PHOTO SEQUENCE: Shows what happened right before U-16 flips

Chris Denslow captures the best angle I've seen so far of the run-up to the U-16 flip. U-16 and U-1 are very close together on the turn. Decide for yourself what happens, but the boats appear feet apart at one part right before the flip.

View Chris Denslow's photos of Heat 1A flip >>

VIDEO: Reverse angle on Villwock flip

Thunder on the Ohio Heat 1A Villwock flips from Switching Granny on Vimeo.

PHOTO SEQUENCE: U-16 Flip at Evansville




PHOTOS: James Crisp

Jeff Bernard on win

"When I saw the U3 go down, I had a big smile,” said U-5 FormulaBoats.com driver Jeff Bernard. “Then I looked to my right and I saw my teammate J Michael Kelly. Well I knew I had my work cut out for me.

“We have two boats for one team but when it comes to that last heat, it is every man for himself.”

Gotta feel bad for Ed Cooper's U-3 team...

They had the finals won with a comfortable lead in lap three of the five lap final. Their problem all season has been engines, but this time it was a prop. The boat was unable to finish.

U-5 Jeff Bernard wins Evansville - Final Results

Final Results

  1. U-5 FormulaBoats.com - Jeff Bernard
  2. U-7 Graham Trucking - J. Michael Kelly
  3. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  4. U-100 Mirageboats.com - Greg Hopp
  5. U-25 Mr. Home Loan - Ken Muscatel
  6. U-16 Elam (U-17 running as U-16) - Nate Brown
    STARTED AS TRAILER

    DNF. U-3 Master Tire -Jimmy King

Provisional Heat

1. U-16 Elam (U-17 running as U-16) - Nate Brown
2. U-48 Albert Lee - Brian Perkins

U-16/Nate Brown will be the trailer in the finals.

Heat 3B Results

Heat 3B Results

  1. U-3 Master Tire
    Jimmy King
  2. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto
    Steve David
  3. U-100 Mirageboats.com
    Greg Hopp
  4. U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus
    (U-17 running as U-16 with Nate Brown driving)

    Nate Brown
  5. U-22 Matrix Systems Automotive Finishes
    Mike Webster

U-17 will drive as U-16 for rest of weekend

Erik Ellstrom has purchased the U17 Our Gang Racing as his back up hull. Nate Brown will be the driver for the Elam Plus. Motors have been transfered to the U16 back-up hull.

Heat 3A Results

Heat 3A Results

  1. U-5 FormulaBoats.com
    Jeff Bernard
  2. U-7 Graham Trucking
    J. Michael Kelly
  3. U-37 Renton Coil Spring
    Jean Theoret
  4. U-25 Mister Home Loan
    Ken Muscatel
  5. U-48 Whirlpool Presents Albert Lee
    Brian Perkins

Heat 2B Results

Heat 2B Results

1. U-5 Formulaboats.com - Jeff Bernard
2. U-3 Master Tire - Jimmy King
3. U-37 Renton Coil Springs - Jean Theoret
4. U-100 Mirageboats.com - Greg Hopp
DNS. U-17 Seal Shield/ActiVwater -Kip Brown

Elam team has flipped and won before

The U-16 Elam was brought back to shore after the flip in Heat 1A, but was unable to make the start for Heat 2A. The Elam team withdrew for the heat, but has not withdrawn for the weekend while they assess the damage to the boat. You may remember that Dave Villwock and the Elam team managed to win a race in the Tri-Cities after flipping and putting the boat back together in 2006.

Villwock's 2006 Flip and win in Tri-CIties: Story, Photos, Video >>

PHOTO: U-16 Elam flip


PHOTO: Dean Edwards

Heat 2A Results

Heat 2A Results

1. U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
2. U-7 Graham Trucking - J. Michael Kelly
3. U-25 Mr Home Loan - Ken Muscatel
4. U-48 Albert Lee - Brian Perkins
5. U-22 Airbag Services - Mike Webster

DNS. U-16 Elam - Dave Villwock

Heat 1B Results

  1. U-5 FormulaBoats.com
    Jeff Bernard
    135.636
  2. U-100 Mirageboats.com
    Greg Hopp
    133.116
  3. U-17 Seal Shield
    Kip Brown
    128.485
  4. U-25 Mister Home Loan
    Ken Muscatel
    125.868
  5. U-22 Matrix Systems Automotive Finishes

Heat 1A Results

  1. U-3 Master Tire
    Jimmy King
    142.326
  2. U-7 Graham Trucking
    J. Michael Kelly
    136.451
  3. U-37 Renton Coil Spring
    Jean Theoret
    128.054
  4. U-48 Whirlpool Presents Albert Lee
    Brian Perkins
    121.837

    DNF - Flipped: Watch video >>
    U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus
    Dave Villwock

    DSQ
    U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto
    Steve David

URGENT! U-16 Elam flips in Heat 1A, U-1 DSQ

Going into the final turn on the final lap of Heat 1A, U-1 Steve David was ahead with U-16 Dave Villwock closing. Villwock went up and over and landed upside down. He was able to get out of the boat and is back in the pits.

Afetr review, David was disqualified and the U-3 was declared the winner of Heat 1A.

Watch video of flip >>
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