Kennewick: Series Friday qualifying summary

Steve David Tops Qualifiers And Wins Dash For Cash Kennewick, WA (July 24, 2009) Steve David (Lighthouse Point, Fla) set the Friday qualifying standard at the 2009 Lamb Weston Coumbia Cup, driving the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto to a lap speed of ...

Steve David Tops Qualifiers And Wins Dash For Cash

Kennewick, WA (July 24, 2009) Steve David (Lighthouse Point, Fla) set the Friday qualifying standard

at the 2009 Lamb Weston Coumbia Cup, driving the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto to a lap speed of 161.957, then joined three other fast qualifiers in the three lap "dash for cash," which he also won.

David's qualifying speed was eclipsed by Dave Villwock (Auburn, Wash) in the U-16 Ellstrom's Miss Elam Plus, who ran a lap over 162 late in the session. But the lap was disallowed due to a fuel flow infraction. VillIwock settled for second, with a lap of 160.367, which he posted earlier.

J Michael Kelly (Puyallup, Wash) was third on the ladder at 157.972 in the U-7 Graham Trucking, while Nate Brown (Preston, Wash) qualified fourth in the U-17, sponsored by West Pasco Family Dental.

In the four boat Dash For Cash, David drew lane four and had to contend with team mates Kelly and Jeff Bernard (Kent,Wash) who drew lanes one and two, and Brian Perkins in the U-47 Miss Albert Lee who was in lane three.

All four boats were close for two laps, with David moving out to a small advantage coming off the final turn and beating the field to the checkered flag. Bernard finished second, less than a boat length ahead of Kelly, with Perkins a close fourth.

"The red boats are fast," said David, referring to Bernard and Kelly. "It took everything we had to get around them. It's good to know we can run like that in lane four, because we hope to do well enough in the first heat to be sent to the outside in the second heat."

Testing and qualifying will continue at 8:30 am (PDT) Saturday, with heat 1-A scheduled to go at 2:00 pm. The final (championship) heat will take place at 5:05 pm Sunday.

-credit: apba

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