Paul Becker got the early jump in his UL-14 Miss Critical Logic, and held off J. Craig Fletcher to win heat 2B of Unlimited Lights action.
Becker and Fletcher are both benefiting from improved programs that feature two of the best second-hand hulls in the sport.
Fletcher, winner of last weekend’s Unlimited Lights race in Polson, Mont., settled in for second place, assuring his UL-13 Celtic Racing a spot in the final heat.
Terry Troxell was third in the UL-8 Numerica Credit Union, while Al Carstensen nursed the ailing UL-6 Gresham Well Drilling-Jesfield Construction home in fourth.
The unlimited lights B main will be run at 3 p.m., followed by the final at 4:30 p.m.