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Unlimited Lights Finals at Firebird: Kayleigh Perkins and UL-72 win!

In the finals, Greg Hopp in the UL-15 had the lead when his boat went dead in the water. Perkins moved into first place going into lap two and stayed on the outside. Paul Becker in the UL-14 made a race of it, but Kayleigh was able to hold him off to take the crown for the first race of 2008.

FINAL RESULTS:

1. Kayleigh Perkins UL-72 Miss Boat Electric
2. Paul Becker UL-14 Compuware presents Miss Critical Logic
DNF. Greg Hopp UL-15 Graham Trucking/Happy Go Lucky

POINT LEADERS:

  • UL-72 2000 points Kayleigh Perkins
  • UL-15 1600 points Greg Hopp/Jerry Hopp
  • UL-14 1500 points Paul Becker
  • UL-00 700 points Wil Muncey
  • UL-11 700 points Michael Flaherty

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7 comments:

Rod said...

Hopp would have beat Perkins in the final if his boat held together. He had a sizeable lead and showed no sign of giving it up when his boat went DOA.

Anonymous said...

Yep....and if pigs had wings they could fly. His boat didn;t make it to teh finish line, and she won.

HydroInsider said...

"Possibly the first occurrence of a pig actually flying occurred in 1909 when the British aviation pioneer Lord Brabazon made the first live air cargo flight with a pig in a basket tied to a wing-strut of his airplane."

Wikipedia

Jim Wilmot said...

Kayleigh will not be able to count on Greg and Jerry DNFing all that often. These are two teams that are so closely matched that it doesn't take much misfortune to knock the other out. The rest of us are running harder than ever before to try to stay up front.Paul Becker is proving that he can run with them, but seems to be running into the same thing that the rest of us are. We're running way beyond what we were before and into uncharted territory that breaks new stuff we haven't broken before, hence the large number of DNFs. Our team has worked really hard to get a boat that's new to them ready and experienced enough problems that we decided to wait 'til Richland to give us a chance to "get the bugs out". This is the earliest start of a season for us ever and it showed in reliability problems. I can say with reasonable certainty that this will be a very exciting season! Let's go boatracing - ULHRA Style!!!

Jim

Rod said...

Jim - we've followed the build and painting of the 2008 version of the UL-929. We're anxious to see it on the water! Run fast.

Jim Wilmot said...

Rod,

Thanks! No one is more anxious to see that happen than Vince, Sara, Tim, Jordan, Karon, and myself. We're getting the bent, and now straightened, propshaft back today. Vince has successfully diagnosed the fuel problem and he and Sara were starting to rework the engine cover last night. The sealing of the shaft log shouldn't be a problem. We're on track for Richland! Jim

Jim Wilmot said...

Rod,

Thanks! No one is more anxious to see that happen than Vince, Sara, Tim, Jordan, Karon, and myself. We're getting the bent, and now straightened, propshaft back today. Vince has successfully diagnosed the fuel problem and he and Sara were starting to rework the engine cover last night. The sealing of the shaft log shouldn't be a problem. We're on track for Richland! Jim