Kayleigh Perkins wins in SD


Kayleigh Perkins and the UL-72 won the ULHRA event in South Dakota.
It's tough to beat Paul Becker and Vince Xaudaro to the starting line in Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing. They are two of the best "starters" in the series. However, while spotting those two a slight advantage at the beginning, in the end it was all Kayleigh Perkins in the UL-72 Foster Care-Change a Lifetime, also sponsored by Vitamin Water. Ms. Perkins first overcame Xaudaro, driving the UL-9 US ARMY-NAPA Auto Parts on the back stretch of the first lap and drove around Becker at the end of lap 1. She went on to an impressive victory in front of a large throng of fans along Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River at Chamberlain-Oacoma SD. It was her second consecutive victory at this race which began impressively in 2008 only to be even more impressive in 2009.