San Diego 2007: U-1 Mike Allen & U-37 Jean Theoret win first two unlimited hydroplane heat races - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

San Diego 2007: U-1 Mike Allen & U-37 Jean Theoret win first two unlimited hydroplane heat races

Brian Perkins (U-21)& sister Kayleigh Perkins (UL-72) both sidelined on Saturday (PHOTO - Jack Lowe) Brian Perkins (U-21)& sister Kayleigh Perkins (UL-72) both sidelined on Saturday (PHOTO - Jack Lowe)
Dave Villwock examines damage on the U-16 (PHOTO - Jack Lowe) Dave Villwock examines damage on the U-16 (PHOTO - Jack Lowe)

SAN DIEGO, Cali. - There's something going on with the U-16 Elam Plus.  They had engine problems in Seattle and that carried over into San Diego.  In fact, the last three heat races they've been matched head-to-head with the U-37 Beacon Plumbing, driver Jean Theoret has come away with the win.

That happened again Saturday in San Diego as Villwock and Theoret were battling it out in Heat 1A down the stretch.  The U-16 spun a turbine and threw blades, according to announcer Steve Montgomery.  The blades ripped through the containment blanket and blew through the cowling in two locations and the bottom of the boat. 

While the U-16 should be ready to go on Sunday, a strong finish in the heat would have given Villwock the team championship for the year.  The breakdown meant Theoret would win the heat.

Heat 1A Results

1. U-37 Jean Theoret
2. U-13 J. Michael Kelly
3. U-25 Ken Muscatel
4. U-5 Jeff Bernard
DNF. U-16 Dave Villwock

 Watch Video of Heat 1A (Jack Lowe) >>

Brian Perkin's U-21 Miss All Access lost a gear box and had to withdraw for Heat 1B.  Mike Allen made his return to unlimited hydroplane racing after being forced to the sidelines for Seattle and Tri-Cities with a hand injury.  Allen took the newly repaired U-1 FormulaBoats.com to a first place finish.

Heat 1B Results

1. U-1 Mike Allen
2. U-6 Steve David
3. U-10 David Bryant
4. U-48 David Williams
DNS. U-21 Brian Perkins

 Watch Video of Heat 1B (Jack Lowe) >>

Final Qualifying speeds

 U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus  165.386
 U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing  163.371
 U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Miss Madison  159.798
 U-10 Miss Ahern Rentals  158.951
 U-5 Formulaboats.com   158.867
 U-21 Miss All Access Presented by Southwest HiReach  152.191
 U-13 Spirit of Detroit  151.757
 U-25 Superior Racing  148.079
 U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving  147.183
 U-1 Formulaboats.com  130.000

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