Post Race – Notes and Quotes
‘Pickwick Challenge’ – Offshore Super Series
Pickwick, Tenn.
May 4 – 6, 2007

Back-To-Back Wins in Pickwick Despite Blown Engine
– First place finish for Budweiser Select Offshore Team
– Ran the Budweiser Select 44’ Extreme Boat
– Course had seven turns
– Each lap was 5.2 miles
– 20 boats total competed in Pickwick Challenge
– Two races for the day – 1:00 and 3:00 pm
– Budweiser Select Team ran at 3:00 pm in OSS Extreme Class


Dave Scott – Owner/Driver – Budweiser Select 44’ Extreme Boat “The boat was running the best it has ever run. It felt really good and was handling great. Everything was working great until one of the engines decided it was going to check out on us.” “The boat liked everything about the course – it was on rails. We wanted to stay on the outside at the beginning of the race. For the first lap, we stayed wide and after we rounded the seventh buoy, we were ready to race. We could sweep the corners at whatever speed we chose. It’s unfortunate the motor let go, because every race is a learning curve and I think we could have learned a lot more about the boat in this race. Unfortunately we had an issue with one of the engines and it cut our day short. The positive to all this is I think the boat will be faster in Jacksonville than it has ever been before, because we learned a lot here in Pickwick.

Johnny Tomlinson – Throttleman – Budweiser Select 44’ Extreme Boat “We started the race and wanted to get out front early. We were running the boat hard when I looked down and saw the oil pressure light come on. I told Dave we had a problem. The gauge was at 20 lbs. of oil pressure, and we normally need to have at least 60 lbs. I slowed the left engine down to see what was going on, but when I did, the engine started vibrating and blew up.”

– Wins 57
– National Championship Titles 9
– World Championship Titles 7
– Top Gun Titles 5
– Official Speed Records 6

– Next Race: June 29 - July 1 – Sarasota, Fla. – SBI/APBA
– Next OSS Race: July 6 - 9 – Jacksonville, Fla. – OSS
– OSS (Offshore Super Series): In December 2003, a group of offshore race boat owners announced the formation of the Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association, a not for profit organization dedicated to the development and growth of offshore powerboat racing. Powerboat racing has long been recognized as a beneficial advertising medium for sponsors and provides significant economic impact for the business communities that host the events. The objectives of events are to further the image and professionalism of offshore racing and to provide quality venues in which spectators, sponsors, producers and racers can all benefit through the growth of this exciting sport. –

Name: Budweiser Select Extreme Boat Make: Carbon Fiber 44 MTI
Width: 11 feet Race Weight: 10,750 lbs
Length: 44 feet Top Speed: 187 mph
Fuel: Chevron Phillips 118 Octane Gallons Per Mile: 2.5 mpg
Power: Two 1500 bhp Sterling Performance Engines Drives: Tri-Max Surface Drivers
Rigging: SuperCat Rigging Boat Manufacturer: Marine Technology Incorporated
Steering:High grade Forged Stainless Steel Rudder Average Race Speed: 160+ mph

February 1 – 4 Bud Bowl Miami, Florida
March 23 – 25 OSS Biloxi, Mississippi First Place
April 20 – 22 OSS Greers Ferry, Arkansas First Place
May 4 – 6 OSS Pickwick, Tennessee First Place
June 29 – July 1 SBI Sarasota, Florida
July 6 – 8 OSS Jacksonville, Florida
August 3 – 5 OSS Providence, Rhode Island
August 17 – 19 OSS Orange Beach, Alabama
August 24 – 26 Lake Rescue Shootout Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
September 28 – 30 SBI Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
National Championship
November 4 – 11 OSS Key West, Florida
World Championship