Remember the movie Maverick, when they were playing cards and it was found that one of the guys was a gunslinger and Maverick pulled his gun before the kid new what the heck happened and Jodie Foster kept asking was that fast???? Well someone today kept saying is that hot, heck yes it was hot 98 degrees and counting, YIKES...... Oh the racing was hot as well
Brent Johannsen does just a great job of putting this all together and we appreciate what he does for the USTS.
500R led us off today and the question was, " Was Andrew Thirlby fast, well was he??? He took 2/3 heats going away, and i mean going away. The GunJumping police got him in the second heat though and that opened the door for his dad Mike to put together 3 good heats to win over all, with Andrew second and Jared Gryskiewicz finishing 3rd.
Brian Payn scared the bejeebers out of us as in the 3rd heat going past the middle pin in the 1st turn that runabout jumped off the water and went skyward, the back of the boat, a good 3 to 4 feet off the water. It rolled left, came back right, and came down on the bottom like a ton of bricks, but right side up. I think his knees were probably through the bottom, but Brian was okay. He said when it went up it was a surprise, and thought oh this is going to hurt, but providence was with him and all turned out well.
350H came up next with a real donneybrook headed to the 3rd heat with Josh Burton, Gary Buskirk, and Amy Nydahl, all with 600/625 points headed to that all important 3rd heat.
Buskirk, the 2013 National Champion and USTS High Point Champ took the lead with Josh right behind him, Amy was off the pace with a loaded up endgine, but eventually ended up off the course and left it to Johsh and Gary. Josh was catching him in the 3rd lap bottom corner, but the boat hooked a bit coming out and Gary Set sail for the win.