HPROP: Madison Regatta: Miss Budweiser race summary

Dave Villwock extends his O'Douls' National High Points lead in Madison. MADISON, Ind., July 7, 2002 -- Dave Villwock, in Round 2 of the 2002 Budweiser Unlimited Hydroplane Series presented by Crusin' Auto, extended his O'Douls' National High ...

Dave Villwock extends his O'Douls' National High Points lead in Madison.

MADISON, Ind., July 7, 2002 -- Dave Villwock, in Round 2 of the 2002 Budweiser Unlimited Hydroplane Series presented by Crusin' Auto, extended his O'Douls' National High Points total to 291 points, despite placing third in the final heat. Villwock boosted his championship lead over Mike Hanson in the U-9 by 52 points. This weekend's final heat winner was Nate Brown in the U-16 boat who is third in championship points with 237 points. Villwock, piloting Bernie Little's Miss Budweiser placed first in heats one and two and second in the third heat. Villwock had qualified second this weekend with a speed of 150.117 mph.

"I had to start the final heat in lane four, on the outside, and there was no way we were going to beat Nate who was faster than us earlier today" Villwock said."We probably could have placed second, but my face mask came off in the score up turn (in the final heat) and it took me a second or two to get it back on which cost the Miss Budweiser team some important time."

O'Doul's High Points Update-- Dave Villwock extend his O'Doul's National High Points standings by 52 over Mike Hanson in the U-9 who is second in the standings with 239 points, followed closely by Nate Brown in the U-16 boat with 237 points. Terry Troxell in the U-99 is in fourth place with 230 points and Mark Tate in the U-2 Miss Trendwest rounds out the top five with 194 points.

"It was a good day for points," said Miss Budweiser owner Bernie Little."We'd like to win every race, but when that's not possible, we'll be sure to place well for the points. Dave (Villwock) is good at making that happen, so is the rest of the Miss Budweiser team."

Round 3: APBA Gold Cup Race-- Next weekend Dave Villwock and Miss Budweiser will head to Detroit for Round 3 of the 2002 Unlimited Hydroplane Series and the Chrysler/Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup. The Gold Cup has a long and prestigious history as the oldest continually awarded trophy in all of motorsports. The first Gold Cup race was held in 1904.

Statistically Speaking-- Villwock, who has been racing Unlimited Hydroplanes since 1992, has 37 wins, five series championships and four APBA Gold Cups to his credit. Little is competing in his 40th consecutive year of Unlimited hydroplane competition. Since 1963, Little's Miss Budweiser team has claimed 132 Unlimited victories, 21 world championships and 13 APBA Gold Cups.

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