Congrads to Mr. Villwock and the Elam Plus U-1 hydroplane on winning the 2006 Tri-cities hydroplane race. Talk about a wild and windy afternoon...the final heat didn't start until 6:30 at night! They are going to have to start putting headlights on these things!
Check out this photo of the U-13 narrowly missing a full collision with the U-6 Oberto boat(they still hit the backend of the boat). Can you imagine what that must look like from up there???????
Not sure if it's global warming or what, but the races this week in Tri-cities were delayed due to strong winds and high heat.....so much so that 2 boats flipped, one of which, The Miss Elam, won the race!!!! Hard to believe that happened, but it's been done before in 1997 in the Miss Pico driven by Mark Evans.
Should be equally as crazy as they head to Seattle for Seafair!!!!