David wears new flak jacket in U-1

July 30, 2011 

KENNEWICK -- Steve David, driver of the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto, has a new flak jacket to wear in the cockpit when he drives the boat.

"The company fitted it to me with a mold yesterday and had it delivered this morning," said David. "I decided to wear it and give it a try today. It works so far, so good."

David broke some ribs during the Madison, Ind., race earlier this month when he and Dave Villwock, driving the U-96 Spirit of Qatar, collided during the final heat.

He missed the Detroit Gold Cup to let the ribs heal.

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