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  • In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Performance Boat Center, left, throttled by John Tomlinson and driven by Myrick Coil, rounds checkpoint #3 trailed by WHM Motorsports with William Mauff and Jay Muller at the controls, during the second day of racing at the Key West World Championship Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Key West, Fla. Performance won the Superboat class Friday, but WHM has a narrow lead entering the final race set for Sunday, Nov. 12. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

  • In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Superboat Unlimited Class raceboats approach the start line during the second day of racing at the Key West World Championship Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Key West, Fla. The final day of the three-day race series is set for Sunday, Nov. 12. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:09 pm

Coil, Tomlinson win 2nd day Key West race, but trail overall

The Associated Press

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) Performance Boat Center, piloted by Myrick Coil of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Miami's John Tomlinson, has earned a second-day Superboat class victory at the Key West World Championship.

But after Friday's action, the defending champs still trail WHM Motorsports entering Sunday's final race.

WHM's driver William Mauff of East Setauket, New York, and throttleman Jay Muller of Sallie River, New Jersey, finished second Friday but have a narrow lead based on WHM's first- and Performance's third-place finishes Wednesday.

A dramatic crash dominated the Superboat Unlimited competition when CT Marine, piloted by Andy Strobert of Wilmington, Delaware, and Billy Moore of St. Petersburg, Florida, climbed over CMS, driven by Bob Bull of Melbourne, Florida, and Randy Scism, of Wintzville, Missouri.

Though CT subsequently flipped, officials said all four racers were uninjured.

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Online: Super Boat International, http://www.superboat.com