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Miss GEICO on Discovery Channel's Build it Bigger Show 9/26, 9/27 & 9/28

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Miss GEICO’s Crew Celebrates a Stunning Season:
Discovery Channel’s “Build It Bigger” episode, featuring
Miss GEICO’s turbine technology to air this week,
Lake of the Ozarks Showdown Between the Industry’s Best Powerboats this weekend.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO - (SEPT. 26, 2007) – Miss GEICO, one of the world’s fastest offshore power boats, shows the world how to “build it bigger” this week on the Discovery Channel’s television show by the same name with three airings of an adrenaline-filled episode on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. An in-depth-look at the specialized construction of Miss GEICO sheds light on the technology that makes it one of the fastest boats in the world.

“It is an honor to be showcased on the Discovery Channel,” said Team Owner John Haggin. “We have invested in our team with unparalleled time, talent and technology. This show recognizes those efforts and the great work of our crew. Now the viewers will see for themselves, the truth we live everyday – there’s no boat better than Miss GEICO.”

Miss GEICO’s star treatment started with filming this spring, when Danny Forster, the show’s host, spent 10 days with the team and crew getting an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to race one of the world’s fastest boats. “He not only drove the Miss GEICO Racing MTI,” said Marc Granet, Miss GEICO team driver, “But got his hands dirty behind the scenes with all of the great people who make up the team. We're really excited about the show and hope our fans enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”

The show’s focus marries Forster’s background in construction design with the world’s most audaciously ambitious building projects. From bridges to boats, the Discovery Channel takes a scientific and fun approach to exploring how the best construction comes to be. “Miss GEICO’s debut on national television is one more step in the growth of Offshore Powerboat Racing moving toward the mainstream US motor sports marketplace,” Granet said. Set your Tivo for speed and record this episode that airs on Wed., Sept. 26, 10 p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 27, 2 a.m. and Fri., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.

Back to Basics
There’s no stopping the Miss GEICO offshore racing team enterprise. Before the credits can begin to roll on the Discovery Channel debut, the team will be headed to Missouri for the Offshore Super Series National Championships in Lake of the Ozarks. In a heated battle fit for the sport’s record books, Miss GEICO will face off against the legendary Bud Select team. In a classic Performance Extreme Clash of the Titans, Miss GEICO will play a strategically superior David to Bud Select’s brute force Goliath. “We’re looking forward to racing Bud Select on their home waters,” Miss GEICO Throttleman Scotty Begovich said. “This is the race we’ve been waiting all season to win.” Begovich says his team’s confidence is backed by capability. “We’ve done our homework…all the practice, preparation and precision it takes to claim this title…it’s ours. We own it. But the time for talking is past. We’ll let our actions speak for themselves.” The family-friendly competition led by Granet and Begovich, GEICO’s water-based gladiators, and Miss Budweiser’s team, keeps fans on the edge of their seats. “In any race, there can only be one winner,” Haggin said. “We are always racing to win. But, in this sport – every crew and every racer who climbs into the cockpit of a boat in the race toward victory is a winner. That’s how we see it.”

For your insider’s perspective on the world’s preeminent powerboat racing team, schedule an interview with Haggin, Granet, Begovich and other members of the Miss GEICO team.

Specifications: “Miss GEICO” Unlimited Offshore Catamaran
2007 Miss Geico MTI.

Builder: Marine Technologies Incorporated
Materials: Composite, Carbon, Epoxy
Length: 44 feet
Beam: 10’ 6
Weight: 10,000lbs
Fuel: 500 Gal Capacity
Type: Jet- A, Kerosene, Diesel
Engines: Lycoming T-53 703 series
Drives: BPM, Surface
Horsepower: 1850 x 2
Propellers: Precision, High Strength Alloy
Rudder: Carbon Stainless
Paint: House of Kolor, EFX

Performance: 185+ MPH!!!
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