Long Sault – In Formula 2500, rookie Max Acierno impressed the spectators in his second weekend in the Hydroplane Racing League and triumphed in the final at the helm of the Miss Jesel F-3. The Sayville (N.Y.) driver who had previously been the winner of the 2B qualifier, trailed Salaberry-de-Valleyfield driver Marc Lalonde by 3 seconds at the wheel of the F-751 “Lalo Racing”. The latter had been the winner of qualification 2A earlier in the afternoon.
Tyler Kaddatz (F-519) completed the podium while Grant Hearn (F-14) and Frédéric Couturier (F-313) followed at the finish. Bobby King (H-92), who had the inside lane after qualifying, was unable to leave the pits.
Two accidents in as many starts in the 2B event. Tom Huganir (F-69) ran into John Shaw (F-33) who hooked in front of him in the first turn and Scott Liddycoat (F-63) had a breakage that caused severe loss of control. The 3 drivers escaped unharmed but the boats were heavily damaged.