• Devin Huff of Dorr, Mich., won the C Racing Hydro title rather by default. He finished third in first two heats and second in the third. His door to the title opened when points leader and defending champ Jack Campbell of Culver, Ind., who won the first heat and placed fourth in the second, and No. 2 points leader Jay Walls, who won the second heat and flipped out of his boat in the initial start of the third heat, both scratched for the final heat.
• Ashten Carafelli of Champaign won the first two heats and took second in the third to claim the national tile in the of the K PRO. Defending champ Brady Brinkman of Chatham won the third heat, placing second overall. Ethan Fox of Council Bluffs, Iowa finished third.
• Austin VanOver of Cincinnati, Ohio, followed up a third-place finish in the first heat of the 700cc Runabout to take the next two to beat out defending champ and teammate Andrew Thirlby of Interlochen, Mich., for the national title in the 700 Runabout.
• Rick Miller of Giom, Okla., was crowned champ in the OSY with 1-2-1 heat finishes.
• There was quite an age gap in racers Friday. The oldest racer of the day was 80-year-old Pete Voss of Riverhead, N.Y., who was competing against 20 year olds in the 700cc Runabout.
The youngest racer of the day was DePue’s own 9-year-old Joseph Perez, who ran in K PRO.
• There was about an hour delay to the start of Friday’s races due to issues at the starter’s barge.
• Races resume at noon Saturday and Sunday.
— Kevin Hieronymus