Problem Child's record-breaking runs in Wheatland will be shown on CBS THIS Saturday morning, August 20th at 10am Pacific. Watch the clip below for more details!
lakefest in Marble Falls, TX August 12-14 continued our record-setting streak. We lowered our own ET record two more times, and also reclaimed the MPH record! Our last six passes down the track have broken either the ET record, MPH record, or both!
In the first round of qualifying on Saturday, we ran a 3. 396 @ 261. 233 - The quickest and fastest 1,000' pass in drag boat racing history! It was a leg on our current 3.488 record set in Wheatland two weeks ago, and leg on the MPH record of 255. 363 held by Spirit of Texas (set at this same race last year). Daryl carried the nose about 500' before having to pedal it to set it down. We are also getting closer to the (our) fastest 1/4 mile MPH of 265. 52.
We did not go back out for Q2, and we remained #1 qualifier.
Sunday- Round 1- vs. Spirit of Texas- we ran 3. 434 @ 258. 264 to their 3. 903 @ 207. 24. Our times were not quick enough to back up the legs set in qualifying, but the qualifying numbers backed up both the ET and MPH in this run. The 3. 434 & 258. 264 became the new records at this point.
Second (final) round vs. Lucas Oil Speed Sports- we ran a 3. 426 @ 254. 41 to their 3. 633 @ 240. 925. Our ET was able to back up the 3. 396 from qualifying as the new ET record.
We broke the ET record twice, and MPH once, plus another #1 qualifier and race win. Our performance is adding up to many extra points and furthers our points lead in the chase for the LODBRS Championship!
Our next stop is Chouteau, OK August 27-28 for a few exhibition runs at the SDBA Mid-Summer Nationals. After that, we are off to San Diego, CA Sept 16-18 for LODBRS Bayfair. That should be another record-breaker as the water there at sea level is very, very fast. In fact, that is where we recorded the fastest 1/4 mile pass in drag boat racing! Don't miss it!!
WHEATLAND, Mo., Aug. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the Inaugural Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, held July 29-31, the Red Line Oil-sponsored Top Fuel Hydro won the event, captured the points lead, and set a world record for drag boat racing on a 1000-ft course. With a final round time 3.50 seconds at 242 mph to beat the Lucas Oil "Speed Sport" Top Fuel Hydro, the Daryl Ehrlich-driven "Problem Child" boat broke the elapsed-time record three times over the weekend, capturing the series points lead in the process.
In the first round, the Eddie Knox-owned boat covered the 1,000-foot course in a series record time of 3.488 seconds at 251 mph. "Problem Child" claimed a final-round victory and overall event win over driver Jarrett Silvey of New Braunfels, Texas, after his boat lost a supercharger belt in the final round.
"Man, to win this inaugural race here is awesome, this was one of those perfect series of events when everything falls into place," Ehrlich said after the $12,000 victory before an estimated 5,000 fans. Ehrlich also reclaimed the series points lead from Scotty Lumbert, whose "Spirit of Texas" lost in the first round. "Eddie and the crew guys worked like mad to get this thing ready," Ehrlich said.
"To set a new elapsed time record, to take back the points lead and to beat our rival, it doesn't get better than this," said team owner Eddie Knox. "The Lucas folks showed a lot of grace and class in the winners circle, as a Red Line Oil boat won their debut race at such a fantastic new facility."
The event will be televised on CBS on August 20, at 1pm EST/10am PST.
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