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Broaddus, Bruggemann race Broadco into Superboat-class lead at Key West World Championship

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KEY WEST, Florida — Powerboat racers Chuck Broaddus and Grant Bruggemann have piloted Broadco to a second-race-day Superboat-class lead at the Key West World Championship.

Broaddus of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and Bruggemann of Bradenton turned in an average speed of 102.05 mph Friday and easily outpaced Stihl, who placed first Wednesday. Stihl's driver, Robert Noble of Orlando, reported engine problems, dropped out and finished last in the seven-entry class.

In the Superboat Unlimited class, CMS, with veteran Miami racer John Tomlinson and Jeff Harris of Greenville, North Carolina, retained its lead and achieved an average speed of 107.95 mph, the fastest in the 39-boat fleet.

PHOTO: In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, WHM Motorsports, driven by William Mauff and throttled by Jay Muller, spins out of control at Turn 3 during the second of three race days at the Key West World Championship offshore powerboat races  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Mauff and Muller were able to regain control of their 40-foot Skater and went on to complete the race.  (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, WHM Motorsports, driven by William Mauff and throttled by Jay Muller, spins out of control at Turn 3 during the second of three race days at the Key West World Championship offshore powerboat races Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Mauff and Muller were able to regain control of their 40-foot Skater and went on to complete the race. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Hooters-Instigator, piloted by John Stanch of Westmont, New Jersey, and Italy's Giancarlo Cangiano, has the top spot in the Superboat Extreme class.

The championship is set to conclude Sunday.


Online: Key West World Championship, http://www.superboat.com

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