News 12 @ 11 Sunday May 20
Augusta, GA--After a ten year hiatus F1 style boat racing returned to Augusta for what became a spectacular race. Pole sitter, Shaun Torrente of Miami was beaten to the second lap flag by veteran teammate Todd Bowden who dominated the event only to be sidelined with mechanical problems halfway into the race. The disappointed California driver had the best seat in the house as he sat in the middle of the race course to watch his teammate battle to hold off the hard charging Fairchild, but couldn’t keep him at bay. “Chris had his boat dialed in today and he drove a great race, so he deserves the win”, stated the Miami driver. “It was either crash trying or win”. After a bad year last year, I just wanted to start the season off with a win for my Lee Ramsey and my team so badly”, stated the winner from Illinois.
Third place went to the 2006 Champion, Terry Rinker and his Rinker/Amsoil team. Fourth place went to New York’s Wyatt Nelson who drove a fine race under massive pressure four-time series champion Tim Seebold of the Bud Light team. Seebold had issues with his new boat opting for his backup being to start last. Seebold moved up five spots on the first lap only to get stuck riding around behind Nelson and Rinker the rest of the day.