U13 Update

The U13 Graham Trucking team has just arrived at their Detroit workshop and they are at this moment getting the boat off of the trailer. "Its all chewed up under there." stated Crew chief Curt Tavenner. "At this moment we are going to do all we can to be in Madison for the race. We just have to see whats up under there and see whats been hurt."

More updates as they come.

Joe McCord
U13 Graham Trucking

U-13 may not be ready for Madison?

Sometimes weird stuff just happens no matter how prepared you are. Mechanical gremlins hit the U-13 Graham Trucking team all weekend in Evansville. Now ABRAHydroplanes.com is reporting the U-13 may not be ready to run at Madison.

  • "Initial reports from the U-13 camp have hinted that the boat might not be able to race in Madison. The team was allowed to be the trailer boat in the Thunder on the Ohio final heat and ended up throwing a propeller and severely damaging the bottom of the boat."
    > SOURCE: ABRAHydroplanes.com

VIDEO: Final Heat at Evansville >>

The team had problems in an earlier heat that caused Kelly to have to sit one out in the infield while the heat was winding up... and then there was an incident where the engine cutoff would not shut down the engine as Kelly came to the pits after a qualifying run.

Quick thinking and reaction by JMK averted a major disaster. Pulling the boat to the left hard, Mike actually drove the right side of the boat onto the retaining wall.

VIDEO: U-13 hitting the wall >>
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U-13 hitting the wall >>

Steve David after the final

VIDEO: Interview with Steve David

Video of Heat 1A and the Final

Click Here For Heat 1A and the Final

VIDEO: Evansville Finals

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VIDEO: Theoret wins for his Dad - WFIE-TV

Evansville: Monday morning media

Round up of coverage:

A view from behind — Theoret got the lane, then got the win >>
EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS

Theoret blows 'em away, wins first Thunder on the Ohio >>
EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS

Theoret dedicates Thunder win to dad >>
WFIE-TV (VIDEO INCLUDED)

Theoret wins Thunder on the Ohio >>
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