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August 29, 2007
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Post Race – Notes and Quotes
19th annual Lake Rescue Shootout presented by Budweiser
Osage Beach, Mo.
August 24 – 26, 2007
Budweiser Select Offshore Team Brings Home Three Class Wins Successful weekend for Dave Scott and crew at Lake Rescue Shootout

POST RACE FACTS
– Two-day shootout – Saturday and Sunday
– 71 entries in Lake Rescue Shootout
– Budweiser Select Team competed in three different classes
– Competed with 44’ MTI, 50’ Mystic and 44’ Turbine
– Classes are separated by classifications such as length and power
– Estimated two-mile long line of spectators
– Drag race style event, with one-mile straightaway
– Calm, flat conditions with temperatures in the mid-90s
– Race picked up for the first time by SPEED Channel and internationally by Telemundo
– Budweiser Select Team finished with three class wins

QUOTES
Dave Scott – Owner/Driver – Budweiser Select Offshore Team

“I was very excited to debut the new blown-alcohol engine in the 44’ MTI. This was the first time this boat has ever been tested and run with these engines. It produces more horsepower than our regular 1500 HP engines. We were glad we could debut it here at the Shootout. We were very happy to be able to show our fans our three boats, and really appreciate all the support from them and our sponsor, Anheuser-Busch.”

“The crew worked very hard during the last three weeks to prepare for this race, especially after having a race just last weekend in Orange Beach, Alabama. The crew worked hard at that race, and then worked to get all three boats ready for the Shootout with only a week in between.”

“This was also the first time we were able to make a full pass in our Turbine boat. We are very happy with the way it handled and ran down the course. We had a top speed of 188 MPH, which is a great inaugural run and a great start to the future of our Turbine program. However, I’m a little disappointed we weren’t able to capture the Top Gun title. Team Callan won the Top Gun title with a top speed of 209 MPH, and I congratulate them. Dave Callan and John Cosker did a great job and have proven to be a good competitor. We welcome good competition because it gives us the push to continue to strive for better results.”

"During our first pass with the new engines in the 44’ MTI on Sunday afternoon, we hit the start line and had great torque and got out of the box very quickly. We were headed straight down the racecourse and about two-thirds of the way down, the boat started to lift. We definitely caught some air, and as we settled down, we drifted to the right. For safety reasons, we had to let out of the throttles, which was unfortunate because we didn’t really get to see what those engines could do.”

CAREER TEAM STATS
– Wins 62
– National Championship Titles 9
– World Championship Titles 7
– Top Gun Titles 5
– Official Speed Records 6

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION
– Next OSS Race: September 28-30 – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri – National Championships
– 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. – OffshoreSuperSeries.com

44’ MTI BOAT FACTS
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: Jet-A Gallons Per Mile: 2.5 mpg
Power: Two 1900 bhp Sterling Performance Engines Drives: Tri-Max Surface Drivers
Rigging: SuperCat Rigging Boat Manufacturer: Marine Technology, Inc.
Steering:High grade Forged Stainless Steel Rudder Average Race Speed: 160+ mph

50’ MYSTIC BOAT FACTS
Name: Budweiser Select Mystic Fuel Capacity: 500 gallons
Width: 12 feet Race Weight: 11,750 lbs
Length: 50 feet, 4 inches Drives: Tri-Max Surface Drivers
Fuel: Chevron Phillips 118 Octane Boat Manufacturer: Mystic Powerboats Inc
Power: Two 1500 bhp Sterling Performance Engines Average Race Speed: 160+ mph
Rigging: TNT Custom Marine Make: C5000

TURBINE BOAT FACTS
Name: Budweiser Select Turbine Boat Gallons Per Mile: 4.2
Width: 11 feet Race Weight: 11,000 lbs
Length: 44 feet Drives: Tri-Max Surface Drivers
Fuel: Jet-A Boat Manufacturer: Marine Technology, Inc.
Power: (2) Lycoming T55 3,000 Output Shaft HP Record Speed: Unknown
Rigging: Super Cat Rigging Make: Carbon Fiber 44’ MTI

2007 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
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 First Place
July 27 – 29 OPA St. Clair, Michigan Second Place
August 17 – 19 OSS Orange Beach, Alabama First Place
August 24 – 26 Lake Rescue Shootout Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
44’ MTI First Place
50’ Mystic First Place
44’ Turbine First Place
September 28 – 30 SBI Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
National Championship
November 4 – 11 OSS Key West, Florida
World Championship
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