Thirteen unlimiteds attempted to qualify Saturday afternoon, with Dave Villwock in the U-96 Spirit of Qatar coming up with the fastest time at 160.892 mph.
Kip Brown in the U-17 Miss Red Dot was second at 156.565, and Steve David in the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto was third at 155.844.
Now keep in mind these are unofficial times until H1 officials approve them after checking the boats' little black boxes, checking for N2 violations.
Other speeds: JW Myers in the U-11 Stevenson Roofing presents Peters & May at 153.149; Jeff Bernard in the U-5 Graham Trucking at 152.261; Mike Webster in the U-22 Great Scott! Presents Campaign WSU at 149.571; Jon Zimmerman of the U-9 Miss VisitTRI-CITIES.com at 149.417; Brian Perkins in the U-21 Albert Lee Appliance at 148.644; Scott Liddycoat in the U-7 Valken.com at 146.527; Greg Hopp in the U-100 Beacon Plumbing at 143.857; Mark Evans in the U-57 Formulaboats.com at 142.220; and Dr. Ken Muscatel in the U-25 97 Rock at 131.125.
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J.Michael Kelly couldn't get 88 Degree Men going as the team is struggling with throttle problems.
The U-99 Miss HAPO Credit Union was towed into the pits during the first round of qualifying. Boat owner Fred Leland added a second boat to the fleet this weekend.
Ryan Mallow is expected to drive the boat.