Replacement driver Mark Weber got the Miss Budweiser up to 151.640 mph in a test run, but the boat was sidelined after a propeller broke and punched a hole in the hull at the Thunderfest hydroplane race at Okanagan Lake in British Columbia.
Weber is driving the Bud as Dave Villwock recovers from a head injury and injuries to his right hand and arm suffered in an accident at last weekend’s Columbia Cup race in Kennewick.
Doctors at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center amputated Villwock’s ring finger on Friday to try to save his right hand. His little finger was removed Wednesday because of circulation problems.
While the Bud crew worked to repair the bottom of its boat Friday, eight others posted at least minimum qualifying speeds on the 2-mile course.
Lenny Krayzelburg set a U.S. record in winning the 200-meter backstroke in the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships in Nashville, Tenn. He won in 1 minute, 58.04 seconds - .29 seconds faster than Tripp Schwenk’s 1995 record of 1:58.33.
Starting fullback Jeff Paulk has been suspended from Arizona State’s opener Aug. 30 against New Mexico State for beating a man in a nightclub.
A university group that oversees the athletic department also placed Paulk on a year’s probation.
Randy LaJoie held off Elliott Sadler in a three-lap sprint at the end to win the NASCAR Busch Grand National Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind.
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