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EVANSVILLE 2008: U-6 and Steve David win Heat 2A; David Bryant and U-10 win Heat 2B

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Day two of the Evansville Freedom Fest "Thunder on the Ohio."

Heat 2A Results

  1. U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison (Steve David)
  2. U-13 Graham Trucking (J. Michael Kelly)
  3. U-50 Spirit of the Navy (Brian Perkins)
  4. U-100 Mirageboats.com (Greg Hopp)
  5. U-7 FormulaBoats.com (Mike Allen)

At the start of Heat 2A, it was determined that Mike Allen in the U-7 and Steve David in the U-6 jumped the gun. Despite running out front, that meant J. Michael Kelly in the U-13 was the leader as both the U-7 and U-6 were assessed a one-lap penalty.

After review, it was determined that Allen did jump the gun, but David did not. That boosted the U-6 to its first heat win of 2008 and moved J. Michael into 2nd place.

"I knew we were prefectly legal."
Steve David on WORX radio after he learned he'd jumped the gun in heat 2A

When he heard the call, "I went berserk," David said. "I used some words... the kind you ask for forgiveness for."

He also said the water's rough. "They are a good two foot rollers out there."

Heat 2B Results

  1. U-10 Ahern Rentals (David Bryant)
  2. U-5 FormulaBoats.com (Jeff Bernard)
  3. U-37 Beacon Plumbing (Jean Theoret)
  4. U-25 Jarvis Fire & Water Rescue   (Ken Muscatel)

    U-3 Master Tire (Jimmy King)

David Bryant beat everybody across the line in the U-10, but Jimmy King grabbed the lead coming out of the first turn.

Muscatel in the U-25 did not get in the water Friday or Saturday and went dead in the water in his first heat on Sunday.  King was leading for the first two laps when something went wrong.  The U-3 went dead.  Muscatel got the U-25 fired back up and managed to finish the race.

"Horribly rough out there," said Bryant on WORX.  "I was bouncing all over the place."