Sun Print Wins Michigan

Matt Trulio from covers Sun Print's Michigan City win!

Steve Miklos and Steve Fehrmann lead wire to wire in Sunprint, their 29-foot Extreme V-bottom, in the four-boat Superboat Vee class, but not without a strong challenge from Brit Lilly and Ron Umlandt in LSB Hurricane of Awesomeness near the end of the race. Lilly and Umlandt cut down Sunprint’s lead to a couple of boat lengths but eventually ran out of laps, which turned out to be perfect timing for the Sunprint team.

“I think we blew up a coupler,” said Miklos via mobile phone from the cockpit of his raceboat as he and Fehrmann headed back to the docks under tow. “That was a scrap (with LSB Hurricane of Awesomeness) man. That was real. Something happened to them on the start, but we could see them coming the whole time so we kept pulling. We had a couple of bad corners that slowed us down.

Miklos, who has two first-place finishes and one second-place result so far this year in SBI competition, said that the Michigan City contest was the roughest race so far for his team season. “It was hard water,” he said then laughed. “We took a hell of a beating.
— Matt Trulio
Justin Tabb