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Will Americans Duff Daily and Steve Sequiera have the speed to take down Palmer in round 2

The gauntlet has been laid down and Chris Palmer is the current king of the blown titan drivers in the USA vs Australia show down. Will Daily or Sequiera be able to unseat Palmer and take the throne. Stay tune for what is sure to be an epic battle down under. Round 2 kicks off this weekend at Berri January 23/24 2016

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Palmer power blows Americans away

Jan. 20, 2016, 10:18 p.m.

NO CATCHING THIS OUTLAW: Chris Palmer took out round one of the AUS v USA Blown Boat Challenge last weekend. Picture: Heath Holden.

DEVONPORT powerboat racer Chris Palmer dominated his American rivals in the final of the first round of the USA Blown Boat Challenge last weekend.

Racing on the Hawkesbury River in Windsor, New South Wales, Palmer, in his boat Outlaw, was up against the best racers from Australia and the US.

Palmer said the line-up was incredible for the first round of racing and things started off shakey for the Coastal racer.

“We had a very good line-up of racing and the Americans really turned it on,” Palmer said.

“They were really fast and we had a DNF on the first day which put us in a poor position for day two.

“But I was able to qualify fastest for the final and then I cleaned up.”

Palmer was dominant against the highly-fancied US competition in the final and said no one expected it.

“We had five on the river in the final and I won it with Daly Duff from US second and Mark Gouci from Victoria third,” he said.

“I was very happy with how it went, plus the Americans didn’t think my boat could win it and they certainly got a shock.”

A bumper crowd was on show to support the event and Palmer said everyone was entertained throughout the weekend and already pumped for the second and final round this weekend.

“The crowd was great, we had about 150 hot rods and a nitro car there so there was plenty of entertainment for everyone,” he said. “Everyone is keen for the second round this weekend and we have extra people coming to Berri plus the Americans have put another engine in their boat.”

With a new engine, Palmer expects the Americans to be a threat again.

“The course will suit them more this time, it’s a bigger course with bigger corners,” he said.

“So I might be losing for one or two laps but I’m fairly confident I can get the goods on them again.”

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