On Sunday, Tomlinson, who is widely regarded as the best throttleman in the sport, nailed the start, and Performance Boat Center battled the 38-foot Skater, Cleveland Construction, with throttleman Keith Holmes and driver Ed Smith for the top spot heading into the first turn. Conditions were tricky when the boats made the left-hand turn, and Cleveland Construction appeared to stuff, setting off a chain reaction. Pro Floors New Zealand flipped and WHM hit the overturned boat, causing bottom damage to WHM. Pro Floors' driver Wayne Vlader and throttleman Chris Hanley escaped the accident without injury. Eventually, Performance Boat Center got around Cleveland Construction and ran away with the checkered flag and the championship. Second on Sunday went to Grant Bruggemann and Jake Noble in the 38-foot Skater, Stihl, which was good enough for them to claim third in the overall championship. Noble had taken over the driving duties for the Stihl team after his father, J.R., unexpectedly passed away earlier this year. WHM crossed the finish in third, taking second in the championship. The always fast 38-foot Fountain, Cooper Standard, with throttleman Billy Glueck and driver Brett Lee Furshman started off the week with a convincing win on Wednesday. Second went to owner/throttleman Joe Ferrer and driver Jason Ventura in the 40-foot Fountain, Freedom. On Friday and Sunday, Ed Smith replaced Peter Meyer on the throttles in AMH Construction Instigator, and he and driver Johnny Stanch dominated the class, running away with victories on Friday and Sunday.