21st Annual Lakefest 2012 at Lake Marble Falls
Joel Weber makes a clean consistent pass for Top Alcohol Hydro win.
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Marble Falls, TX., (Aug. 12th, 2012) The final day of the 21st Annual Lakefest featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series started with a change of plans. Racing on water is not nearly the same as land, and with Mother Nature kicking up a breeze the Pro classes had to be delayed. At the high speeds the Pro classes hit and slight chop could mean disaster. The slower classes are somewhat less susceptible to less than perfect water conditions.
As part of the festivities, television star and Austin native, Jesse James was on hand taking in the action on the ‘liquid quarter mile.’ Matt Hagan, who was on vacation from NHRA this weekend and picked up his Lucas Oil Drag Boat license piloting Randy Benson’s, Texas Bounty Hunter, also stuck around to enjoy the racing.
Pro Modified driver Tommy Thompson took a spill during round 1 of eliminations in the class. The boat jumped out of the water, nosed back in and came apart. The capsule stayed intact and above water, with Thompson able to give the rescue crew the ‘thumbs up’ and only suffer a sore back.
Ehrlich Eases Away in Top Fuel Finals
Daryl Ehrlich backed up last year’s win pretty much dominating the class in his Eddie Knox owned, Red Line Oil sponsored, Problem Child. Ehrlich was paired up with Scotty Lumbert(Spirit of Texas) for the finals and spotted him a tenth on the tree. After half track, Ehrlich drove aroundLumbert who had issues and slowed his pace, giving the win light to Ehrlich.
Top Fuel Hydro Final Eliminations
Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, 3.500 @ 252.525
Scotty Lumbert, Spirit of Texas, 4.221 @ 164.690
Jeff Gregory, Whiskey River II, N/T(broke @ 60’)
Scotty Lumbert, Spirit of Texas, 4.032 @ 182.304
Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, N/T
Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, 3.510 @ 252.525
Jarrett Silvey, Speed Sports Special, 3.721 @ 205.987
Kebin Kinsley, Hot Licks, N/T(fire)
Jeff Gregory, Whiskey River II, 4.006 @ 197.057
Bryan Sanders, Tequila Sunrise, 4.546 @ 145.068
Scotty Lumbert, Spirit of Texas, 4.166 @ 217.140
Weber, What a Tomato Tops in Alcohol Hydro
Joel Weber, in the What a Tomato Too, finished his sweep of the weekend after taking the number one spot on Saturday. Keeping with consistent times, Weber ran a 4.439 to out run Robert Pazdernik’s 5.963
Top Alcohol Hydro Final Eliminations
Robert Pazdernik, Final Notice, 5.963 @ 145.086
Joel Weber, What a Tomato Too, 4.439 @ 198.203
Bausher Best Again
Picking up yet another win at the annual Lakefest event, Don Bausher had a tough run in the finals against Tony Scarlatta’s, Lucas Oil Shazam. Bausher got 2/100th on Scarlatta as the light went green, then inched out to a margin of .08 at the finish line, or about three feet.Both drivers ran nearly identical 5.40’s. but Bausher’s Red Line Oil sponsored, BAE powered, Cole Hull outran Scarlatta by 6/100th.
Top Alcohol Flats Final Elimination
Don Bausher, Habit Forming, 5.413 @ 156.022
Tony Scarlatta, Lucas Oil Shazam, 5.474 @ 152.874
Tony Scarlatta, Lucas Oil Shazam, 5.198 @ 152.532
Don Bausher, Habit Forming, 5.445 @ 150.512
Bill Miller, Party to the Max, 5.776 @ 104.573
Don Bausher, Habit Forming, N/T
Bob Raber, Night Moves, 5.730 @ 143.541
Bill Miller, Party to the Max, 5.477 @ 146.944
Dan Rogers, Flat Black, 5.489 @ 158.932
Tony Scarlatta, Lucas Oil Shazam, 5.351 @ 154.959
Nesloney in a Nail Biter
In the Pro Modified finals Dustin Nesloney and Lee Warren put on a show for the fans that stuck around, as the last pair down the track. Leaving with almost identical reaction times(.022/.023) the duo ran hull tohull the entire distance with Nesloney eking out victory by 4/1000th, less than a foot
Pro Modified Final Eliminations
Lee Warren, Tuckers Dream, 7.025 @ 158.172
Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.022 @ 166.967
Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 6.922 @ 169.173
Larry Hathaway, Lethal Injection, 7.037 @ 168.539(red light by .001)
Lee Warren, Tuckers Dream, N/T
Mike Lamb, Just One More, 6.987 @ 164.534(broke out)
Lee Warren, Tuckers Dream, 7.116 @ 162.455
Casey Beal, Split Decision 2, 6.920 @ 169.173(broke out)
Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.103 @ 165.746
Larry Hathaway, Lethal Injection, 7.049 @ 168.539
Terry Kain, Raising Kain, 12.881, 39.387
Lee Warren, Tuckers Dream, 7.014 @ 165.746
Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.049 @ 161.871
Marty Logan, Livin’ Tha Dream, N/T(broke on line)
Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.063 @ 163.043
Jim Booher, Fist Full of Dollars, 6.997 @ 168.856(broke out)
Kyle Brawley, Wild Child, 7.069 @ 169.492
Larry Hathaway, Lethal Injection, 7.056 @ 168.224
Casey Beal, Split Decision 2, 7.195 @ 137.195
Marty Logan, Livin’ Tha Dream, 7.029 @ 168.224
Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.068 @ 164.835
Tommy Thompson, A Few Dollars More, 7.449 @ 108.434(crash)
Greg Lempar, Anger Management, 7.011 @ 172.745
Jim Booher, Fist Full of Dollars, 7.055 @ 166.667
Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 7.209 @ 168.539
Lee Warren, Tuckers Dream, 7.012 @ 169.811
Terry Kain, Raising Kain, 7.422 @ 147.541
Shawn Reed, Top Secret, 6.982 @ 166.976(broke out)
Randy Benson, Texas Bounty Hunter, 6.950 @ 172.745
Larry Hathaway, Lethal Injection, 7.078 @ 166.052
Mickey Snider, Top Gun, 16.611 @ 21.697
Casey Beal, Split Decision, 7.252 @ 138.249
Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.050 @ 161.002
Jim Richards, Alka Hauler, 7.227 @ 163.043
Travis Tutle, Short Fuse, 7.808 @ 124.138
Kyle Brawley, Wild Child, 7.082 @ 166.359
It was a double break out deciding the winner for Pro Eliminator. Todd Ebert’s 7.998 was the least offensive of the two as David Cooper ran under with a 7.967
Todd Ebert, Another Wet Dream, 7.998 @ 152.284
David Cooper, Gambler, 7.967 @ 132.535
Walter Dulin gave away the Top Eliminator victory when he broke out by all of 1/1000th against Sambo Smith in the finals.
Sambo Smith, Crapshooter, 9.101 @ 105.263
Walter Dulin, Do It Again Dulin, 8.999 @ 113.493
Roger Gaines got the walk off win in Modified Eliminator after Johnny Lackey failed to make the call for the final round run.
Roger Gaines, Flirtin’ With Disaster, 9.996 @ 100.334
Johnny Lackey, Redneck Foreplay, DNR
Mike Allbright got nearly a tenth on Colton Culpit as the Stock Eliminator finals took the green. Allbright then outran Culpit 11.059, to Culpit’s 11.076.
Mike Allbright, Wat’er The Odds, 11.059 @ 89.197
Colton Cupit, Color Me Gone, 11.076 @ 91.185
Neal Lackey left Tim Walton sitting at the line with a huge holeshot then ran a 12.119 0n a 12.10 dial in to easily get the River Racer win.
Neal Lackey, Sneaky Sneaky, 12.119 @ 81.522
Tim Walton, Play-n-Hooky, 13.155 @ 74.442
In Personal Watercraft 1, Dave Watkins ran a 14,421 on a14.30 dial in leaving behind Paul Sternadel.
Dave Watkins, Monkey Sea, Monkey Doo, 14.421 @ 63.785*
Paul Sternadel, Texas Rattle Snake, 13.261 @ 60.443
Alyssa Fawks got a better light by 2/10th then had a good run of 18.489 on her 14.35 dial in.
Cody Gray, Say When Again, 20.805 @ 44.031
Alyssa Fawks, Lethal Threat, 18.489 @ 49.288*