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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