhile, Kelly took the 37 back into the pits - apparently for mechanical issues - giving up points.

Heat 1A Black Flagged

Heat 1A was stopped when Kip Brown in the 17 Red Dot went dead in turn one right before the start. Officials decided it created a dangerous situation and put out the black flag. At the time of the stoppage, Jimmy Shane and Dave Villwock were side-by-side coming out of the second turn and headed toward start-finish at the end of lap one.

Qualifying

1 Spirit of Qatar 96 Dave Villwock 162.118
6 Oh Boy! Oberto Steve David 157.980
5 Graham Trucking Jimmy Shane 154.133
9 Jones Racing Jon Zimmerman 153.683
17 Miss Red Dot Kip Brown 152.744
88 Degree Men Scott Liddycoat 150.077
100 Fox Plumbing Greg Hopp 144.145
37 Miss Beacon Plumbing J. Michael Kelly 140.728
57 Miss DiJulio N. Mark Evans 139.097
11 Miss Peters & May Tommy Thompson 137.469

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