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.

Pro Eliminator
Pro Eliminator is another exciting, competitive class. Engines may be any cubic inch displacement; whether naturally aspirated, supercharged or fuel injected including electronic fuel injection systems. Fuel can be gasoline, alcohol (pure methanol or ethanol), nitro-methane, E-85, or nitrous oxide. These racers must stay within 8.00-8.99 seconds index to compete, and you don't want to be left sleeping at the light or you will find yourself back on your trailer and watching the rest of the day.

Pro Eliminator Results
  1. Ray Males (060S Blue Thunder), 8.176673 seconds, 130.8889 MPH

Other classes

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Photos by Ralph Arvesen
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