South Kitsap graduate Dave Villwock earned win number 64 on
Sunday, claiming the H1-Unlimited hydroplane race in San Diego at
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
Villwock is seeking his first national championship in four
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
Here’s the link to the story.
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.
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
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.
Dave Villwock in the U-96 Spirit of Qatar leads qualifying at
the Columbia Cup in Kennewick.
Complete results can be found
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.
After a rough first weekend of racing, South Kitsap product Dave
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.
The South Kitsap grad turned in the top time. You can see
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.
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.