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    Lucas Oil Drag Boat World Finals photos (merged)

     



    Teched boats Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Took some photos yesterday that you might like to see....Will have to reduce the size....
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    Lucas Oil Drag Boat World Finals photos #2

     



    second in a series....
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    third in a series....
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    fourth in a series....
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    fifth in a series....
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    sixth in a series....
    The Blown Fever boat, #512 with the designation TFJ, is the only Top Fuel Jet flatbottom I have ever seen. Most Top Fuel boats are prop driven and hydroplane construction.
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    seventh in a series....
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    I haven't talked with him lately, but Tucson's leading dragboat racer would be Dave Sharp. Did you see him by any chance? He would be in Top Alcohol with a new boat... or his "Captain Chaos" Pro Gas Flat.

    Oops! I see now this was not the last event. {:-)
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    last two photos, roostertails....
    By the way, the nitromethane boats (Top Fuel) use two magnetos and two fuel pumps. The alcohol boats (Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flatbottom, Pro Mod) use one mag and one pump.
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    Multiple threads merged.


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    Thanks very much Bill, I didn't know how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOTRODPAINT View Post
    I haven't talked with him lately, but Tucson's leading dragboat racer would be Dave Sharp. Did you see him by any chance? He would be in Top Alcohol with a new boat... or his "Captain Chaos" Pro Gas Flat.

    Oops! I see now this was not the last event. {:-)
    We went through 140+ boats and my memory is not what it used to be. I could have seen him, but do not remember.

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    love the boats. looks like loads of fun but do not know if i would have the nerve to go on water that fast.
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    Thanks for the pics, Richard! Some really great looking rigs, but I believe I'll stick to four wheels!!!

    Oh yeah, the Mean Streak II boat. I noticed it was piloted by Mike Fry---would you possibly now if that is Bob Fry's (lived in Chandler about 10 years ago) son????
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    I've been a drag race fan since '62... but the boats scare me more! When things go wrong, they can go really wrong!!!

    I do like the fact that the pits are almost like a car show! Much flashier than the over commercialized cars.

    The boats also seem more exotic. A "spaceship-looking" vehicle... going down track flying on a cushion of air... and the only thing controlling them is a prop and three blades in the water!

    I was so impressed by them, that when I got back into model cars about 15 years ago, I scratchbuilt a hydro kit from blueprints, then gave it to a friend to produce for the market. Here are a couple pics...

    (Yes they are models.) :-)~
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