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22nd Annual Lakefest @ Lake Marble Falls, 8/9-11/13

22nd Annual Lakefest @ Lake Marble Falls, 8/9-11/13
Safety crews come to aid of Scotty Lumbert after Top Fuel Hydro crash

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August 12, 2013
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Marble Falls, TX.,(Aug. 11th, 2013)

Ehrlich, Ball and Lamb score Pro class wins in Top Fuel Hydro, Top Alcohol Flats and Pro Modifieds, respectively.

Sunday capped off the final day of the 22nd Annual Lakefest at Lake Marble Falls featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. It was a nice cool(comparatively speaking), breezy morning as finaleliminations began on the ‘liquid quarter mile.’ About 120 boats took part in the weekend’s events racing in the Pro and Sportsman classes.

Several special guest were in the house this weekend including TV star Jesse James and NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis Dejoria. As part of Pro Modified driver Marty Logan’s Chris Kyle, American Hero tour, Chris’ wife Taya was in the house singing autographs and went out on the barge to make a pass with Logan’s boat.

Round one of eliminations was tough on the Top Fuel Hydros, Scotty Lumbert had his chute deploy early causing the boat to jump out of the water, tear off one of the twin props and crash, all while getting the win light. Lumbert was alright, but the boat, not so much. Daryl Ehrlich had his boat shut off early and coast through the finish beams. Lucky, his opponent Joel Weber, broke on the starting line.

Ehrlich Defends Lakefest Title
Round Rock racer Daryl Ehrlich backed up his 2012 Lakefest win with another consistent pass. Ehrlich, in the Eddie Know ownedProblem Child sponsored by Red Line Oil, Bless Trucking, House of Colour, MFR, CSU Gulf Coast, Optima, Makato, Carrillo, Bullet Drag Hydros laid down another 3.5 second pass going 3.569 @ 251.593mph in the Semi’s. It was Ehrlich all the way as Bryan Sanders had trouble coming off the line and failed to complete his run.

Ehrlich, the defending and multi-time Top Fuel Hydro Champion, continues on his way to another title. With a bye run in the finals, Ehrlich had one thing in mind, but it wasn’t a possible new record. The Semi-final took its toll on equipment burning up parts and pieces. The crewthrashed to get the boat together, but transmission parts were unavailable. So Ehrlich, in an anti-climactic ending, fired the motor, got to take off and break the timing beams for the win.

Top Fuel Hydro Finals
Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, N/T

Top Fuel Hydro Round 2
Bryan Sanders, Tequila Sunrise, N/T
Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, 3.569 @ 251.593

Scotty Lumbert, Spirit of Texas, N/T

Top Fuel Hydro round 1
Bryan Sanders, Tequila Sunrise(broke beam)

Jeff Gregory, Whiskey River, 24.013 @ 29.062
*Scotty Lumbert, Spirit of Texas, 6.054 @ 66.649(crashed)

Joel Weber, Hot Licks, N/T(broke at start)
*Daryl Ehrlich, Problem Child, 14.021 @ 11.543(shut off/coasted through)

Ball Blasts Top Alcohol Flat Field
Randy Ball, “The Okie” busted the Top Alcohol Flat class all weekend long. After grabbing the number one qualifying spot on Saturday, Ball continued his winning ways in eliminations. Ball, in the ‘Oklahoman’ took out local racer Marcus Kinsey in round one. Then on a bye run in the finals, after Bill Miller failed to show, laid down a blast of 5.245 @ 155.666, hisbest of the weekend, to take home the win.

Top Alcohol Flat Finals
Randy Ball, Oklahoman, 5.245 @ 155.666

Top Alcohol Flats round 1
Bill Miller, Party to the Max, (broke beam)

Marcus Kinsey, Bad Company, 6.422 @ 129.337
*Randy Ball, Oklahoman, 5.605 @ 148.221

Lamb Chops Pro Modified Pack for Win
In the Pro Modified finals it came down to the local hero, Doug Maderer(Austin) versus the out-of-towner, Mike Lamb(Fairfield, Iowa). Lamb was first off the line, but Maderer tracked him by halfway. Unfortunately Maderer ran too quick on the top end and broke out by a hunderdth handing the victory to Lamb, who missed the index by three tenth.

Pro Modified Finals
Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 6.990 @ 175.439
Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.325 @ 157.343

Pro Modified round 1
Randy Benson, Texas Bounty Hunter, 7.125 @ 169.492
Mickey Snider, Top Gun, DNS

Todd MacAnally, Mayhem, 7.249 @ 130.435
*Kevin Helm, Kwik Trip, 7.071 @ 167.910

*Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 7.059 @ 173.077
Shawn Reed, Top Secret, 6.981 @ 174.081

Kyle Brawley, Wild Child, 6.985 @ 172.745
*Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.047 @ 161.290

Rick Allen, Total Kaos, 7.501 @ 162.749
*Lee Warren, Say When, 7.145 @ 166.667

Terry Kain, Racing Kain, 7.050 @ 166.052
*Marty Logan, Chris Kyle the Legend, 7.137 @ 147.300

*Travis Tutle, Short Fuse, 7.077 @ 170.132
Greg Lempar, Anger Management, 6.985 @ 173.077

Jim Richards, Alka Hauler, 6.754 @ 172.084
*Reagan Everett, Alcohol Dependent, 7.014 @ 169.173

Shannon Beal, Split Decision 2, 6.976 @ 166.667
*Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.034 @ 169.492

Pro Modified round 2
Kevin Helm, Kwik Trip, 7.182 @ 167.286

*Lee Warren, Say When, 7.150 @ 170.132
Randy Benson, Texas Bounty Hunter, 6.973 @ 171.756

Dustin Nesloney, Risky Business, 7.016 @ 170.544
*Reagan Everett, Alcohol Dependent, 7.011 @ 169.492

*Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 7.043 @ 174.419
Marty Logan, Chris Kyle the Legend, 6.991 @ 174.757

Travis Tutle, Short Fuse, 6.996 @ 172.745
*Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.049 @ 162.162

Pro Modified round 3
*Kevin Helm, Kwik Trip, 7.037 @ 166.667
Lee Warren, Say When, 21.015 @ 35.629

Mike Lamb, Just One More, 7.007 @ 163.339

*Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 7.018 @ 176.125
Reagan Everett, Alcohol Dependent, 7.071 @ 168.865

Pro Modified round 4
Doug Maderer, Outta Reach, 7.058 @ 173.077

Kevin Helm, Kwik Trip, N/t
Mike Lamb, Just One More, 6.974 @ 171.756

The Pro Outlaws, basically a second chance race for the Pro Modifieds, run a 1,000’ foot track, with a 5.50 index came down to Shannon Beal and Todd MacAnally. With nearly identical reaction times, Beal held a slight edge. He was able to hold that margin to the finish line for the win.

Pro Outlaw Finals; (1000’ on a 5.50 index)
*Shannon Beal, Split Decision 2, 5.581 @ 158.932
Todd MacAnally, Mayhem, 5.623 @ 158.932

Quick Eliminator Finals;
*Todd Ebert, Another Wet Dream, 6.044 @ 142.640
Steve Carter, Ratical Proposition, 6.050 @ 146.944

Pro Eliminator Finals;
Sam Nasise, Critical Mass, 8.463 @ 119.681
*Ronnie Hodge, Ripsaw, 8.122 @ 132.743

Top Eliminator Finals;
Vic Fugate, Lunatic Friends, 8.974 @ 115.681(broke out)
*Jeff Vail, Shock Therapy, 9.056 @ 114.504

Modified Eliminator Finals;
Greg Carr, Ain’t Scared, 10.035 @ 97.614
*Brent Riley, Payton Me Crazy, 10.020 @ 102.l740

Stock Eliminator Finals;
Steve Walls, Sotally Tober, 11.034 @ 90.090(red)
*Paul Hodges, Banana Spit, 10.997 @ 91.650

River Racer Finals;
*Bryant Gumbert, Chicks Dig It, 12.316 @ 74.938(hole shot)
Terry Marshall, 12.134 @ 80.573

2nd Chance Finals;
Ronald Jones, White Trash, 12.198 @ 79.225(broke out)
*JJ Sternadel, Water Bender, 16.283 @ 58.027

Personal Water Craft 1 Finals;
*Andrew Decker, N Way 2 Deep, 19.594 @ 45.918
Jennifer Knapp, 14.804 @ 61.392(red)

Personal Water Craft 2 Finals;
Dylan Crownover, B N Bad, 17.284 @ 54.414(broke out)
*Kyle Fawks, Youngblood, 16.759 @ 56.988
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