I can't tell you how many times I've heard the blanket statement that Placecrafts need gobbs and gobbs of power to get out of their own way..
Racer J went 9.1 with less than 800 horse, iron block, no launch control or any other gadgets at his first outing in dogsh*t air. His boat straight out of the mold, no bottom work.
Woods went 8.3 with 1050 horse with an iron block at his first outing in the heat, zero bottom work and lots left in the hardware.
I think its safe to say that myth has been busted!! Cant wait to see both these boats turn some heads next season.