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Old 06-29-2003, 06:07 PM
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Thumbs up Piston Power wins at Evansville

U3 Master Tire with Mitch Evans driving with a Allison won the seasons 1st Unlimited Hydroplane race

Steve David did not qualify for the final..


First piston win since '89

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Cool about the piston engine, hope they keep them factored in to run with the turbines, bet it was a show
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Damn! That's sweet!
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Steve will definitely have some essplainin' to do!
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Here's the sweet power plant.

The average speed for the 5 lap final was 140.5 over the 2+ mile closed river course. The Bud lost it's prop before the start of the final and was a DNS.
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damn awsoem to hear about the piston win!!!!!!! Those allisons are trick!

as for steve david. I'm sure he'll get in the groove. Aren't they/he in an entirely new boat this season.
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puder, yes he is in a new boat. I hope it's just a little adjustment in the setup. I know he is expecting to be a lot more competitive this season.


Miss Bud lost a prop? I know it's a drop in the bucket for them, but that has to cost as much as a engine for me.
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I read one time that a prop for a hydro was around $20,000.
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Damn, my whole team would be out there with scuba gear for $20K. Was Bernie in charge of the prop nut?
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Bernie passed away a little while ago.
Awesome that a piston craft won. It has been a long time.
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