Boy! Oberto prevails
hydro opener in Evansville
The U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison came out of the gates
strong in the opener of the American Boat Racing Association's 2005
season by winning the Freedom Festivals Unlimited hydroplane race
June 26 in Evansville, Ind.
by Ron Harsin
Unlimited driver Steve David
is all smiles after winning
in Evansville, Ind., on June 26.
Pilot Steve David got a good start and held on for the
victory over hard-charging J.W. Myers in the U-16 Miss Elam Plus, which
was right on his tail at the finish. Jimmy King in the U-3 Master Tire
was third. Dick Lynch in the U-5 Formulaboats.com was fourth. The U-8
Llumar Window Film did not start.
This meant a lot to me today, said David afterward. Its
just too bad my dad and mom couldnt be here to see it; they are
in heaven now. Were going to savor this for a long time.
Miss Madison owner-representative Bob Hughes praised the team, saying,
This is tremendous. Its a pretty good way to start the year.
I couldnt be more proud.
On Saturday, driver Ken Muscatel beached his U-25 hydro when he lost
steering power. That put him out of the competition for the weekend.
The team returns to Madison to prepare for the Madison Regatta in the
second event of seven on the season schedule. The race teams say the
competition is wide open this year without the powerful Miss Budweiser
in the field. Anheuser-Busch pulled out of the sport at the end of last
The Madison Regatta takes place July 1-3 on the Ohio River.
For information, visit: www.madisonregatta.com
or call (812) 265-5000.
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