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Old 07-14-2008, 10:42 AM
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It was racingtainment!

I think Motley Crew ran hard the whole time since all the other boats there were faster, but the it looked like the other teams played the you win, I win, somebody else wins this time game... I mean I was holding my breath wondering if Geico could pass a supercat on the last lap... they did. whew.

It was a show, so who really cares, better than not watching anything.
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Those pics are great, they look fast just sitting at the dock. Maybe the reason he thought you were at half throttle is he goes tripple digits in a sting ray. I'm sure most everything is slow compared to that.
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I was there Sun and had a pretty darn good time.

I sat at Henderson Park and couldn't see the "roostertail turn" and missed Motley Crue going over, and would like to see pics of it. It must have been relatively gentle as I saw the boat on the trailer and it was completely unscathed. Glad they were ok.

It did seem that in some of the heats the boats were pedaling it a bit, as I'm pretty sure that Miss Geico should have been running away from Talking Trash, which ran in every heat. I was impressed with Talking Trash, and they helped put on a great show. They did a pass about 20 ft off the sea wall at speed that really got the crowd going.
actually the straights were pretty short and we could only get the boats rolling for just a short stab. On the downriver leg it was ruff just before the turn and you had an extra 30mph of airspeed keeping the boat on the tunnel longer. The Roostertail turn was just plain tight but was a blast. We would get on it and drift out to the wall and run down the straight and it was a blast seeing everyone cheering and waiving the approach to both turns required a bit of restraint.
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It was racingtainment!

I think Motley Crew ran hard the whole time since all the other boats there were faster, but the it looked like the other teams played the you win, I win, somebody else wins this time game... I mean I was holding my breath wondering if Geico could pass a supercat on the last lap... they did. whew.

It was a show, so who really cares, better than not watching anything.

where were you at? did you make it out?
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We were there ,, bad show all the way around ,, The parking was bad ,, the shuttle service was bad ,,, the food was fair quality , Bad,, the racing was bad,, the OSS presentation was very, very bad,,, they ran around the course at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle and the announcer was giving a race play by play ,, bad,,, and then it rained ,,, bad,,:

The military Jet fly by show was good as always !!!!

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The Casino was rockin saturday afternoon there buddy !!!!!
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You are correct, After the U-7 boat went over, there was a 5 hr break in the action. and it sucked!

That was the first hydro event since 1983 for me. and it is still bad A$$

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actually the straights were pretty short and we could only get the boats rolling for just a short stab. On the downriver leg it was ruff just before the turn and you had an extra 30mph of airspeed keeping the boat on the tunnel longer. The Roostertail turn was just plain tight but was a blast. We would get on it and drift out to the wall and run down the straight and it was a blast seeing everyone cheering and waiving the approach to both turns required a bit of restraint.
How fast were you guys hitting on the straights?

Most of the fans there were either hydroplane guys, or just race fans in general, or just looking for something to do. Everyone seemed very entertained by the offshores though, even if they new nothing about them. Thanks for the good show, and that Talon sounded awesome.
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We were there ,, bad show all the way around ,, The parking was bad ,, the shuttle service was bad ,,, the food was fair quality , Bad,, the racing was bad,, the OSS presentation was very, very bad,,, they ran around the course at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle and the announcer was giving a race play by play ,, bad,,, and then it rained ,,, bad,,:

The military Jet fly by show was good as always !!!!

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Im sure if you took a survey of the people there, most found it very enjoyable. When moltley crew made that pass right along the wall it was an awesome sight. Perhaps you should skip the boat races and just go to the airshow instead. Then post your list of complaints about that.
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How fast were you guys hitting on the straights?

Most of the fans there were either hydroplane guys, or just race fans in general, or just looking for something to do. Everyone seemed very entertained by the offshores though, even if they new nothing about them. Thanks for the good show, and that Talon sounded awesome.
i think we were hitting 100-110, the supercat and extreme guys were probably hitting the 130's. We are the only ones running the tractor style exhaust and as you heard . . . . they let ya know were coming. Thank you for the compliments.

I just get the greatest feeling when we buzz a shoreline where fans are on their feet with arms in the air yelling and cheering. Always glad to be a part of any event that has that kind of fan base and given the circumstances it was good to be there to fill in for the unfortunate weather. There was no way the Unlimited guys could have run, its to bad cuz i was hoping to make it down to the Rooster and watch the finals but safety first as we all know.
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i think we were hitting 100-110, the supercat and extreme guys were probably hitting the 130's. We are the only ones running the tractor style exhaust and as you heard . . . . they let ya know were coming. Thank you for the compliments.

I just get the greatest feeling when we buzz a shoreline where fans are on their feet with arms in the air yelling and cheering. Always glad to be a part of any event that has that kind of fan base and given the circumstances it was good to be there to fill in for the unfortunate weather. There was no way the Unlimited guys could have run, its to bad cuz i was hoping to make it down to the Rooster and watch the finals but safety first as we all know.
We could hit 160 .....up or down the straight at any time

racingtainment....i like that

lots of history, Great fans ,lots of fun good for the sport.

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