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Villwock closer to high-points title

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

South Kitsap graduate Dave Villwock earned win number 64 on Sunday, claiming the H1-Unlimited hydroplane race in San Diego at Bayfair.

Driving the U-96 Spirit of Qatar, Villwock easily held off Kip Brown in the U-17 Miss Red Dot in the final heat in 154.109 mph. Brown finished in 148.149.

Villwock holds the overall points lead with 1,600 as the series heads to Doha, Qatar, Nov. 17-19 for the final race of the season. Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto is in second place with 1,425.

Villwock is seeking his first national championship in four years.

Villwock Going for Record Thursday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Oryx Cup UIM Championships get underway Thursday in Doha Bay, Qatar and Port Orchard native Dave Villwock. Villwock is in prime position to win the National High Points title, his first since 2007.

Here’s the link to the story.

Hydro Season Wrapping Up Next Week

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The Oryx Cup, the season-ending unlimited hydroplane race in Doha, Qatar, is No. 18-20.
The race for the national high points title will be decided that weekend as South Kitsap product Dave Villwock and Oh Boy! Oberto driver Steve David are in a tight battle.

Hydros Ready to Return to San Diego

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Dave Villwock in the U-96 Spirit of Qatar will be back on the water this weekend in San Diego. Villwock, a South Kitsap product, is fighting with U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto driver Steve David for the High Points National Title. Villwock is still chasing history. A win this weekend would tie him with Chip Hanauer for second on the sport’s win list.

Villwock Top Qualifier in Tri-Cities

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Dave Villwock in the U-96 Spirit of Qatar leads qualifying at the Columbia Cup in Kennewick.
Complete results can be found here.
Villwock has 60 career wins. A win on Sunday would tie him with Chip Hanauer for second on the sport’s win list. Bill Muncey is No. 1 with 62 career wins.
For more Columbia Cup coverage, click here.

Third Straight Gold Cup for Villwock

Monday, July 12th, 2010

After a rough first weekend of racing, South Kitsap product Dave Villwock wins the Gold Cup.
It was Villwock’s 60th win, meaning he could tie Bill Muncey’s career record when he races in Seattle next month. A win in Tri-Cities, the hydros next stop, would tie Villwock with Chip Hanauer for second place.

Villwock Top Qualifer at Gold Cup

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The South Kitsap grad turned in the top time. You can see results here.

Villwock Ready to Defend Gold Cup Title

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The biggest race on the hydroplane circuit is the Gold Cup in Detroit, which is this weekend.
South Kitsap grad Dave Villwock is the defending champ.
He’s the only Gold Cup winner in this year’s field.
Villwock has seven Gold Cups. He’s one behind Bill Muncey. Chip Hanauer has the record with 12.
Here’s an interesting story on the dangers of hydro racing.

No H1 Unlimited Hydros at Evansville This Year

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Dave Villwock, a Port Orchard native, won’t be taking the U-96 Spirit of Qatar boat to Evansville, Ind., this season.

Here’s a link to get you up-to-speed on the season. It looks like the Thunder on the Ohio race, which has been run the past 40 years, won’t happen due to economic reasons.

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