- Sep 14, 2007
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I remember seeing those.. And they are BAD ASS!!
That's too cool Geoff. Glad to see you are teaming up with Lucas! I hope the program works out well!This is for kids age 10-16. The exhibition boats will be running 30HP outboards and we expect speeds around 40 MPH. The draft rules have three different divisions, based on age and index. 55MPH will be about the max on these, running 660'.
Hydros will be available for the 2016 season.
Eh....maybe. Here's the problem, might be a hard sell to the insurance folks on this deal. Was difficult enough getting them to go with the program as it is.Do you think a VW motor will fit in the hydro?
V-drive VW powered mini hydro! :skull
The boats are going to be there for any and all kids that want to get in them. Bring 'em down!None of these dates conflict with our NHRA Jr Drag Racing schedule. If someone wants to put a kid that knows how to cut a light in a boat I have 3 that are old enough.
Same deal with the dragsters. My daughters 7.90 car would pull 1.42 60', but we didn't have 330 clocks working locally. When we went to Redding we got the "Um, her car is smoking the 330 mark" I have it geared so it won't break the 85mph rule (84 throughout he lights), but she was well under the recommended 330 times. :rolleyesEh....maybe. Here's the problem, might be a hard sell to the insurance folks on this deal. Was difficult enough getting them to go with the program as it is.
I see you're running NHRA Jr. Dragsters - this is going to be very similar when it comes to rules. 660' index, but we will also be watching 330' speed and times. Too quick or too fast and you're weekend is over. Safety first!
Asphalt/dirt racing for kids is a much easier sell. Here's my son at age 5 (he's 18 now). The kids can definitely run these boats. It's the grown up insurance guys that worry me. :cool
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Red boat is a Kurtis. Black boat is an Abbottcraft.Both of those look very close to the Kurtis 501's. The Red Boat particularly.
Thanks George. Watching my youngest, who is now almost 19, go from racing go karts to being glued to the XBOX was one of my biggest motivators. While I'm not a fan of forcing kids to pursue any specific activity, having options certainly helps. Good, clean family-oriented fun.Good to see your efforts are paying off ! More kids into 'self control/discipline ' thru a motor sport . More parents spending time with their kids . More all around 'wholesome' activities for people of all ages . More kids learning about mechanical things and business sense . Nice work !
I'll do my best. I'm pretty much a one man band on this deal, so time is scarce. Still building custom minis as well and I think I'm busier now that i'm "retired".Very cool! Glad it's gaining momentum. I may still try to get my kids down for the Havasu or Phoenix race. Keep it up and PLEASE, keep us updated. :thumbup: