The 2016 LODBRS season begins in just 7 weeks in Chandler, AZ!! The Radisson Chandler is offering drag boat racers and fans discounted room rates for the 2016 season opener - $129 King/Double, $159 Jr. Suites, and $179 Executive Suites. Race dates are March 25-27, and the room rates are valid March 23-28. This awesome hotel is located just one exit from the track, and they LOVE boat racers! Their lobby bar is THE place to be at the end of each day! Cafe Piccolo (on site) has a hot, fresh breakfast buffet each morning. Follow the link below to access the discounted rates or call 480.961.4444 and use the promo code "EDKNOX". Thank you for supporting those who support drag boat racing!
2016 RUN FOR THE RING NATIONAL TOURING SERIES SCHEDULE
March 25, 26, 27 Phoenix AZ
April 15, 16, 17 Parker AZ
June 10, 11, 12 Wheatland MO
June 24, 25, 26 San Angelo TX
July 15, 16, 17 Augusta GA
August 12, 13, 14 Marble Falls TX
September 2, 3, 4 Wheatland MO
October 14, 15, 16 Parker AZ
November 4, 5, 6 Phoenix AZ
Eddie Knox Racing is excited to announce the winner of our 2015 Patriot Tour World Finals Sweepstakes - Retired Sergeant First Class John Kelley. He joined the United States Army in 1985 and served as a heavy equipment engineer. John deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. He and his wife Carol will be our VIP guests at the World Finals! Congratulations John and thank you for serving our country!
We enjoyed reading all the submissions and appreciate the sacrifices that were made to make our country a better place. Thank you to all of our military veterans for your service!!
The team headed to Lake Lucas in Wheatland, MO hoping to turn their season around, and they did just that! After qualifying in the #2 position, they faced Whiskey River in round one of eliminations. Problem Child got a little out of shape off the line, but driver Todd Plate got her settled down and posted a 3.73 ET at 231 MPH for the round one win. Second round had Todd paired up with Bryan Sanders and the Nitrochondriac team. It was a great drag race with Problem Child taking the win 3.55 @ 251 MPH to their 3.60. There was a lot of drama leading up to the final round against Spirit of Texas. It was a race against the weather, and it would end up being be the quickest side-by-side pass in Top Fuel Hydro history! The sky was dark with strong storms approaching and the crowd was anxious. Both boats kept all candles lit through the finish line, with Problem Child running 3.530 @ 251 MPH to Spirit of Texas' 3.527 @253 MPH! It was a round of racing that won’t soon be forgotten! While the Problem Child team would have loved to take the win, the performance of both boat and driver was definitely a confidence booster! Next stop on the tour is San Angelo, Texas June 26-28!
We would like to say THANK YOU to our fans, friends, families, and most importantly, our sponsors, for all of the love and support! Hughes Oilfield Transportation, OPTIMA Batteries , CP/Carrillo, Hot Rods Forever, Red Line Oil, The Blower Shop, LG Bless Trucking, Nick Rose Insurance, Marty Logan’s House of Colour, Malone Diesel Repair, Sparkplugs.com, Phoenix Race Fuels, Team CPerformance Center, Lifeline Safety Products, Makoto Salad Dressings, AtkinsonHay Co., SCE Gaskets, Inc., Vi-Tech Industrial Balancing, Boninfante Friction, CleviteBearings, Morris Family Racing, Scott’s Headers & Mufflers, Liquid Eyewear, Just Bob, Advance Manufacturing, Rosebud, Dirty Deeds, Boostpower, Bullet DragHydros, Kalitta Motorsports, Pure Power Filters, Mark McLaughlin Photography
Eddie Knox Racing is thrilled to announce a new associate marketing partnership with Liquid Eyewear! Their "Flex to Fit" hingeless sunglasses are made from durable, lightweight, aircraft-aluminum that contours for maximum comfort on any size face. They offer over 300 different style combinations for every day wear, motorcycling, snowboarding, skydiving, and more!
Liquid Eyewear is made in the USA and they are a proud supporter of our US Armed Forces! So please go “like” them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LiquidEyewear) and let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Problem Child Top Fuel Hydro! And then visit their website (www.liquidpolarized.com) to design your Liquid glasses!
**Attention Dish Network subscribers** Dish Network has decided not to renew their contract with MAVTV. This channel provides incredible coverage of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series in addition to all the other motorsports under the Lucas Oil umbrella. Please follow this link for additional information on what you can do as a Dish Network subscriber: http://www.mavtv.com/dish-network-awareness
With business obligations preventing Joel Weber from running the full 2015 season, he has graciously handed the keys over to former Problem Child TFH driver Todd Plate.
Todd, former world record holder in his “Glory Days” Top Alcohol Hydro, is excited to be back in PC after 11 years and will be running the full season in the primary boat. We are looking forward to a successful future with Todd behind the wheel!
The Patriot Tour kicks off in just a couple of weeks in Parker, AZ, and it should be a very exciting season! There are a couple of new Top Fuel Hydro teams that will debut this year. We also built a complete second boat over the winter, so you never know…maybe Joel will take her out for a spin at a race or two! Check our events section for race dates and details, and make your plans to come see us!
Photos by James Drew and Randy Krohn (dragboats.com)
It’s exciting to think the start of the 2015 season is less than one month away! We’ve had so many fun tours over the years and we realize we would not be able to do this without the freedoms protected by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. This year, we have named the 2015 Problem Child tour the “PATRIOT TOUR”. We want to give back and show appreciation for our military by offering deep discounts on merchandise, special giveaways at each race, and the best part…..We will be awarding a VIP trip to the 2015 World Finals to a current or former member of our U.S. Military and their guest! This will be a once in a lifetime VIP behind-the-scenes experience with EKR!
Here’s how to participate…Merchandise discounts will be available at each race with valid U.S. Military ID. Discounts will also be available online once the store is up and running for the season. To enter the World Finals Sweepstakes, please write to us. We want to hear YOUR story about your service to our country! Please mail letters to: Eddie Knox Racing, LLC P.O. Box 655 Thousand Palms, CA 92276. Please be sure to include an email address and/or phone number so that we can contact you if you are our winner! All entries must be received no later than August 31, 2015. One entry per veteran please. Winner will be determined by a random drawing. Please see the 2015 Sweepstakes page (http://www.eddieknoxracing.com/2015-sweepstakes.html) for the Official Sweepstakes Rules.
Thanks again to all who are serving or have served for your patriotism and sacrifice.
It's time to book your rooms for the Phoenix race (April 24-26) ! Just one exit from the track, the Radisson Chandler has clean, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast buffet, and a great bar in the lobby! And they LOVE boat racers! There is a Lucas Oil Off-Road Race on the same weekend (bonus for drag boat fans), but rooms will fill up fast. Book your rooms at the Radisson today! Follow the link below or go to the Radisson website and use promo code EDKNOX. $99 for a double, $119-$139 for a suite. http://www.radisson.com/eddieknoxboatrace