The CMS 03 team of John Tomlinson and Jeff Harris led the whole race on Sunday to win the Superboat Unlimited class in the 48′ MTI.
Though it showed up early to knock Team CRC out of the race, the mechanical attrition that has plagued the Unlimited class this week held off later than usual. But it eventually arrived to claim Performance Boat Center/Speed Racer, Alex and Ani and—as previously noted—Miss GEICO. Clearly the day belonged to throttleman John Tomlinson and driver Jeff Harris in the 48-footer, as well as CMS team owner and driver Bob Bull in the 52-footer.
Check out the slideshow above for more photos from the Superboat Unlimited class.
“On the first lap, we went into turn No. 1 in third place behind Miss GEICO’s roostertail,” Tomlinson said. “Right when we came out of the turn and entered the head-on seas, I started pulling away from them on the way to turn No. 2. Bob got the world championship and we got No. 2, that’s what we wanted. It was about 4-foot out there. We ran moderately hard, but still safely and conservatively. Everybody is happy and everybody came back in one piece. Now we move on to the next one.”
The sole V-bottom in the Unlimited-class pack, Lucas Oil SilverHook finished in fourth place today—Miss GEICO took third. The team of throttleman Nigel Hook and driver Jay Johnson finished fifth on Wednesday and third on Friday in Hook’s 44-foot V-bottom (tehbonly one in the class).
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