2017-08-23T22:49:03Z 2017-08-23T22:49:03Z

Top 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.

Top Eliminator
9.00-9.99 seconds index is what top eliminator is all about. Engines dynamics and fuel specs, are same as Pro Eliminator. Blowers for the sportsman classes may utilize superchargers or turbochargers with blown engines; however, proper blower restraints must be used as required based upon fuel utilized. TE is the first class that the racer is required to have a drivers license. What this means is Top Eliminator to Top Fuel Hydro each have a specific license in which the racer must meet and pass the required criteria for class desired in order to compete.

Top Eliminator Results
  1. Bob Winder (Momma's Diamond), 9.003936 seconds, 119.8537 MPH
  2. GW Goff (Electro Freeze), 9.004977 seconds, 110.2372 MPH
  3. Kevin Conklin (Texas Highrisk), 9.016938 seconds, 116.3076 MPH
  4. George Goff (Bad Magic), 9.022756 seconds, 111.5736 MPH
  5. Vic Fugate (Lunatic Friends), 9.029835 seconds, 117.2989 MPH
  6. Frank Carter (Flat Flyin), 9.046570 seconds, 107.2891 MPH
  7. Larry Skero (Flast Nasty), 9.058083 seconds, 114.4452 MPH
  8. Roger Gaines (Flirtin With Disaster), 9.068730 seconds, 122.3903 MPH
  9. Brian Winslett (Flat Fancy), 9.080955 seconds, 116.7194 MPH
  10. John Mascheck (Joint Venture), 9.089682 seconds, 127.3395 MPH
  11. Kody Bryant (Ridin The Rails), 9.129792 seconds, 109.9787 MPH
  12. Fred Hart (Queen Creek), 9.557649 seconds, 108.9849 MPH
  13. Stephen Sutton (Borrowed Money), 9.584937 seconds, 116.7216 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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