2017-08-23T22:50:08Z 2017-08-23T22:50:08Z

Personal Watercraft 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.

Personal Watercraft 1
If you are 18 ears old and up and want to begin racing, or already have a personal water craft and you would like to see what the racing world is all about than Personal Watercraft 1 maybe for you. Dial- in is the name of the game here, where anyone can win on any day depending if your asleep at the light or cross the finishline first. Personal Watercraft's must use gasoline (4stroke) or gas/oil mix (2stroke).

Personal Watercraft 2
Personal Watercraft 2 is designed as a entry level class for the teenage racer with approved water safety class and parental consent. Personal Watercraft 2 racers learn to gauge the start clock, mph and elapsed time as different aspects of winning the heat. These water craft post speeds of 50-60 mph in the quarter mile.

Personal Watercraft Results
  1. Hope Helm (Woody's Whild Child), 16.772200 seconds, 57.3221 MPH
  2. Robert Cormier Jr (Come and Take), 18.660747 seconds, 50.0301 MPH
  3. Austin Skero (Gas Hawg), 17.761904 seconds, 52.3322 MPH
  4. Zach Watson (Say When Again), 22.523215 seconds, 41.4708 MPH
  5. Cade Janecek (All Or Nothing), 17.825005 seconds, 53.2068 MPH
  6. Nate Stephenson (Dominator), 17.226016 seconds, 54.2066 MPH
  7. Taylor Travis (Blaze Runner), 16.546025 seconds, 56.7721 MPH
  8. Jacob S Nodler, 16.578841 seconds, 58.4276 MPH
  9. Halee McIntyre (Just a Little Quickie), 17.782237 seconds, 54.1794 MPH
  10. Brian Marble (American), 13.646947 seconds, 69.5718 MPH
  11. Chloe Janecek (Breaking Waves), 17.369248 seconds, 55.4252 MPH
  12. Logan Dement (Daddy's Money), 16.841181 seconds, 57.0662 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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