Tri-Cities Friday notes

TRI-CITIES, Wash -- The first day of the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup saw the arrival of two new boats to the American Boat Racing Association circuit, and driver Dave Villwock (Auburn, Wash.) in the U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus continuing to lead the...

TRI-CITIES, Wash -- The first day of the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup saw the arrival of two new boats to the American Boat Racing Association circuit, and driver Dave Villwock (Auburn, Wash.) in the U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus continuing to lead the way, breaking the course qualification speed record at 165.687 mph, The only other boat over 160 mph, was the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto, driven by Steve David (Lighthouse Point, Fla.) with a speed of 160.599.

U-21 Meyers' Auto Tech, driven by rookie Brian Perkins (Black Diamond, Wash.) and the U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving driven by David Williams (Des Moines, Washington) made their debut on the 2007 circuit. The U-21 is a brand new boat from San Diego, Calif., that touched the water for the first time today.

Villwock has won the first three races of the ABRA series and is the defending champion in Tri-Cities.

2007 Lamb Weston Columbia Cup
Qualification Speeds, after Day 1

U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus, Dave Villwock (Auburn, Wash.) 165.687

U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto, Steve David (Lighthouse Point, Fla.) 160.599

U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing, Jean Theoret (Maple Grove, Quebec)158.559

U-10 Hoss Mortgage Investors, David Bryant (Mesa, Ariz.) 154.469

U-3 Hoss Mortgage Investors II Presents Ronald McDonald House, Jimmy King (Warren, Mich.) 153.546

U-13 Spirit of Detroit, J. Michael Kelly (Puyallup, Wash.) 151.911

U-25 Superior Racing, Ken Muscatel (Seattle, Wash.) 147.717

U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving, David Williams (Des Moines, Wash.) 144.392

U-9 Miss Conover Insurance, Chris Bertram (Enumclaw, Wash.) 143.861

U-21 Meyers' Auto Tech, Brian Perkins (Black Diamond, Wash.) 137.186

-credit: abra

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