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U-3 sets a new record in Friday Qualifying

That's some fast water in San Diego!  Eight boats topped 150 mph in qualifying runs.  Jimmy King & the U-3 broke the fastest lap record for a piston-powered boat with a 162.751 in Friday qualifying.

U-1 Elam 164.901
U-7 FormulaBoats.com II 163.016
U-3 Master Tire 162.751

All nine boats are in the pits:


  • U-1 Dave Villwock, Ellstrom Elam Plus
  • U-2.25 Ken Muscatel, Sponsor TBA
  • U-3 Jimmy King
  • U-5 Jeff Bernard, FormulaBoats.com
  • U-6 Steve David, Oh Boy! Oberto
  • U-7 Mike Allen, FormulaBoats.com II
  • U-10 J.W. Myers, Designer Glass and Shower
  • U-37 Jean Theoret, Miss Beacon Plumbing
  • U-100 Greg Hopp, Lakeridge Paving American Dream

Jimmy King and the U-3 can play a huge impact on the points championship.  King is in third place in the driver's high points, but within 600 points of Steve David and just 4 points behind Mike Allen. 

The U-3 is in 4th place in team high points, but just behind the U-1 Elam.

Heat 1A Draw

U- 100 Lakeridge Paving American Dream Greg Hopp
U- 3 Master Tire Jimmy King
U- 10 Designer Glass and Shower JW Myers
U- 5 FormulaBoats.com Jeff Bernard
U- 2.25 Superior Racing Ken Muscatel

Heat 1B Draw

U- 7 FormulaBoats.com II Mike Allen
U- 37 Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret
U- 1 Miss E-Lam Plus Dave Villwock
U- 6 Oh Boy! Oberto Steve David