Drag Boat Racing on Lake Eufaula

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Hundreds gather at Lake Eufaula to catch a glimpse of pure adrenaline.
The second annual Outboard Drag Boat Association "Racing on the Reservoir" featured racers from across the nation.
The two day boat race brought more than 700 people to the lake.
But, the buzz around the lake was about the only female racer in the competition.
"I have a lot of people who don't believe in me so I have to show them,” says Natalie Hilbish from Demopolis, Alabama.
Organizers hope for a bigger and better race next year with more entertainment for women and children.
For more information about the race and results visit www.racingonthereservoir.com.

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  • by Supreet Location: ny on Nov 25, 2010 at 01:45 AM
    As the name suggests, Drag Boat Racing is a form of drag racing which takes place on water rather than land. As in drag racing, contests take place between two vehicles over a straight quarter mile (1320 feet) course but unlike drag racing on land the boats begin from a short rolling start rather than a standing start. Many classes are present on race day with the premier category of drag boat racing being the Top Fuel Hydroplane class which is a water based equivalent to Top Fuel Dragsters capable of covering a quarter mile (1320 feet) of water in less than four seconds with a terminal speed of around 260 mph (400 km/h). There are numerous other categories of drag boats based on various engine configurations (marine and automotive) and hull designs such as Top Alcohol Flatbottoms. The biggest event on the drag boat calendar is the IHBA World Finals which takes place at Firebird Raceway Phoenix, Arizona.
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