But it was not pretty. That was some very rough water at the 3/4 mile mark. I would bet the wind was blowing 20+ mph and the course was like a washing machine at the end. My little 28 felt aweful small. At 1/2 track we were running right at 120 mph and I thought I would be able to pull it through to the end, and I just couldnt do it. Man, I wanted to, but it just was a bad day on the water. You know the twin vee class first place boat went 111 mph, if that means anything. The radar guns were recording final speed only, so it did not matter what you ran up to the end, which was fine. It was the same for everyone, so it was totally fair. The guys at LakeRacer did a great job with the event and my whole family had a great time. Brought two boats with TPI power and took home two 1st's, so I am pleased with that, plus no one broke anything or got hurt, which is the best point of all.
Great showing Gary, but I'm calling bullshit on the 20 mph winds. There were gusts over 30 mph, and cross rollers from all the boats traveling at speed in the uncontrolled no wake zone. Very nasty water that you ran some nice numbers on.
Glad you came through it safe, and that your bullet proof Bullet motors held together.
I personally have never beat up my little boat like that. Like I said, it was like a giant washing machine on the end of the course. Seriously though, every one involved with the event played it very cool and handled the event with class. I NEVER saw one member of the staff "snap" or lose their cool once. Very Impressive display of professionalism if you ask me. We had a great time at the event, and hey, we won 4th place in the Poker Run with a flush!!!!! 4 "2"'s won! Very fun dinner/awards banquet also
I saw this pic on the main forum and had to post it. Nice water
This is Javier...just wanted to say what a class act to give ALL of your poker hand winnings to charity. I am sure with the presence TPI made this weekend, it was not a cheap weekend for you. I will say that some other WELL OFF winners did not extend the same generosity.
I apologize for not coming up and meeting with you, but everytime I saw you, you were at the throttles or enjoying you family, so I did not want to bother you!
We were welcomed with open arms by everyone we came in contact with. That was also my family's first Poker Run, and my daughters really thought it was great. As far as the charity goes: It's a great cause. My 11 year old has been working very hard at her school to put together "Solders Angels" packages to send to the troops, so the donation seemed appropriate for us
I am hoping you and I are going to meet up soon,,,,,,,,,,
If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will always do what I can for a good charity. I still owe you a ride in this 28 Bullet. Let's try and make that happen before Summer