thanks to everyone that helped and offered to help out in the 999 pit. Jet4Fun and my cousin Randy took good care of me all week. I took the bottle out of the boat so we could run TE and we struggled to slow the boat down safely during test n' tune and qualifying but ended up at the top of the ladder with a 9.01 pass during round three on friday. Coupled with with the .03-.07 lights i cut in both lanes during thursday and friday, we were feeling pretty damn good about our chances.
we won a few good races with 0 lights and then i blew it and ended our weekend with a couple of red lights. I'm looking forward to chopping down the NJBA tree and putting the crappy water at firebird behind me.
Had to dump the boat in the water in blythe today on the way home to make a few passes and remind myself that in any other body of water my boat actually runs pretty good.
the red cup pits went off as usual. lots of good fun and great people at all times. Met a few legends in the pits that i'm stoked about. Was also real good to see Westerfield win the championship, Dave Poffenbargen (sp?) shoe his way to the final in PE, and pattymelt went a bunch of rounds too.
saw a lot of sick boats in the staging lanes. was hungover ever single day on the rope. im burnt out. see y'all later.
thanks to the big river crew, all the performance boat guys, and everyone else that was kind enough to stop by the pit and say hello.
and joe, thanks for the generator. you're not getting it back. lol