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David, Oh Boy! Oberto capture unlimited series high-points title

Steve David has raced unlimited hydroplanes for 23 years, taking six series driving championships. - Courtesy photo
Steve David has raced unlimited hydroplanes for 23 years, taking six series driving championships.
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Steve David drove the Kent-based U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto to three heat victories to secure the Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series championship during the first day of the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Race officials moved the start of the event up to Thursday after seeing a weather forecast that predicted high winds on Doha Bay for today and Saturday.

David drove to wins in Heats 1B, 2B and 3A, earning enough points to secure the championship while rival Dave Villwock, the defending series champion, has his worst day of the season. Villwock started the day with a fuel violation in 1A, hit a buoy in 2A and did not start in 3A.

Other heat winners included Jimmy Shane in the U-5 Graham Trucking, Brian Perkins in the U-88 Snoqualmie Casino and Jon Zimmerman in the U-9 Jones Racing.

Race officials plan to complete the event as weather permits today and Saturday.

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