Publication Date: September 15, Publication Date: September 15, List Price: These mavericks dared to mix unleashed speed-on-the-water with smoke and fire, thunderous nitro or powerful blown gas while avoiding the moment when their boat could take a deadly spin, nose dive or flight—many failed.
As a young innovator and Drag Boat enthusiast, Don Edwards has helped to shape the Drag Boat industry from the very beginning. He has won many races and awards while building his reputation as one of the best in the business! Don currently enjoys coordinating reunions and boat shows.
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At least in the Top Fuel class where he was a world champ, event winner, and record setter. I miss them. You can read all about him here. Anyway, remember how I was saying that fans of the last decade and a half never got to know him?
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Through the years he has never lost his enthusiasm and friendship of those he knew during his racing years. Today he enjoys coordinating racers reunions and boat shows in California as well as restoring an original Hallett wood drag hydro. In the s Barry built and raced successfully in off-shore powerboat competitions.
Drag Boat. What happened to reduce the spectator crowd at Drag boat events?? In response to numerous.
When I first heard those big boats fire up and make a pass, I was really impressed. Ermshar, 41, is a heavy-equipment operator from Riverside who races weekends, but he has been winning so consistently in his blown gas flat-bottom that he may soon become a boat builder. Ermshar, who will race this weekend in the International Hot Boat Assn.