2017-08-23T22:49:16Z 2017-08-23T22:49:16Z

Modified Eliminator at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Race Series in Marble Falls, Texas

Lucas Oil Drag Boat Race Series
The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series stopped in Marble Falls, Texas during the 26th annual LakeFest festival. Qualifying took place on Friday, August 11, racing on Saturday, August 12, and finals on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

The event is held on Lake Marble Falls and is sponsored by the Marble Falls / Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Executive director Patti Zinsmeyer stated "We estimate, over the three days, there were more than 25,000 spectators. That is not counting all the families and crew members for the racers or people who watch from the bridge or homes or places like Riverview RV park on the south side of the lake.”.

About the series
There is only one word for it... insanity! How else can you describe a form of racing in which nitro methane Top Fuel machines vaporize the liquid ¼ mile in just 4.7 seconds at over 250 mph? For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. This now united sport allows more than 900 teams to run for one national championship, each national event spotlights several pro classes highlighted by the Top Fuel Hydro class. It’s all about 8,000 horsepower nestled in sleek composite vessels, a form of motorsport that’s as visceral as it is captivating.

Modified Eliminator
Sportsman class continues with modified eliminator or Modified Eliminator and bring us to 10.00-10.99 second index. This will be the last class to compete in prior to going into the license classes. Any hull design in acceptable with the exception that no blown engines will be permitted in any sportsman class jet boat with a v-bottom. Sportsman classes run the full quarter mile.

Modified Eliminator Results
  1. Randy Cockrell (Can't Get Right), 10.002917 seconds, 101.0957 MPH
  2. Hoppy Harris (Livin Large 3.0), 10.006819 seconds, 95.6868 MPH
  3. Robin Reed (Wound 2 Tight), 10.018174 seconds, 108.4021 MPH
  4. Austin Fugate (Minor In Possession), 10.023589 seconds, 112.0702 MPH
  5. Greg Carr (Ain't Scared), 10.045969 seconds, 99.3601 MPH
  6. Thurl Howard (Gone Ballistic), 10.046623 seconds, 102.6188 MPH
  7. Jesse James (Outlaw), 10.047279 seconds, 100.7219 MPH
  8. Dylan Crownover (Bad Company II), 10.047900 seconds, 102.6473 MPH
  9. Cole Tutle (TNT Racing), 10.056393 seconds, 109.7008 MPH
  10. Brent Riley (Payton Me Crazy), 10.057383 seconds, 100.0377 MPH
  11. Tim Walton (Play N Hooky II), 10.068503 seconds, 98.4149 MPH
  12. Tom Wingo (TBA), 10.128452 seconds, 103.8983 MPH
  13. Nathan Hanes (Underpressure), 10.146332 seconds, 94.7791 MPH
  14. Zach Chennault (Trick Or Treat), 10.245539 seconds, 106.5422 MPH
  15. David Smart (1 Destiny), 10.528798 seconds, 84.5292 MPH
  16. Bryant Dulin (Do It Again Dulin), 10.572892 seconds, 105.5530 MPH
  17. Justin Stuard (Wingman), 10.941871 seconds, 101.2062 MPH

Other classes

Lucas Oil Drag Boat Race Series contact
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Marble Falls / Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce contact
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Photos by Ralph Arvesen
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