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!!