SEATTLE 2008: Dave Villwock, U-1 U-1 Ellstrom presents Amos W. Hoss win Heat 3B - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

SEATTLE 2008: Dave Villwock, U-1 U-1 Ellstrom presents Amos W. Hoss win Heat 3B

SEATTLE, Wash. -  Another great matchup of hydroplane racing pitted Dave Villwock, Steve David and Jeff Bernard head-to-head in Heat 3B at Seafair.  Villwock made it look easy as he won Heat 3B.

"We've got a real race boat here this weekend," said Villwock on KIRO-TV.  He came out of lane two for the win.  "The inside guy was a little early and we made him pay."

Heat 3B

  1. U-1 Ellstrom presents Amos W. Hoss, Dave Villwock
  2. U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto, Steve David
  3. U-5, Jeff Bernard
  4. U-17 Our Gang Racing Team, Kip Brown
  5. U-100, Greg Hopp
  6. U-48 Albert Lee presents Lakeridge Paving, David Williams

Steve David hit the line first, passing Jeff Bernard in lane one.  The U-6, U-5 and U-1 all stayed tight going into the first turn, but Dave Villwock took the lead by the end of lap one.  The U-1 team had a full two roostertail lead by the end of lap two.

Villwock had the U-1 flying around the course, clocking a 151mph competition lap.

Bernard was able to hang with Steve David and took over second place, but David grabbed it back to rack up 300 points towards the national championship.  "We've got to keep the 5 behind us," said David.  "I think Oberto's up to the challenge, but the Elam is the boat to beat."

The U-6 team changed out a prop before the heat.  "It had a little bit less top end," said David.


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