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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Post Race – Notes and Quotes
27th Annual Super Boat International World Championship
Key West, Florida
November 4 – 11, 2007

Eighth World Championship Title for Budweiser Select Offshore Team
“Key West has been good to us…”

POST RACE FACTS
– Eighth world title for Budweiser Select Team
– Took first place in all three races – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
– Competed in Superboat Unlimited class along with three other boats
– 72 total boats competed
– Budweiser Select Team ran the 50’ Mystic
– Course Wednesday and Friday – Three turns, 6 2/3 laps, approximately 6.5 miles/lap for a total of 44 miles
– Course Sunday – 12 2/3 laps for a total of approximately 82 miles
– Consistent weather every day – sunny, unusually flat seas and northeast wind at 10 knots
– Thousands of spectators lined the shoreline
– Average speed during three days of competition – 119 MPH
– Participated in parade and block party on Duval Street

QUOTES

Dave Scott – Owner/Driver – Budweiser Select Offshore Team
“This is what it’s all about… You have to take it one day at a time down here. It’s a race of attrition – you still have to push the equipment, but you have to do your best to save it at the same time. When you have three races, anything can happen, as we’ve seen in years past. But Key West has been good to us. We have won the world championship every year we’ve come to Key West. This year everything went as good as it could possibly go. I couldn’t be happier with winning all three races and lapping everyone in the process. The crew did a fantastic job with the boat all week. We set a pace and ran our own race. That was the key…”

“We changed out both motors on Wednesday after blowing an engine in the race that day. We had originally planned to bring an extra set to run on Sunday, but had to change our game plan a bit. It worked out for us though, because the engines we put in lasted through Friday and Sunday’s races with no issues. That’s where the crew comes in. They are without a doubt the best. They are the top of the food chain when it comes to offshore racing and maintaining a boat. They knew what they had to do and did it.”

“It felt great to bring home this title, especially in the way we were able to do it. It’s great to see all our hard work pay off. Not only did we win, but we were able to lap the whole field, including the much larger, 5,000 HP turbine boat along with the boat we won the world championship with two years ago [now belonging to AquaMania]. It is a great accomplishment, and I am proud of our whole team.”

Johnny Tomlinson – Throttleman – Budweiser Select Offshore Team
“Obviously I couldn’t be happier for our whole Bud Select Crew. Everyone did a great job, and I am proud to be a part of such a successful team.”

CAREER TEAM STATS
– Wins 63
– National Championship Titles 10
– World Championship Titles 8
– Top Gun Titles 5
– Official Speed Records 6

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

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 OSS Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Third Place
National Championship National Champions
November 4 – 11 SBI Key West, Florida First Place
World Championship World Champions
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