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Old 09-07-2011, 09:51 PM
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I agree with you for the most part except that there is no such thing as easily riding the wave in a turbine boat at nearly 200mph. It has taken a lot of work regardless of the financial support. You can't buy what those guys have done in that boat!
believe me the work involved is a LOT easier to deal with when you do not have to worry about cutting the checks...and in all reality traveling in a mystic at near 200 mph isn't all that bad in most conditions if the bottom stays intact...
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:03 PM
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believe me the work involved is a LOT easier to deal with when you do not have to worry about cutting the checks...and in all reality traveling in a mystic at near 200 mph isn't all that bad in most conditions if the bottom stays intact...
I'm just going to say that we have different perspectives on it. Yours is from the outside looking in and mine is from the inside looking out and ahead for the past six years.

Nobody writes checks in this economy for average and let's keep in mind that Marc and Scotty have "run around in circles" nearly 100 times before having a mishap! You can call it what you want, but even Cosker flipped one and Arruda is dealing with issues early in the game! I stand firmly saying that not everyone can do what they've done and that said, we'll just have to agree to disagree!
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:26 AM
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I'm just going to say that we have different perspectives on it. Yours is from the outside looking in and mine is from the inside looking out and ahead for the past six years.

Nobody writes checks in this economy for average and let's keep in mind that Marc and Scotty have "run around in circles" nearly 100 times before having a mishap! You can call it what you want, but even Cosker flipped one and Arruda is dealing with issues early in the game! I stand firmly saying that not everyone can do what they've done and that said, we'll just have to agree to disagree!
I agree and we don't have to disagree! Good Luck too fast!
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We look forward to her racing again. TM will have her back in shape in no time. Remember, she has had one race we are crossing our 100th race over 150mph. With persistence she will have her day just as we did. It's not something that can be rushed as you will pay with your life. Any team can be beat with planning practice,determination and money.

I would caution any team gunning for Miss Geico, if she (Miss G) is healthy she is a formidable opponent. Underestimate us at your peril.

Turbine Class, Superboat Unlimited,Extreme... we are all running for Top Dog and right now it's inconsistent for various reasons (health,accidents,cost,luck) so don't make too many assumptions most of the owners didn't get where they are by giving up.

As noted we are a professional race team and may of our competitors are part time. There is a difference in resources applied. That said , again, anyone can be beat.

We view our job as servicing our sponsor, please the fans and be great ambassadors to our sport.

Love us , Hate us...we'll keep doing what we do best.

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Scotty, I just wanted to throw some needed attn on the turbine class ,and get some smack talk goin, for Key West :
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worlds .
Key West looks to be pulling in a large number of superboats this year .
I hope JBS makes it as well .
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:55 PM
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Great video about Miss GEICO and turbine racing!
http://www.fort-lauderdale-marine-di...ws/q/26826.php
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:20 AM
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Please Explain the conditions YOU were in that werent that bad to you at 200 mph +.
I would love to hear comments from the other veterans of mystic ( owner racers ) at 200 mph ,and compare them to your,e experience .
I mean each of us react differently as far as our seat time in almost identical boats .

bobo, I said "at nearly 200mph"....have been over 190mph a number of times in a mystic....2010 Miami poker run to Islamorada and FPC Fort Myers to Everglade City with John Arruda on the throttles and a few other inland poker runs as well... and like I said conditions were not that bad and I was just along for the ride...no offense taken, just stating my limited experience and from talking with other owner/racers.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:19 PM
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There has been a remark in article #5 above that caught my attention, and it hasnīt been rebutted (yet):
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It is much easier for the others to attend a few pokers runs or shootouts, get local event sponsors that foot the bill and still get the attention the owners crave and the locals love. This way you avoid the politics, expense and pressure of the racing circuit, still get to run your boat and fire up the turbines and keep wear and tear to a minimum both on your boat and the engines.
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In other words, it is much easier to get sponsoring for events than for races. Is this true? If yes, it would provide a partial explanation for why the turbine class is in such a bad shape.

After all, the Miss Geico is of course also participating in events....
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