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    One of the greats, Mo Churchman passed away last Friday April 8. R.I.P. Mo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Sticks View Post
    One of the greats, Mo Churchman passed away last Friday April 8. R.I.P. Mo
    He was a good man! RIP.

    "Aint no Mo" that boat name has stuck with me from the 70's Damn im old.

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    Many years ago, Mo was driving the BFJ Snap, Crackle and Pop in Waco. Back in the days when the track ran down river... opposed to upriver how we run today. Back then, we towed the boats back to the outramp with aluminum flatbottom boats and Mo came through the course and the throttle hung wide-ass open. I was way down river... in the middle of the river when he came hauling by me.... both hands on the wheel.

    I unhooked from the boat I was towing and headed after him with my 50 hp outboard. He went more than a full 1/4 mile down river.... under the bridge until the motor expired right in front of the Lake Brazos Steakhouse.

    I beat the Rescue Boat there and when I got to him, his hands were still wrapped tight around the steering wheel.

    To this day, I don't know how he drove that boat that far without tipping it over. He still holds the record for the longest pass in a BFJ that I ever saw.

    RIP....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyenne 372 View Post
    Many years ago, Mo was driving the BFJ Snap, Crackle and Pop in Waco. Back in the days when the track ran down river... opposed to upriver how we run today. Back then, we towed the boats back to the outramp with aluminum flatbottom boats and Mo came through the course and the throttle hung wide-ass open. I was way down river... in the middle of the river when he came hauling by me.... both hands on the wheel.

    I unhooked from the boat I was towing and headed after him with my 50 hp outboard. He went more than a full 1/4 mile down river.... under the bridge until the motor expired right in front of the Lake Brazos Steakhouse.

    I beat the Rescue Boat there and when I got to him, his hands were still wrapped tight around the steering wheel.

    To this day, I don't know how he drove that boat that far without tipping it over. He still holds the record for the longest pass in a BFJ that I ever saw.

    RIP....
    I can back up that story. Mo's grandson PM'd me earlier in the week and I told him that very story. I believe it was 1984. Mo was driving the Snap, Crackle and Pop for the Place brothers. It was Donovan powered and tuned by Mike Kuhl. I believe it ran through the course at something like 155 MPH. Now the Brazos is not a straight river. There are a couple of curves he drove through. Wow! What a ride! And Gary,... you were in the river with a flatbottom? Wow!

    The SDBA safety was a little upset that Mo took the boat.... "Downtown"! It took a while to tow him back! Rest In Peace .... Old Boat Racer!

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    Wow, thats a hell of a story, those old boat racers were more like cowboys, makes ya wish there was Youtube capability back then! Not to take anything from todays cowboys, but the old timers are good to hear about! God Speed Mo!

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    Rest in peace Mo!!!!!

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    Mo was a great guy, RIP.

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