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Jimmy Shane Races To Win
, Courier Sportswriter
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:17 AM
Steve David took himself out of contention with a penalty before the start and opened the door for Jimmy Shane who raced to his second Oryx Cup UIM World Championship in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.
David, who steered the Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison to his third preliminary heat win of the race earlier in the day, tried to steal lane one from Shane during the score-up period but did not have the five-boat length overlap required to change lanes.
As a result, David was hit with a one-lap penalty and Shane steered the Graham Trucking to the easy win. It was Shane's second win in Doha in the past month and third victory overall.
Jon Zimmerman was second in the Miss Red Dot while David worked his way back up the field to finish third. N. Mark Evans was fourth in the Fedco.
Despite finishing third in the final, David maintains the lead in the National High Points after one race with 1,825 points. Shane is second with 1,695 and Zimmerman is third with 1,610.
The next race on the 2013 H1 Unlimited schedule will be the new event in Sacramento, Calif. on May 31-June 2.
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