2017-08-23T22:49:51Z 2017-08-23T22:49:51Z

River Racer 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.

River Racer
River Racer means just that. This is a 12.00 second or slower dial - in class that is very competitive. Whether a veteran racer with a racing boat, or a novice racer with the family boat or fishing boat this class lets you com out and see just how good you are. Once you try it, there is no going back. In River Racer fuel, blowers and engines specs are the same as the sportsman classes. No competitive license require.

River Racer Results
  1. Andrew Decker (N-2-Deep), 12.008716 seconds, 80.2414 MPH
  2. Joey Wittenburg, 14.130332 seconds, 70.5522 MPH
  3. Glendon Boehme (Blackie's Magic), 12.162571 seconds, 84.3021 MPH
  4. Ronald Jones (White Trash), 12.018123 seconds, 80.4804 MPH
  5. Tracy Lowe (Intimdator), 12.030021 seconds, 93.7714 MPH
  6. Brian Elledge (My Alibi), 12.207552 seconds, 89.0242 MPH
  7. Mike Carter (Long Shot), 12.403551 seconds, 86.8507 MPH
  8. Denise Hodges (Aquatic Therapy), 12.079495 seconds, 88.0652 MPH
  9. Tyler Boehme (The Slippery Pickle), 12.183779 seconds, 82.8511 MPH
  10. JT Mooney (Yellow Jacket), 14.179925 seconds, 78.6743 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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