Jimmy Shane declared San Diego race winner!

Holy cow! 6 Oh Boy! Oberto disqualified for a flagrant fuel violation in the final. That means Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking is the winner at San Diego.

Final order of finish
Official

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  3. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  4. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
    STARTED AS TRAILER BOAT
  5. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
DNF. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
DSQ. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David

SOURCE: H1

SAN DIEGO 2012: Steve David & 6 Oh Boy! Oberto win North American Championship

PHOTO:  Niles Mayfield
UPDATED SUNDAY 730PM:  H1 Officials have disqualified the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto and Steve David for a flagrant fuel violation, awarding the fictor to Jimmy Shane and the 5 Graham Trucking... details to follow.

Finals Results - Unofficial
  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto -Steve David
  2. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  3. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  4. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  5. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
    STARTED AS TRAILER BOAT
  6. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
DNF. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat

In the winner-take-all finals, it was Jimmy Shane in the 5 Graham Trucking grabbing the inside lane.   Steve David in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto in lane two and Dave Villwock in the 1 Spirit of Qatar in lane three.

Shane hit the start line first, but Steve David grabbed the lead coming out of the first turn.  Shane stayed right on his hip, but at the Sea World turn, David pulled father ahead.  Villwock in lane three had fallen back a bit.

In lap two, Shane closed the gap.  Shane and David went side-by-side, but David pulled back ahead  at the end of lap two.  At the end of lap three, it stayed a two boat race.  Villwock stayed in third. 

At the start of the final lap, it was only a three boat lead for David, but he started to lengthen it out and won by a little less than a roostertail.




SAN DIEGO 2012: Tommy Thompson and 11 Peters & May win Provisional Race

PHOTO:  Scott Przybylski
Winner gets a spot in the finals, but must trail the field.

Provisional Results:
  1. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  2. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
  3. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin
It was a three boat race, but it quickly thinned to two as Thompson and Evans fought it out.  Evans led out of the first turn, but Thompson passed him up and put on some speed.  Thompson out-ran Evans to the finish.

Hydro-News.com reports a second Qatar race is being added

Hydro News has learned from multiple sources that an additional race will be added to the 2012 H1 Unlimited schedule. The teams willl be racing two times in Doha, Qatar to end the 2012 season.


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SAN DIEGO 2012: Heat 3B - Dave Villwock & 1 Spirit of Qatar Win

PHOTO:  Lisa Courneya
Heat 3B Results
  1. 1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock
  2. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  3. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  4. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin
All eyes were on Heat 3B as it put the season's top boats, the 1 Spirit of Qatar and the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto in the same heat. Dave Villwock needed to pick up points after not being able to finish the second set of heats. He had the team's back-up engine, its last, in the boat.

As they came up to the start-line, Dave Villwock in lane two hit the line first and came out of the first turn in first.  But Steve David in lane one was just a boat length behind.  They ran close for most of the first lap, but Villwock picked up speed on lap two and went way out in front, about two roostertails on David. 



SAN DIEGO 2012: Heat 3A - 5 Graham Trucking & Jimmy Shane win

Jimmy Shane and the Graham Trucking continued their great run this season with another heat victory.

Shane grabbed the inside lane with Tommy Thomson in the 11 Peters & May in lane two.  Shane hit the line first and came out of the first turn and sprinted out to a four boat lead.  Thompson and Zimmerman had a good race for second.  Scott Liddycoat was late to the start and paid the price, having to start in 5th and reel in Mark Evans to move into 4th.

Zimmeran, meanwhile, passed up Thompson and tried to move in on Shane, but didn't have the boat speed to run him down.

Heat 3A Results

  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  3. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  4. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat

    DNF.  57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans

SAN DIEGO 2012: 6 Oh Boy! Oberto & Steve David win Heat 2B

PHOTO:  6 Facebook Page
The saltwater has started to take it stoll on equipment this weekend in San Diego.  Before the heat, the 37 Beacon Plumbing withdrew from Heat 2B, and then later withdrew for the rest of the weekend.

The disappointing weekend continued for Kip Brown in the 17 Miss Red Dot, which had mechanical problems Saturday.  Prior to the start of the heat, the Our Gang Racing team asked for a little more time to finish up work on the boat, but was denied by H1.  In the water, the 17 started strong, but went dead in the water.  It was restarted, but headed back to the pits.

Meanwhile, Steve David in the 6 Oh Boy! Oberto ran to a relatively easy win. 

Heat 2B Results
  1. 6 Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
  2. 100 Fox Plumbing - Greg Hopp
  3. 18 Bucket List Racing - Kelly Stocklin

    DNF.  17 Red Dot - Kip Brown
    DNS.  37 Beacon Plumbing - J. Michael Kelly

SAN DIEGO 2012: 5 Graham Trucking & Jimmy Shane wins Heat 2A

PHOTO:  Scott Przybylski via HydroNews
Jimmy Shane won the heat, but the big news is the flame-out of the 1 Spirit of Qatar (literally).  On the backstretch of Heat 2A, flames came shooting out the back of Dave Villwock's boat, forcing him to shut it down.  The Ellstrom team has just one engine remaining...

Heat 2A Results
  1. 5 Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane
  2. 9 Jones Racing - Jon Zimmerman
  3. 88 Degree Men - Scott Liddycoat
  4. 11 Peters & May - Tommy Thompson
  5. 57 Miss DiJulio - N. Mark Evans
    ONE LAP PENALTY - HIT A LANE MARKER

    DNF.  1 Spirit of Qatar - Dave Villwock