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The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series commemorated its 2012 race season at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with its banquet and awards presentation on January 12, 2013. Prior to the crowning of the LODBRS 2012 High Points Champions, special awards for ET and Pro Drivers of the Year were presented.


The 2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Pro Driver of the Year was presented to Shawn Reed of Lake Tapps, Washington. Shawn and his “Top Secret” team traveled extensively in 2012 with few sponsorship dollars to support the Pro Mod points category of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Funded primarily by his own back pocket, Shawn attended each of the eight National series events spanning the country from Augusta, Georgia to San Diego, California and points in between to land the Championship title by just one round in a class of nearly thirty LODBRS Pro Mod race teams. Shawn drove his “Top Secret” machine to seventeen round wins and three victories in the class that averages 16 contestants per event and made it to the semi-finals at the coveted World Finals event at Firebird Lake in Chandler, Arizona on his way to winning the Pro Mod Championship title.

The 2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series ET Driver of the Year went to Walter Dulin of Kingsland, Texas. A veteran driver of nineteen years, this was Walter’s best race season and his first Championship title in the Top Eliminator category. In a class that averaged fourteen contestants per event, Walter worked his way from the bottom of an 8-boat field at Chouteau, Oklahoma to take the win there, and secured runner up finishes at San Angelo, Texas, Marble Falls, Texas and Wheatland, Missouri, winning fourteen rounds of competition along the way. When asked what this year’s award means to Walter and his team, he replied, “It means everything. It proves that good, hard work and persistence pays off. We just raced for fun in the past. 2012 was our best year ever.”

For more information on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series please call Ken Dollar at (830) 265-4790 or (951) 870-6381 or visit www.lucasoildragboats. com.

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