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EVANSVILLE 2008: Jean Theoret and U-37 Beacon Plumbing win first Unlimited Hydroplane Race of 2008

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. - It was a showcase of competition and parity in the Unlimited Hydroplane ranks this year at Evansville.

Leading up to the winner-take-all final, six different drivers and teams had won six heat races.

THUNDER ON THE OHIO - FINAL

  1. U-37 Beacon Plumbing (Jean Theoret)
  2. U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto / Miss Madison (Steve David)
  3. U-7 FormulaBoats.com (Mike Allen)
  4. U-5 FormulaBoats.com (Jeff Bernard)
  5. U-10 Ahern Rentals (David Bryant)
  6. U-50 Spirit of the Navy (Brian Perkins)

    U-13 Graham Trucking (J. Michael Kelly)
    DNF / STARTED AS TRAILER


UPDATED WITH VIDEO - Theoret wins for his Dad (Courtesy WFIE-TV)
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Mike Allen in the U-7 nailed the start, but lost some speed going into the first corner and when they hit the exit pin of the first turn, it was Jean Theoret in the U-37.  Theoret and Steve David in the U-6 were neck and neck and both boats were bouncing on the back stretch.

Theoret held on for there, despite flying the boat again a bit in the second lap, holding off Steve David to win Thunder on the Ohio for 2008.  "I got a great start," said Theoret, holding off the field for the win.

"The boat ran phenomenal against the 6 fastest boats in the world," said Steve David, finishing second.

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