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April 29, 2008


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‘Desert Storm’/Pacific Offshore Powerboat Race (POPRA) – Offshore Super Series
Lake Havasu, Ariz.
April 25-27, 2008

Engine Trouble Ends Day Early For Bud Light Offshore Team on Lake Havasu


– Second race of the Offshore Super Series (OSS) season
– Second-place finish for Bud Light Offshore Team
– 21 total boats competed this weekend
– 2 boats competed in Cat Extreme Class
– Ran five laps on the 4.9-mile course before engine trouble forced return to dock
– Average race speed - 146.16 mph


– Seas – flat
– Wind – 15 knots
– Air temperature – 92 degrees


Dave Scott – Owner – Budweiser Light Offshore Team

“The team did a good job this weekend. It was good to get Mike and Johnny back in the boat and get more experience running together. This was our first race on Lake Havasu, and it’s unfortunate that we ran into engine trouble so early in the race.”

“The boat really isn’t suited for short racecourses, and that’s exactly what we encountered this weekend. The next three races, we’ve got ocean races, so we should be in good shape on all three of those”

Johnny Tomlinson – Throttleman – Bud Light Offshore Team

“All in all it was a good weekend, until race day. I think we had favorable conditions on Saturday to do very well. But then on Sunday the weather got real calm and the racecourse went to real flat water. It was such a short racecourse, only a 4.9-mile lap, which is a little short to get the big boat moving and going to run with the smaller CRC boat. I felt like we may have been at a disadvantage on acceleration starting the race and that kind of showed. CRC out-accelerated us to the first turn and being such a short racecourse with short straightaways, I don’t know if we had enough to run with them. I don’t think we would have in the bigger boat, since it was so calm and so short.”

“I had problems early in the race. The second lap is when I started noticing problems with the engines. We ended up burning up an intercooler on one of the engines and got water in the engine and had to bring it in early. That was disappointing that we weren’t able to finish the race due to the engine problems. We really had nothing for them, because we had problems so early.

Mike Seebold - Driver – Bud Light Offshore Team

“We started out well on Saturday and then on Sunday we had some engine issues early in the race. This kind of thing just happens, and it’s unfortunate that we had problems this weekend.”

“The water on Lake Havasu was really calm, and I’m looking forward to getting to rougher, more bumpy water where the boat will really do well.”


– Wins 64
– National Championship Titles 10
– World Championship Titles 8
– Top Gun Titles 5
– Official Speed Records 6


– Next OSS Race: June 22 – 22 – Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
– 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. –


Name: Bud Light 50’ Mystic
Fuel Capacity: 400 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
2008 Top Speed: 194 mph
Rigging: TNT Custom Marine
Make: C5000


April 3 – 6 OSS Biloxi, Miss. First Place

April 25 – 27 OSS Lake Havasu, Ariz. Second Place

June 20 – 22 OSS Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

July 4 – 6 SBI/APBA Sarasota, Fla.

July 18 – 20 SBI/APBA Dania Beach, Fla.

Aug. 23 – 24 Lake Ozark Fire Rescue Lake Ozark, Mo.

Sept. 26 – 28 OSS Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. OSS National Championships

Oct. 15 - 19 OSS Destin, Fla. OSS World Championships

Nov. 2 – 9 SBI/APBA Key West, Fla. SBI/APBA World Championships

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