We had the live stream running from Madison for about an hour on Saturday, so we should be good to go for Sunday. Better quality pictures than last week. We'll see if the internet connection at the race site can handle the volume! Go to HydroInsider.com to view.

If you're only reading this blog, be sure to check HydroInsider.com. New articles on:
- Who are these guys? Jax & Max broadcasting live on the internet
- Steve Montgomery notes the U-37 new cowling design looks like it's collapsing - check out the before and after photos
- U1 & U100 will race despite not qualifying
- Dave Villwock talks about the "pop up" logs
- Heat draw matchups
- Video interview of Mike Allen & Ted Porter (from Kirk Duncan & Mike Fetscher)

Madison 2007: Sunday Heat Draw

Heat 1A
U-16 Miss Elam Plus Driver: Dave Villwock
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison driver: Steve David
U-5 Formulaboats.com Driver: Jeff Bernard (rookie)
U-1 Formulaboats.com II Driver: Mike Allen

Heat 1B
U-37 Beacon Plumbing Driver: Jean Theoret
U-13 Spirit of Detroit Driver: J. Michael Kelly
U-100 Mirage Boats Driver: Greg Hopp

Heat 1C
U-10 Ahern Rentals Driver: David Bryant (rookie)
U-25 Superior Racing Driver: Dr. Ken Muscatel
U-3 Master Tire Driver: Jimmy King

Heat 2A
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison driver: Steve David
U-10 Ahern Rentals Driver: David Bryant (rookie)
U-3 Master Tire Driver: Jimmy King
U-1 Formulaboats.com II Driver: Mike Allen

Heat 2B
U-16 Miss Elam Plus Driver: Dave Villwock
U-37 Beacon Plumbing Driver: Jean Theoret
U-13 Spirit of Detroit Driver: J. Michael Kelly

Heat 2C
U-5 Formulaboats.com Driver: Jeff Bernard (rookie)
U-25 Superior Racing Driver: Dr. Ken Muscatel
U-100 Mirage Boats Driver: Greg Hopp

Heat 3A
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison driver: Steve David
U-5 Formulaboats.com Driver: Jeff Bernard (rookie)
U-13 Spirit of Detroit Driver: J. Michael Kelly
U-1 Formulaboats.com II Driver: Mike Allen

Heat 3B
U-16 Miss Elam Plus Driver: Dave Villwock
U-10 Ahern Rentals Driver: David Bryant (rookie)
U-25 Superior Racing Driver: Dr. Ken Muscatel

Heat 3C
U-37 Beacon Plumbing Driver: Jean Theoret
U-3 Master Tire Driver: Jimmy King
U-100 Mirage Boats Driver: Greg Hopp

Live streaming coverage from Madison should be available at HydroInsider.com on Sunday.

U-1 & U-100 will be allowed to race even though they haven't qualified due to river debris.
http://kndu.com/Global/story.asp?S=6758322&nav=menu484_4_6

Race action officially canceled for Saturday due to safety. Start up at 8am ET Sunday.

More Saturday afternoon pictures, including debris on river, at http://pdughi.photosite.com/


Pictures of debris on the course from James Simpson .


ABRA officials just did a course survey on a pontoon boat to determine conditions.

Steve David on WORX, talking about the water being deceiving and the debris:

"It's kind of like a blind date. Until you have it, you don't know what you get."

If you've haven't checked out the live feed from these guys, you're missing out. Good stuff, including sending questions in to ask drivers and teams.
http://www.helloworld.com/members_myworld.aspx?ID=jacksonbrothers&target=show

Still waiting for debris to clear.

A short article and video of the new U-37 cowling during a practice run are posted now at HydroInsider.com

We're still trying to set up the live stream. Connectivity issues. This stuff's a little trickier to do than I thought, but we've called for help. Once again, Joe McCord, Kirk Duncan and Mike Fetscher are working hard to get info and video for everyone's viewing. We're lucky to have these guys so if you see them at one of the race site, be sure to let them know how much it's appreciated.

Morning driver meeting notes - some good insight - from Joe McCord at:
http://www.abrahydroplanes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=115&Itemid=61

Still holding traffic on the river due to debris. U-100 yet to qualify. Has yet to be able to get out onto the water.

More of James Crisp's Madison photos have been added to the Friday album at: http://pdughi.photosite.com/

A big thank you to James for providing great photography!

River levels rose overnight. From 421 ft to 422.3 at 8am Saturday morning. Flow increased as well. Result - faster water, some debris, including logs, spotted.