Steve David, the 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.