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ATTENTION RACERS:

We regret to announce the cancellation of the Marble Falls Lakefest event.

The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series and the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce have been involved in discussions regarding this National Series event; however neither party were able to reach a mutually-acceptable agreement.

We are considering many venue options for a replacement event, and expect the location and dates to be announced shortly.

2018 Race Schedule & Rule Changes Officially Released

2018 Purse & Payout Announcement

The Lucas Oil Dragboat Racing Series announced today a total revision of the purse and payout structure, as well as event registration modifications.

In order to continue to promote the series at the highest level, it has become necessary to eliminate costly and non-funded incentive programs, such as “Winner’s Circle” and “Tow Pro” monies that were offered to specific classes under certain circumstances. Those who have pre-paid for the Diamond Club will receive a full refund. Payout will consist solely of the announced purse, which has been increased substantially! We are excited to announce that racers will be competing for a share of $100,000 per event! The payout for all classes is listed here.

Event registration incentives have also changed for 2018. Fees will not increase; however, the program has been modified to be more consistent with other racing series’ and organizations.

Pro Classes will receive, with their paid entry, a total of 6 (six) crew bands, one car pass, and one golf cart pass. Pro Class entries may purchase, at a discounted rate, up to 10 (ten) additional crew bands, plus one additional car pass and one additional cart pass.

Sportsman Classes will receive, with their paid entry, a total of 4 (four) crew bands, one car pass, and one golf cart pass. Pro Class entries may purchase, at a discounted rate, up to 6 (six) additional crew bands, plus one additional car pass and one additional cart pass.

Please direct questions to Paul Hosler at phosler@lucasoil.com, or by calling (800) 342-2512.

ATTENTION RACERS: 2018 Racing Season

Ken and Patti Dollar, who have served as Director and Administrator of the Drag Boat Racing Series for the past 8 years; have announced their retirements, effective immediately. We thank them for their dedication, hard work and loyalty in building and maintaining a great program.

Paul Hosler, the Lucas Oil Products Safety & Regulatory Compliance Director and former National Drag Boat Rescue Director, has been appointed to administer the series. Racers are encouraged to call Paul Hosler or Bob Patison for answers to series-related questions or issues. Both can be reached at the Corporate Office at 800-342-2512.

Please be assured that Forrest Lucas and all of us here at Lucas Oil Products, Inc. are fully-committed to the Drag Boat Racing Series and its continued success. We are working non-stop with our partners at the National Jet Boat Association (NJBA) on 2018’s first National Series event in Bakersfield this coming April. This promises to be one of, if not the, largest drag boat races in decades. We hope to see you there!

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Bryan Sanders Nitrochondriac and Scott Compton's Liquid Voodoo
Bryan Sanders "Nitrochondriac" and Scott Compton's "Liquid Voodoo"

WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 10, 2017) - It's been almost two months since the last Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series race but the downtime has done little to slow Houston-based Top Fuel Hydro pilot Bryan Sanders, who once again steered his "Nitrochondriac" entry to the No. 1 qualifying spot with a Saturday morning pass of 3.466 seconds at 260.80 mph at the John Haas Memorial Nationals.

Andy Reynolds (Top Alcohol Hydro), Tony Scarlata (Top Alcohol Flat), Shelby Elbert (Pro Mod) and Robert Leas (Pro Outlaw) also finished atop their respective classes at the beautiful Wheatland facility.

"It's been a good weekend so far," Sanders said. "Our boat's still running great. Last pass we tried a new set of gears and it didn't seem to like those as much as the old ones so we put the others back in it and it should be ready for tomorrow.

"This crazy wind out here today played a factor in trying to keep this thing straight off the line and in judging the clocks as to when you're going to hit the gas. Going through the course itself is all fine but when you get to the big end, it was trying to put me in the other lane. It's been a wild day."

Scott Compton's "Liquid Voodoo" boat secured second place in Top Fuel Hydro spot for Tommy Thompson Racing with 3.611 at 245.86 mph.

"Today went really well," Compton said. "This boat is basically brand new this year so from the first race we've been trying to work things out. Second race we had some small difficulties that were nothing to do with the boat, just weird mechanical stuff, but we are getting it figured out now and the crew is getting confidence in me."

In Top Alcohol Hydro, Reynolds' "Running With Scissors" used a Friday qualifying time of 4.453 at 199.23 mph to secure the top spot going into Sunday's eliminations.

"We unloaded off the trailer Friday and made a good lap right away, a 4.45 at 199 mph, which held up for No. 1 qualifier," Reynolds said. "We made another good pass this morning and would have liked to have gotten another one this afternoon but the blower belt came off. It happens. No matter what, we are ready for tomorrow."

Owner/driver Mike DeClark is nipping at Reynolds' heals with a 4.491-second pass at 198.92 mph in his "Lil White Lie" boat.

Veteran Lucas Oil driver Scarlata snagged the top spot in Top Alcohol Flat when his all-new "Shazam" entry posted a 5.089 at 164.19 mph during Friday's action.

"Yesterday we qualified No. 1, set the ET record, and got a leg on the mph mark but today was just a day to try to drive safe and conservatively and see what I can get away with. It didn't go great for us but we are still trying stuff with the new boat."

Unfortunately, No. 2 qualifier Don Bausher's boat "Habit-forming" is done for the weekend after a scary incident Friday that took out the whole left side of the boat.

"That was a little nasty," Bausher said. "We let her get too hot and she broke a few things and decided to take me for a wild ride but we're all okay. The boat's done but we are good. The safety the Lucas Oil Series puts in place is the reason I am standing here right now."

The weekend is unfolding a little better for Ebert, who is sitting atop the Pro Mod field after clocking a 7.034 at 179.16 mph in her bright pink "Can't Touch This" entry.

"My day has been up and down," Ebert said. "I barely made it to both qualifying rounds but ended up No. 1 with our 7.03 from yesterday, which is unheard of in the Pro Mod class. A 7.03 usually doesn't get the No. 1 spot so we are really happy. Our motor is running again and we went out here and made a pass that has us really excited for tomorrow."

In the Pro Outlaw division, Leas didn't have to travel too far from his home in Climax Springs, Mo., to secure the top qualifying position with a 5.416 at 165.64 mph.

"Today turned out pretty good," Leas said. "We struggled yesterday but came out of the box today and made some wholesale changes with more gear and more motor. We came right out and ran a 5.41 that put us No. 1 and it held up for the day. We should be good for tomorrow. The air is supposed to be the same as it was today so we ought to be right there."

Sportsman class top qualifiers include Daryl Busby in Pro Eliminator, Rock Guthrie in Quick Eliminator, Kevin Conklin in Top Eliminator, Terry Olson in Modified Eliminator, Hardy Cole in Stock Eliminator, Denise Hodges in River Racer and Hale Mcintyre in Personal Watercraft.

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