Scott Liddycoat (l) & Cal Phipps in Heat 1B
Heat 1A was filled with questions as the final results were not confirmed until well after Heat 1B had been completed. But there was no question as to who won. Cal Phipps in the Dalton Industries hydroplane decisively captured Heat 1A.
“It was real tough in there at the start with the boats almost bumping each other, it was like an old five-liter race,” said Phipps. “I found myself tucked in on the inside and found some space and then took off.”
Race officials had to look at the video to sort out the final results.
The first unlimited heat starts Sunday at 1:40 PM with the championship final scheduled for 4:10 PM. Check http://www.sandiegobayfair.org/ for the full schedule of the day’s activities.
SAN DIEGO BAYFAIR SATURDAY PRELIMINARY HEATS
1-Cal Phipps, U-27 Dalton Industries, 149.564
2-Jesse Robertson, U-7 Graham Trucking II, 135.068
3-Scott Liddycoat, U-9 811 / Red Dot, 133.237
4-Jimmy King, U-3 Home Street Bank, 127.280
5-Brian Perkins, U-21 All Access Rentals, 137.738
1-Jimmy Shane, U-1 Oberto Beef Jerky, 154.504
2-J. Michael Kelly, U-5 Graham Trucking, 151.184
3-Kevin Eacret, U-100 Miss CARSTAR, 128.709
4- Tom Thompson, U-11 Peters & May, 130.222