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    Hadn't been on here in a while but I can't believe nobody has posted anything about Augusta
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    Hadn't been on here in a while but I can't believe nobody has posted anything about Augusta
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    I was referring to the fuckin the "FILLER BOATS" got ..
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    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Shortened qualifying session ruffles feathers at Augusta Southern Nationals

    By Justin Williams
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    Andy Reynolds (left), in Running With Scissors, speeds down the river during a Top Alcohol Hydro qualifier. Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series officials canceled some qualifying drawing the ire of drivers.
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    An abbreviated qualifying schedule Saturday at the 29th running of the Augusta Southern Nationals did not stop Scott Lumbert from potentially making Top Fuel Hydro class history on the Savannah River.
    It did, however, cause a number of drivers to voice their displeasure with officials from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, which has headed up the event since 2010.
    The second qualifying run was canceled for several classifications, though the top professional classifications were not affected.
    Series director Ken Dollar noted that qualification was set to begin about 8:45 a.m., but it was pushed back until after 10. He said the Stevens Creek power generating station, which does not run during the day to accommodate the event, had to run overnight Friday. That raised the water level a few feet and moved buoys and timing devices, forcing officials to reset the course.
    Dollar said that the late start, combined with “a couple of people having to go to the emergency medical station,” forced qualification to be cut short.
    “We weren’t going to keep these people, including these volunteers, out here ‘til 6:30 in this heat,” he said.
    Event chairman Dayton Sherrouse said that he heard numerous complaints from drivers.
    “I talked to them after the fact … they were talking about not reporting (for today’s races),” he said. “I told them that they were making a statement against Lucas (officials), but that hurts us and the spectators in Augusta. They bought tickets, and they’re expecting a show.
    “They don’t want to hurt us because their issue is not with us.”
    Sherrouse said that today’s elimination rounds, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will not be affected, aside from potential changes in qualifying position.
    He believes the conditions were not a reason for cutting qualifying short.
    “We checked with the medical team, and there were only six cases of heat issues,” Sherrouse said. “That is really small, given the number of people that were there. It’s a real low number, and none of them had to be put on IV. … Heat was really a non-issue.”
    As for the spat between drivers and Lucas officials, Sherrouse said that his group did not know about the issues until after the fact.
    “Lucas needs to do a better job with us to let us now what’s going on,” he noted.
    Lumbert, driving Spirit of Texas for owner David Kirkland, had a run of 267.38 mph Saturday, threatening the event record of 252 mph. Now, he must back up that run with another run that falls within 1 percent of that total – roughly 264 and 270 – to set a new Augusta Southern Nationals record.
    In April, Lumbert set the overall series speed record, with a run of 263.25 mph.
    Lumbert doesn’t care as much about the record as he does about winning the event, something he has never accomplished.
    His father, Ray Lumbert, and Kirkland have both won the event a handful of times, either as driver or crew member. Though Scott Lumbert has come close, victory has eluded his grasp.
    “I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, 20-plus years, and racing with my dad,” said Lumbert, who along with Kirkland won the 2014 series title and leads this year’s race by a landslide. “My dad’s won it, David’s won it. I’ve been in five of six finals here and have yet to win.
    “If this ends up being my first big win here, it would be huge for me.”
    A total of 75 boats are competing in this year’s event. That number includes six from the Top Fuel Hydro, considered the top division.
    Gates open at 8 a.m. today. One-day tickets cost $18, and children 10 and younger are free with an adult. Proceeds benefit the Augusta chapter of the Special Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I was referring to the fuckin the "FILLER BOATS" got ..
    so what was the fuckin?????
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    I always joked when we were racing why couldnt they have Augusta in Sept or so when it wasnt so miserably hot. That mid July is killer,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    so what was the fuckin?????
    Must of been something Bad,cause I heard that Chastain had a police escort to and from the driver's meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    so what was the fuckin?????
    We paid for T&T on friday, the second pass they decided to call one of our qualifying passes. Then Sat. morning they announced that we would get 3 qualifying runs in, I just chuckled. We got one, while all the capsule boats got more. Then they "called it" because of weather---- it was too hot. If you were one of the unlucky ones that couldnt show up till Sat morning, you just got 1 pass before competition. For what it cost us to get through the gate $$$ we expected a few more passes. They call this thing the "worlds richest dragboat race" , what I think they mean is you have to be rich to afford to run it.

    My annual SDBA membership was out so I had to join Lucas-$400
    They said the boat-owner had to belong to Lucas-$300
    T&T- $100
    Entry Fee- cant remember?
    Not sure what else they threw in there, but we peeled off $1075 just to get in there.

    On friday they told us to be there @ 8am to start T&T, we were on the ramp 5 min till 8, they couldnt get the freakin paramedics on site and start passes till 10:30, we got 1 pass in, then @ noon they said they were starting qualifying. Its not like this is their first freakin race, pretty sure that this crap shouldnt be happening. At the drivers meeting they kept changing from one excuse to another. Very unprofessional. We asked for a safety pass Sat. morning and was denied.
    Some of the drivers were in their boats- suited up for over an hr & a half, one told me he was in there 2 hrs.
    Drivers meeting got pretty heated up, guy from Lucas doing the meeting got smart and said "meeting is over, if you wanna race show up, if not see ya later".
    I quit drag racing on asphalt because the organizations had gotten too big and treated us like crap, hate to see it happen on the water.
    With all that said, last yr when I went to my first SDBA race I was amazed at how nice everyone was, nothing like this BS. We were treated wonderfully by EVERYONE @ the sdba race. Huge difference here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    We paid for T&T on friday, the second pass they decided to call one of our qualifying passes. Then Sat. morning they announced that we would get 3 qualifying runs in, I just chuckled. We got one, while all the capsule boats got more. Then they "called it" because of weather---- it was too hot. If you were one of the unlucky ones that couldnt show up till Sat morning, you just got 1 pass before competition. For what it cost us to get through the gate $$$ we expected a few more passes. They call this thing the "worlds richest dragboat race" , what I think they mean is you have to be rich to afford to run it.

    My annual SDBA membership was out so I had to join Lucas-$400
    They said the boat-owner had to belong to Lucas-$300
    T&T- $100
    Entry Fee- cant remember?
    Not sure what else they threw in there, but we peeled off $1075 just to get in there.

    On friday they told us to be there @ 8am to start T&T, we were on the ramp 5 min till 8, they couldnt get the freakin paramedics on site and start passes till 10:30, we got 1 pass in, then @ noon they said they were starting qualifying. Its not like this is their first freakin race, pretty sure that this crap shouldnt be happening. At the drivers meeting they kept changing from one excuse to another. Very unprofessional. We asked for a safety pass Sat. morning and was denied.
    Some of the drivers were in thier boats- suited up for over an hr & a half, one told me he was in there 2 hrs.
    Drivers meeting got pretty heated up, guy from Lucas doing the meeting got smart and said "meeting is over, if you wanna race show up, if not see ya later".
    I quit drag racing on asphalt because the organizations had gotten to big and treated us like crap, hate to see it happen on the water.
    With all that said, last yr when I went to my first SDBA race I was amazed at how nice everyone was, nothing like this BS. We were treated wonderfully by EVERYONE @ the sdba race. Huge difference here.
    they have been doing the 1st qualifying run Friday afternoon all year, even back to last year. but one round on Saturday is ridiculous. especially considering there were only 85 boats there, counting 20 jet skis. what was the hold up? I have no issue with capsules getting 2 or 3 passes, but it is nonsensical to restrict the sportsmen classes to 1. all they have to do is get 'em on the rope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    they have been doing the 1st qualifying run Friday afternoon all year, even back to last year. but one round on Saturday is ridiculous. especially considering there were only 85 boats there, counting 20 jet skis. what was the hold up? I have no issue with capsules getting 2 or 3 passes, but it is nonsensical to restrict the sportsmen classes to 1. all they have to do is get 'em on the rope.
    They just said to hot. It was BS!
    They argued about it long enough @ the drivers meeting that we could have got the passes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I was referring to the fuckin the "FILLER BOATS" got ..
    Lets here what happened from your perspective.
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    You get hot ones-you get cold ones-you get rain and hot-and you get winds at 20 mph direct and they used to send out the "filler boat) yeah we are fillers for someone who doesn't care that the money spent by us is more than the money spent by the teams that show up with the semis and twenty helpers -sorry rant over carry on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Drivers meeting got pretty heated up, guy from Lucas doing the meeting got smart and said "meeting is over, if you wanna race show up, if not see ya later".
    Sounds like Chastain.Things don't change.
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    Being my first time to Augusta we found the track had it's own personality right lane verse's left lane. Having to deal with the current in the right lane. That being said for all of the years they have had races there you would have thought the city of Augusta would invest the money and install a launch ramp at the starting line. We had to get towed to the starting line and each time that happened it would take atleast a 1/2 hr to get the boats down to the rope and get them ready to run. If a ramp were installed all of these problems would disappear and more time would be available for test and tune and qualifying.
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