TO "The Duke" :
Here are some details that might help clear somethings up.
There is absolutly NO editing what so ever in those photos other then resizing, sharpening, and the borders.
The shots where taken while shall we say "hauling the mail" that doesn't mean the throttles were pinned for 5 min. strait. Randy (driver) was on and off the throttles depending on the situation. The motors also have enough power to blow through the props, and hit the limiters. So this shot may have been taken as he was pulling back on her.
I wish I could tell ya, but man I don't know what to say, other then at 165+ in an open boat. I was lucky that I could even get a photo off, let alone one that showed the dash.
The only time SR was "beat" when lining up with the Fountain. Was leaving the first card stop. And that is ONLY IF THE RACE was "who got on plane fastest" All fountain would have to do, to discredit me, or anyone else is show some side by side footage while both boats were up on plain and under full power. I have photos of us side by side....from behind and pass. If they had a chopper, why don't they have the same shots?
I have photos of the belt, and pulley failure if you want proof of that as well. Since it also took out the belt that runs the dry sump oiling system, as well as the main harness that comes off the alternator. So to say it's an excuss, I will have to strongly disagree. That motor became what you would call "dead in the water"
This will be my last post on this matter, cause I don't mean any disrespect. I have nothing to gain or loose.... I was just posting up the facts. I hope everyone had a great weekend!
My Best Regards,