KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Missouri offshore powerboat racers, Bob Bull and Randy Scism took first place in the Superboat Unlimited class in the second of three races that comprise the Key West World Championship.
Despite stopping for a major engine electronics malfunction at the end of the first lap Friday, Bull and Scism’s boat, CMS, averaged 108.92 mph over the 42.4-mile course.
After CMS stopped, Cintron, driven by Marc Granet and Rich Wyatt, took the lead. But mechanical woes affected Granet and Wyatt. A blower belt on one of two engines broke. Like a NASCAR pit crew, they tried to fix it at sea but couldn’t. They limped to the finish line in second place.
Going into Sunday’s final race, Cintron has a slight lead for the world title.
Online: Key West World Championship, http://www.superboat.com