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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
If any of you folks are at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week be sure to stop by the Phoenix Fuel Converter booth and check out their amazing products!!
We are very proud to announce that Malone Diesel and Automotive repair has signed on as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2014 season. These folks are awesome and we're very excited to have them come aboard!! If your in or near Dripping Springs, TX look 'em up when your in need of service or repairs. (Big rig or grocery getter)
After a hard fought race with bad weather and broken parts Madd Maxx pilots the ol' girl to another win in the ever competitive top fuel class setting low elapsed time and top MPH along the way. 3.51 at over 254 mph.
Next up, Marble Falls ,Tx where we aim to defend our title and increase our points towards a 4th consecutive World Championship. With 5 races left on the 2014 "Class Bully" tour and a handful of boats vying for the top spot it's gunna get real interesting folks so stay tuned!!