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Next Race

Fri Aug 11 2023

Pothole Heroes On Pole For Race 1 At The Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge

  • Title challengers line up in P2 and P3

Pothole Heroes produced a stunning first lap to storm to the top of the times sheets in official qualifying and will start race 1 of the Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge from Pole Position.

In difficult conditions, driving rain and poor visibility, Carlos de Quesada and Johnny Tomlinson were third out onto the 6-mile course and ripped up the form book on their opening and only lap with a time of 3:39.48s to smash the provisional pole time of 3:45.12s set by championship leaders Darren Nicholson and Giovanni Carpitella in 222 Offshore by over five seconds.

Title challengers Steve Curtis and Brit Lilly posted their best of 3:49.75 on their second run but were well off the pace in Huski Ice Spritz and will start from P3.

XINSURANCE/Goodboy Vodka’s Randy Kent and Grant Bruggemann maintained their impressive form in just their second outing together to go fourth fastest with 3:50.02 to edge dfYoung by just over two seconds, with Monster Energy/M Con Racing in sixth ahead of Defalco.

Race 1 of the Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge, round 4 of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, starts at 1.30 pm CDT/Local and will be streamed live on and social media channels.

Live Feed Event Information

Qualifying Lap Times

Team Name Boat # Class Driver Throttle Lap 1 Lap 2
Pothole Heroes 022 Class 1 Carlos de Quesada Johnny Tomlinson 3:39:48 -
222 Offshore 222 Class 1 Darren Nicholson Giovanni Carpitella 3.45.12 3:46.80
Huski Ice Spritz 01 Class 1 Brit Lilly Steve Curtis 3.50.50 3:49:75
XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka 11 Class 1 Randy Kent Grant Bruggemann 3:55:56 3:50:02
dfYOUNG 17 Class 1 Rich Wyatt Hugh Fuller 3.52.38 -
Monster / Energy M CON 06 Class 1 Myrick Coil Tyler Miller 3:57.16 3:55.46
Team Defalco 18 Class 1 Mike Falco Billy Moore 3:59:47 -

Photo Credits

Pic 1: Pete Boden © Shoot to Thrill Pix
Rest: Ronny Mac ©