PROBLEM CHILD REPEATS AT DIAMOND DRAG BOAT NATIONALS
Wheatland, MO - After much needed rain fell across the Ozarks, Sunday the skies parted and gave way for a beautiful day of Drag Boat Racing on Lake Lucas. Final Eliminations of the Canidae All Natural Pet Foods 2nd Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals presented by Lucas Oil brought out the Nation's top competitors in 12 classes. More than 100 boats filled the pit area for a long weekend of racing. Fans enjoyed great food from local vendors, displays, fun games and attractions for the kids and the extreme speeds of the baddest boats on water.
2011 Inaugural Diamond Drag Boat Nationals Top Fuel Hydro Champion, Daryl Ehrlich started the day with some fireworks. "Problem Child" soared down Lake Lucas to win the first round before catching fire. Rescue crews had to sink the TFH in order to put out the flames. The "Problem Child" team rallied and rebuilt the boat in time for the final pass to end the event on Lake Lucas.
The Final Elimination in TFH paired "Problem Child" against "Speed Sport Special" piloted by Jarret Silvey (Boat Owner: Lou Osman). At the launch "Problem Child" flew down Lake Lucas at 246 MPH. "Speed Sport Special" experienced a mechanical problem and suddenly dove down into the Lake just in front of the starting barge. Jarret Silvey was removed safely from the boat, ending his day as the Runner-Up. "Problem Child's" win did not come without a little drama in true Ehrlich style. After making the 246 MPH pass for the win, a mechanical failure sent the TFH onto the banks of Lake Lucas. Ehrlich also exited the boat unharmed.
A full run down of results for the final rounds is available here. Don't forget to check your local TV listings for the CBS Broadcast of the 2nd Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals on September 22nd. For more information about the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, check out their websitewww.LucasOilDragBoats.com .
Lucas Oil Speedway will be off this weekend to prepare for the annual Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck and Tractor Pulls scheduled for September 15th. For complete event information and the latest Lucas Oil Speedway news visit:www.LucasOilSpeedway.com.
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Sponsors
AAA Missouri- "The Official Auto Club" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Bill Roberts Chevrolet- "The Official Truck" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Canidae Pet Foods - "The Official Pet Foods" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
DART Machinery - "The Official Engine Components" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
MAVTV - "The Official Television Network" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Optima Batteries- "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Speedco - "The Official Truck Lube and Tire Center" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Speedway
2012 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Andy's Frozen Custard, Ash Grove Aggregates, B.J.'s Trophy Shop, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Buffalo Prairie Dental, Bobbie's Cafe, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, DJ's RV Sales and Service, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, Gathering Place, Goody's Resorts, Harbor Campground & Marina, Hermitage Lumber, Hoffman Racecars, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JE Pistons, Lucas Cattle Company, Lucas Slick Mist, MFA Bolivar, Maples Ford, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company Reliable Chevrolet, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Roush/Yates Racing Engines, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, White's Marine Center
Problem Child vs. Speed Sport
Daryl Ehrlich in Victory Lane