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2011 Seafair Hydroplane Races: Villwock Wins Heat 1A While Brown, Perkins Battle For Second

Dave Villwock notched an impressive victory in Heat 1A of the 2011 Seafair Hydroplane Races.

The 2011 Seafair Hydroplane Races is underway, and so far things are progressing just as one would think as Heat 1A is in the books. Dave Villwock in the U-96 took a commanding lead after the first turn and never let up from there. He maintained the lead and cruised to victory.

Behind Villwock, Kip Brown took second in the U-17. He barely held off Brian Perkins down the stretch, who placed third in the U-21 and made it an interesting battle for the second and third spots.

Scott Liddycoat in the U-7 was antsy early and it affected his race. Liddycoat had to ease off of the start line at the start of the race, and his necessary cautiousness served as a disadvantage in the early stages of the contest when Villwock, Brown and Perkins sped off. Liddycoat never made up ground on the top-3 and finished the day in fourth.

 Mark Evans (U-57) and Ken Muscatel (U-25) rounded out the group with finishes of fifth and sixth, respectively.