Thunder on the Ohio 29

Villwock wins Thunder on the Ohio marred by three flips ... AP Story ...
Dave Villwock drove Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus to victory in the Thunder on the
Ohio unlimited hydroplane race Sunday, his 10th win in the last 12 Thunder races.
Villwock finished with an average speed of 140.203 mph over the final 10-mile heat,
which capped a day that was marred by flips in three consecutive preliminary heats.
None of the drivers was seriously injured. They were Jeff Bernard, in the
FormulaBoats.com, Jean Theoret in the Miss Beacon Plumbing, and Mike Allen, in
FormulaBoats.com II. Two returned to racing, and Theoret finished second in the final
with a speed of 136.167. Jimmy King, driving the piston-powered Master Tire, finished
third at 135.982. American Boat Racing Association historian Fred Farley said three such
consecutive flips had not occurred since unlimited hydroplane racing began in the early
1900s. "It is amazing that they hit with such significant force and there were not any
significant injuries," said Thunder medical director Jim Spiller. "The technology has
improved so much in the last 20 years. You don't look for three in one day, certainly
not two within 30 minutes of each other."  

Final Race Point Standings ...
U16 ELAM Plus ... 1700
U3 Master Tire ... 1265
U37 Beacon Plumbing ... 1080
U6 Oh Boy! Oberto ... 990
U100 Mirage Racing ... 949
U10 Ahern Rentals ... 720
U13 Spirit of Detroit ... 604
U5 Formulaboats.com ... 370
U1 Formulaboats.com ... 285
U25 Superior Racing ... 30



FINAL HEAT ...
1st ... U16 ELAM Plus (140.203)
2nd ... U37 Beacon Plumbing (136.167)
3rd ... U3 Master Tire (135.982)
4th ... U100 Mirage Racing (128.690)
5th ... U10 Ahern Rentals (127.575)
6th ... U13 Spirit of Detroit (125.829)
7th ... U6 Oh Boy! Oberto (114.239)

PROV HEAT ...
1st ... U13 Spirit of Detroit (No Speed)
DNF ... U5 Formulaboats.com

HEAT 3A ...
1st ... U6 Oh Boy! Oberto (147.839)
2nd ... U3 Master Tire (140.035)
DNF ... U1 Formulaboats.com*
DNS ... U5 Formulaboats.com
DNS ... U25 Superior Racing
* U1 Blew Over!

HEAT 3B ...
1st ... U16 ELAM Plus (140.908)
2nd ... U37 Beacon Plumbing (132.706)
3rd ... U100 Mirage Racing ( 128.923)
4th ... U10 Ahern Rentals (127.055)
5th ... U13 Spirit of Detroit (118.934)

HEAT 2A ...
1st ... U16 ELAM Plus (150.096)
2nd ... U6 Oh Boy Oberto! (147.586)
3rd ... U13 Spirit of Detroit (137.654)
DNF ... U5 Formulaboats.com*
DNS ... U25 Superior Racing
*U5 Blew Over!

HEAT 2B ...
1st ... U3 Master Tire (139.262)
2nd ... U100 Mirage Racing (129.031)
3rd ... U10 Ahern Rentals (122.997)
DNF ... U37 Beacon Plumbing*
DNF ... U1 Formulaboats.com
* U37 Blew Over!

HEAT 1A ...
1st ... U37 Beacon Plumbing (147.400)
2nd ... U5 Formulaboats.com (136.547)
3rd ... U100 Mirage Racing (129.714)
4th ... U10 Ahern Rentals (127.130)
DNF ... U25 Superior Racing

HEAT 1B ...
1st ... U16 ELAM Plus (143.592)
2nd ... U3 Master Tire (140.973)
3rd ... U1 Formulaboats.com (135.704)
4th ... U6 Oh Boy Oberto! (131.864)
5th ... U13 Spirit of Detroit (124.095)

Final Qualifying Results ...

U-16 MISS ELAM PLUS (Dave Villwock) ... 161.167
U-37 MISS BEACON PLUMBING (Jean Theoret) ... 157.287
U-5 FORMULABOATS.COM (Jeff Bernard) ... 157.218
U-1 FORMULABOATS.COM (Mike Allen) ... 155.149
U-6 OH BOY! OBERTO (Steven David) ... 151.617
U-3 MASTER TIRE (Jimmy King) ... 149.532
U-10 AHERN RENTALS (David Bryant) ... 148.270
U-13 SPIRIT OF DETROIT (J M Kelly) ... 147.450
U-100 MIRAGE RACING (Greg Hopp) ... 142.143
U-25 SUPERIOR RACING (Ken Muscatel) ... 140.723

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