Video of Villwock’s Latest Airborne Adventure

Port Orchard native Dave Villwock and the U-16 Ellstrom Plus had a scary flight during a heat at Sunday’s Thunder on the Ohio unlimited hydroplane race. Villwock came out of the flip with minor injuries — a contusion over an eye and a bruised leg.

Here’s the video of the crash on the Ohio River.

Nate Brown’s drove the U-17 Elam hydro in Heat 3A and looks like it’ll be the trailer in finals after winning a provisional heat.

We’ll provide more updates as we get them.

Villwock’s last crash was on the Columbia River in 2006. His worst crash was in 1997, also in the Columbia Cup in Richland. He was driving the Miss Budweiser and that crash cost him two fingers on his right hand. He underwent 15 surgeries at Harborview Medical Center.

Villwock currently has 59 career victories on the unlimited circuit, trailing only Bill Muncey (62) and Chip Hanauer (61). The circuit has one more race tentatively scheduled for Nov. 14 in Doha, Qatar.


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