All heat, race and interview videos posted

OK, everything should be up on HydroInsider.com. Every heat race, the finals, and interviews with winners. Unlimited lights finals and B-Main and interviews. You can watch video in three places on the site:

1. Top Story Video - these will be there for the week but then cycle out.
2. Right hand column in the Video Player, scroll down a bit. Watch right in the player on the page, although you can pop them up full screen.
3. In the center column farther down the page, there's a list of a bunch of videos.

We've not got more than 200 videos posted on the site going back about 7 years.

U-1 wins all three heats and the finals - first time in 49 year history

This is the first time in its 49 year history that the Miss Madison has won all three preliminary heats and the final. Bob Hughes also made an interesting point after the race in an interview with WORX radio: This is the first time ever that the Miss Madison has gone into the final heat fully expecting to win, and won.

The program has come a long way.Steve David has now won more races (6) for the Miss Madison than every other Miss M driver combined (5).


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Weekend highlights

Some great racing this weekend. Tough for the U16 team and the U-3 team, for sure, but lots of highlights from other teams besides the U-1 and Steve David winning the Columbia Cup:

  • JW Myers picked up heat wins and a great race in the finals in the U-37.
  • Mike Webster in the U-22 kept the boat running all weekend and made the front row on the finals.
  • Jeff Bernard in the U-5 finished in second place and some big points in the finals.
  • Nate Brown ran a 160 in the U-17. Nate and Kip Brown did a great job racing this weekend and the Our Gang Racing has to be very pleased.
  • Brian Perkins in the U-48 also made the front row in the finals as well.

Jeff Bernard updates us on U-7 and J. Michael Kelly

"He bumped his knee and burned his ego. He's pretty bummed out. He and the boat should be ready for Seattle," said U-5 driver Jeff Bernard about his team-mate J. Michael Kelly on the ABRAHydroplanes.com website.

Kayleigh Perkins is engaged

KNDU reporter Scott Reister broke the news that UL-72 driver Kayleigh Perkins is engaged. Not the greatest picture but here's a screen grab off the TV set. The fiancee is the guy in the purple shirt standing on the dock over Kayleigh's shoulder.

Steve David wins Columbia Cup finals

1. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto
Steve David

2. U-5 FormulaBoats.com
Jeff Bernard

3. U-37 Hoss Mortgage Investors
J.W. Myers

4. U-16 Miss Elam Plus (started as trailer)
Dave Villwock

5. U-48 Whirlpool Presents Albert LeeBrian Perkins


6. U-17 West Pasco Family DentalKip Brown

7. U-22 Matrix Systems Automotive Finishes
Mike Webster

Kayleigh Perkins wins ULHRA final

U-72 Kayleigh Perkins held off Greg Hopp UL-1 and Ryan Mallow in the UL-19.

MORE PHOTOS: U-7 back at pits





We'll have some photo sequences of the flip coming later tonight (or tomorrow).

VIDEO: U-7 hoisted out of water back at pits

video

Right at the end of the video, you hear a camera click and see my thumb. Oops - was taking video with one hand and stills with the other....!

Finals line-up set; U-16 is trailer boat

Finals line-up (in order of points)

U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto ( Steve David )
U-37 Hoss Mortgage Investors ( J.W. Myers )
U-5 Formulaboats.com ( Jeff Bernard )
U-17 West Pasco Family Dental ( Kip Brown )
U-48 Whirlpool Presents Albert Lee ( Brian Perkins )
U-22 Matrix Systems Automotive Finishes ( Mike Webster )

Trailer: U-16 Miss Elam Plus ( Dave Villwock )

No provisional heat for Unlimiteds

U-100 has broken gearbox. Would have been U-100 vs. U-16. "If we'd have had the Jerry's Tavern (ready to go), we'd have slaughtered Villwock," joked Hopp.

Heat 3B Results

1. U37
2. U48
3. U22
DNF. U100

U100 put in a new engine right before the heat, but it didn't help.

Myers, with the fastest boat in the field, easily outran Hopp in the U100 to grab the lead. The U100 went dead letting Myers take the win.

A great race for second between U48 Brian Perkins and U22 Mike Webster. The boats traded places twice before Perkins put on some speed on the final turn for 2nd.

Myers know 2nd in points behind Steve David.

Porta-potty etiquette

Here's a tip: When using the porta-potty LOCK THE DOOR. I just saw a women get really embarassed.

JMK and U-7 update

Just talked to J. Michael. He's walking around the pits fine, but he still seems shaken up a bit. Who wouldn't be? Said boat just went upa bit and he couldn't get it to come back down.

Damage is too great to continue on, but crews optimistic for Seafair.

Heat 3A results

1. U1
2. U16
3. U5
4. U17

Dave Villwock needed a win to get into the last position in the final. Steve David led the first lap. Villwock was hanging in after starting in lane four and was half a roostertail behind David in lap two.

David hung on for the win.

U100

U100 swapping out an engine, right before the 3B heat.

May have been a fuel flow violation for U16

Either way, no points for Elam in the second set of heats. U16 can still make the final if more boats drop out or by winning provisional heat and then starting in final as trailer boat.

U-25 withdraws

Ken Muscatel done for the day.

Major change in Heat results

1. U37
2. U5
3. U22
DSQ. U16 ... N2 violation or fuel flow

no points for Dave Villwock

PHOTO: U7 upright

PHOTOS: U-7 topside

PHOTOS: Back end of U7 mangled

PHOTO: U7 back at dock

Heat 2B results

1. U16
2. U37
3. U5
4. U22

JW Myers won the race to the start with Jeff Bernard right behind, but Villwock had the lead by the exit pin of the first turn.

Myers running third reeled in the U5 for 2nd.

Heat 2A final results

1. U1
2. U17
3. U25
4. U100
5. U48
DNF. U7

JMK talks

"I pretty much walked away unscratched."

"It's a part of racing. It happens."

"Hopefully everything with the boat is OK."

JMK official update

JMK is doing very well. He was talking to the rescue crews. Checked out by medical folks and he's back in the pits and doing OK.

JMK back in pits

He was brought back to shore by the dive rescue team and walked back to the pits on his own..

Brian Perkins on U7 flip

Brian Perkins: "Scary situation in a heat. Any time something like that happens, it rips your heart out."

U-7 is being pulled off course in pieces.

U7 flip, heat 2a official

Early report, JMK appears OK.

Kip Brown: "I heard on the radio he's OK." Said water seemed smooth.


Steve David wins Heat 2A.

U7 goes over

J. Michael Kelly flipped in heat 2A. He is out of the cockpit.

Columbia Cup Stream for Mac Computers

thanks for the info Stephen!

I tried connecting using your website, but for some reason the stream isn't recognized by the Mac...even when I download Internet Explorer 9. So, I searched around and found this site and would recommend it to those Mac people that have found it impossible to get on board.

Great coverage...thank you KNDU. :-)

http://www.freeetv.com/modules.php?name=Video_Stream&page=watch&id=2461

more helicopter cameras to help officials

ANRA's Sam Cole asked us this morning to put a video camera in both of the helicopters to get good views of what happens on the course. hopefully it can help with any disputes like in Saturday's heat 1a.

UL Heat 2b

UL-72 Kayleigh Perkins nailed the start on the inside and ran to victory in UL Heat 2B. Relatively easy run for Kayleigh - winning by about half a course.

UL Heat 2a

UL-19 Ryan Mallow eked out a win over Greg Hopp in UL Heat 2A. A great race as the two within half a boat length for almost all of the last two laps.

Mallow outran Hopp to the finish for the win.

Video, coverage today and email us!

We're all tied up with live broadcast/stream today but we should have all the heats and inerviews being captured so we'll also be able to post the video later tonight.

Feedback on the live stream? Want to say hi? Want to let us know you're watching and where you are? Email news@kndu.com

Theoret's plans for Seattle

U-37's Jean Theoret says he plans to drive in Seattle.

U-3 done for the weekend

Bad luck continues to follow the Go3 Racing Team. The Grand View on the Lake is withdrawing from competition for the rest of the weekend. After an exciting 2nd place finish in Heat 1B of the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup Saturday, the team found a problem with the hull in the area of the skid fin that can't be fixed this weekend. The team will now focus on getting ready for racing next weekend at Seattle Seafair.