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Zapf Extends Lead in Power-Boat Series

Rod Zapf, the leader of the California Championship Series for Formula 6 Litre inboard hydroplane boats, extended his lead Saturday with a victory on the five-mile course on Mission Bay.

Zapf, from Manhattan Beach, beat Lakeside’s Jim Squire by five seconds to take Saturday’s feature race. Mike Wilson of Orange came in third.

In the 2 1/2 Litre Stock boat race Dave Sammons of Carlsbad was second to Palos Verdes’ Jim Bald. Kevin Aylesworth of San Diego finished third. Aylesworth also finished third in the 2 1/2 Litre Modified race just ahead of Santee’s John Church.

Power-boat racing continues today on Mission Bay. The event is the third race of the five-leg California championship series.

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