San Diego 2012: Heat 1A Results - Dave Villwock wins

PHOTO:  Lisa Courneya
Heat 1A Re-Start Results
  1. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  2. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  3. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  4. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
  5. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
Heat 1A was black-flagged on the first attempt after Kip Brown was forced to shut down the 17 Red Dot in the first turn right before the race.  Too dangerous to keep the heat going.  It meant Kip saved the equipment from further damage, but he was not allowed to take part in the re-start.

When the heat got back underway, it was Jimmy Shane grabbing the inside lane again.  Dave Villwock took lane two as they came up to the start line.  As they hit the start line, Shane immediately grabbed the lead, but Villwock was right on his hip.  Greg Hopp was in third.

On the backstretch, Villwock hammered the 1 Spirit of Qatar and took the lead.  Shane stayed right by Villwock at the end of lap one - less than two boat lengths.  But the Qatar's boat speed was too much for the 5 Graham Trucking.  Villwock started to pull away, going out to a roostertail lead in lap two.  Racers settled in and held their positions.

With the 400 points for both Villwock and Steve David on Saturday, David kept his thin margin lead in the National High Points season championship.

San Diego 2012: Heat 1B Results - Steve David wins

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Heat 1B Results
  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  2. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
  3. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  4. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

    DNF.  37 Beacon Plumbing - J. Michael Kelly
    ONE LAP PENALTY - JUMPED THE GUN

J. Michael Kelly grabbed lane one with Steve David in lane two and Scott Liddycoat in lane three at the start.  Kelly led David across the start line, but the start went under review.

We had a great race for the first lap.  At the end of lap one, David was slightly ahead of Kelly, but coming out of the first turn, Kelly grabbed it back.  Back and forth they went with David taking the lead back on the back stretch and started to lengthen it out.

But wait!  The 37 had a one lap penalty for hitting the line early and Kelly backed off the pedal.

David stretched it out to a roostertail lead over Scott Liddycoat to take the checkered flag.  Meanwhile, Kelly took the 37 back into the pits - apparently for mechnical issues - giving up points.

Heat 1A Shutdown

Heat 1A was stopped when Kip Brown in the 17 Red Dot went dead in turn one right before the start.  Officials decided it created a dangerous situation and put out the black flag.  At the time of the stoppage, Jimmy Shane and Dave Villwock were side-by-side coming out of the second turn and headed toward start-finish at the end of lap one.