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San Diego Preview and Three 2 Think About

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HydroDan's Deck2Deck Racing Inc.

The domestic portion of the 2013 H1 season comes full circle and returns to the Golden State where it began roughly four months ago. After a one-year hiatus in 2009, Bayfair once again appears to be on stable footing and features several classes of boats on the water. A strong tradition of big league boat racing in San Diego lives on for this, the 46th unlimited hydroplane race on Mission Bay. This weekend’s winner will take home the prestigious Bill Muncey Cup, named for the legendary San Diego native.

The final stop of the seven race 2013 H1 season will feature a field of nine of the fastest race boats in the world. A slim 43-point margin is all that separates the top two H1 race teams in points, while a mere 39-point interval exists between the top two Deck2Deck Fantasy Players. There is no reason to hold back now as H1 racers and D2D players vie for all the money, marbles, and chalk this weekend in sun-drenched San Diego, California.

HydroDan’s Three 2 Think About:

Down and Out: Due to the severe transom damage sustained following a thrown prop in Coeur d’Alene, the solid and speedy U-9 Red Dot will not compete this weekend. If your fantasy strategy included playing the 9 in San Diego, it’s time to come up with a new game plan for the season finale.

The Race For #1: The U-5 Graham Trucking with Jimmy Shane at the wheel has now beaten Steven David and the U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto in the two previous races. In doing so, Shane has closed the national points gap to a virtual dead heat. Expect these two teams to compete with aggression as they duel for the honor of wearing the treasured U-1 designation in 2014. If you are lucky enough to have either one of these boats left in your quiver, it’s time to draw your final arrow and release.

Who’s Left? If you, like many others, have previously selected the upper echelon H1 boats (U-5, U-1, U-9, U-95, U-37) you may want to consider selecting the U-11 out of the remaining field (U-14, U-22, U-57, and U-100). At the Diamond Cup in Coeur d’Alene the U-11 Peters & May team captured two second place finishes during elimination heats and showed promising flashes of speed. It appears driver Tom Thompson has grown in comfort and confidence as the season has progressed.

Posted on: Sep 11 2013 09:03 PM UTC Edited on: Sep 11 2013 09:04 PM UTC
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