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Old 05-28-2010, 06:55 PM
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With only 3 boats in the class they should just be used for exibtion races to draw a crowd to watch the "real" classes race. As far as I know there are no other boats being built for the class. The other thing that bothers me is that noone in trying to explore other manufactures for this class they all run 50' Mystics with the exact same turbines from turbine marine. Yes I am aware there arent too many people building marinised turbines but Im thinking the the 50' outlimits cat would give the Mystic a run for its money or even a Nortech . But as far as the racing goes i dont think there has been any real racing since 2002-2003 with the 850 class. I dont think anyone should even consider calling themself a champion if they are the only ones in the class! Even if you did show up to the races! I would be able to live with myself if i was going around telling people I was a nation champ and they asked me how many boats i ran against and told them none or 1. Pretty embarassing.
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It seems to me there are some sour grapes rolling around.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:46 PM
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I dont think anyone should even consider calling themself a champion if they are the only ones in the class! .
Awe come on.....

Everyone accepted it just fine when Fountain idled across the starting line in Key West then headed for the trailer without completing one lap. They wasted no time to claim their World Champion Status to sell more Fountains...

I find it strange how everyone praised Fountain for all he did with offshore even though it was the Reggie Show on TV.

Now you have a team like Miss Geico that sure knows how to put on a show for the fans, and supports offshore financially, and people want to take jabs at them.

The 1st race has not even been started yet. Why is the whining starting now ?

You may find yourself thanking them during those cold months of November & December when you're glued to a TV watching Offshore on a Cable network.

I give Haggin a lot of credit.

Personally I did not think he would have stuck it out this long.

If you need to be reminded on who brought the last LIVE COVERAGE from the World Championship to TV, just have a look at this and tell me this wasn't top shelf coverage.
All out John's pocket no less...

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Then why is JBS or AM not going to all the events and race Geico ?????

Come on,,its great to have the turbines,,,but who else is going to spend that green and wreck their stuff ???

New ones ,,,where ?????

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AM not running yet this year has nothing to do with racing, or the economy.
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AM not running yet this year has nothing to do with racing, or the economy.
Ok then where are they?
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JBS racing participated in the Lake Havasu Popra race and kilo run in April. As we have stated before, JBS Racing is curently looking for a title sponsor. Until a deal is signed we will be running a limited schedule. Thank you to all our fans and non fans as well for their continued support and passion for offshore racing.


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Ok then where are they?
There are some health issues, within the Aqua team. Thus at this point they are not racing, and may not race at all this season.
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There are some health issues, within the Aqua team. Thus at this point they are not racing, and may not race at all this season.
Sorry to hear that. To lose one boat in a three-boat fleet is devastating,
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