VIDEO: Hydro disintegrates during San Diego test run

There was an accident during testing in San Diego when a top fuel hydro driven by Mark Worentine flipped and all but disintegrated on impact. Mark is OK, has a sore neck and cut his lip.


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Steve David: "We need to stay away from the salt and play it conservative to wrap this thing up"

"One more heat of running safe," Steve David said after his conservative heat win. "We need to stay away from the salt (salt water in the motor) tomorrow and play it conservative to wrap this thing up."


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Heat Draws for San Diego Heat 2A, 2B

Heat 2A Draw
U-3, U-5, U-7, U-25, U-100

Heat 2B Draw
U-6, U-13, U-37, U-50

Audio Play-by-Play from Heat 1A, Heat 1B from HydroInsider.com

Heat 1A Play-by-Play
Recorded from live streaming coverage on HydroInsider.com
Assist from Mike Fetscher and the Go3 Racing Team



Heat 1B Play-by-Play
Recorded from live streaming coverage on HydroInsider.com
Assist from Mike Fetscher and the Go3 Racing Team

Mike Hanson: "We just have to finish the next heat and we will be the U-1"

Mike Hanson, crew chief for the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Madison, Ind owned team - said, "Forget about the points, we just have to finish the next heat and we will be the U-1 National Championship!"


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Heat 1B Results

Heat 1B Results

1. U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison Steve David
2. U-3 Cooper Racing Jimmy King
3. U-7 FormulaBoats.com Mike Allen
4. U-50 Spirit of the Navy Brian Perkins

Heat 1A Results

Heat 1A Results

1. U-5 FormulaBoats.com Jeff Bernard
2. U-37 Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret *
3. U-25 Superior Racing Ken Muscatel
4. U-13 Graham Trucking J. Michael Kelly

U-100 Mirageboats.com Greg Hopp
DNF

* U-37 team fined $100 for lane encroachment

Hydro Radio Show Saturday 6-8pm ET

Live Hydro Radio Show 6-8pm ET Saturday >>
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Countdown to the Crown will be broadcast on-line from 6-8pm ET on Saturday. The radio station will mix music with interviews of people from the storied past of the longest running hydroplane team, the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison. Buddy Byers, Ron Snyder and others are scheduled to be on the air, according to ABRAHydroplanes.com

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Live stream up

Audio from the P.A. call in San Diego is available on-line at HydroInsider.com. It will be silent when they're not on the P.A. but you'll know it's working because you'll see a graphic.

LINK: http://www.kndu.com/Global/category.asp?C=78290&nav=menu484_4_4

From Steve Montgomery earlier: Apologies to those of you who tried to listen today. Turned out the wire under the driveway from the telco box to our tower had become too corroded to be reliable. To the credit of AT&T and Alltell, Bayfair's com vendor, they went to work and strung a whole new line for us. Craig Barney says we have a pipe now that could handle hi-def TV, so we should be good for the rest of the weekend.