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Stocklin nabs photo finish in UL heat 2C

During the course of heat 2C, Kelly Stocklin gradually reeled in the leaders in his UL-40 King & Bunny’s Appliances, eventually nipping Charles Xaudaro in the UL-98 Atomic Screen Printing at the finish line to win the heat.

Driving the antiquated UL-98 — the oldest boat in the pits by a pretty wide margin — Xaudaro hooked up in an early pitched battle with brother Vince in the UL-929 Ice Harbor Brewery. That battle ended in lap 3 when Vince lost control of the 929 coming out of turn 2 and went dead in the water.

From there, Stocklin went to work, eventually passing the older boat on the outside for the victory.

Charles Xaudaro was second, followed by Mike Sadlon in the UL-89 Lake Trash Apparel presents No Excuses Racing.

Joe Souza missed the start in the UL-39 Rouly Heat Exchangers presents Napa Auto Parts.

The B main for UL boats is set for a little over an hour from now, followed by the final at 4:30 p.m.