2017-08-23T22:50:54Z 2017-08-23T22:50:54Z

Top Alcohol Flat 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.

Top Alcohol Flat
These are the funny cars of the drag boat world. They too run the 1000 foot liquid course and set records that exceed 160 MH and lock down 5.2 elapsed times. These hulls are different from the hydro style, this bottom of which is relatively flat with a minimum length of sixteen feet, with no horizontal breaks. hence "Flatbottom" or "Flatty. Top Alcohol Fuel utilizes the same engine dynamics as the top alcohol hydro except screw blowers are not allowed. You will love watching these water machines race down the track.

Top Alcohol Flat Results
  1. Tony Scarlata (339L Shazam), 5.207919 seconds, 163.7604 MPH
  2. Bill Diez (556L War Party), 5.526377 seconds, 151.9165 MPH
  3. Bill Miller (0556S Party To The Max), 5.649613 seconds, 144.5920 MPH
  4. Marcus Kinsey (079S Bad Company), 5.804374 seconds, 142.9550 MPH
  5. Spike Gorr (39L My Way), 6.414693 seconds, 105.1568 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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