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    Thumbs up IMPBA D-13 Southern Challenge GP Race

    Last race of the four race series.
    Good racing, GREAT people, it doesn't get much better.
    Come up, down, or over and join us!

    Doug

    PS "Stormin Norman Morton" will have his P-Limited O/B Tunnel ready for this race. Better bring your A game.
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    39 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Gang,
    It's 39 days to the SOWEGA Model Boaters November 6 &7th Grand Prix Race.
    It will be District 13s last race of the year.

    We have 77 boats entered.

    I have entries for:
    Ricky Bearden
    Rick English
    James Clegg
    Paul Rollins
    Tim Dean
    Reed Eagle
    Tony Atwell
    Mitch Atwell
    Norman Morton
    Kem Gilley
    Doug Smock
    Jim Ragan
    Gillian McWhorter
    Tad McWhorter
    George McWhorter
    Kevin Lee
    Dan Warrick
    Pat Mulvaney
    John Otto
    Mic Halbrehder
    Jay Halbrehder

    It is shaping up to be a great race.
    Come on and join us.
    It will be the last time we will all be together for fun, racing and a few good lies ( The Atwells are coming) till February....

    Doug
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    The FE entries are looking pretty good.
    Keep em coming!!

    Entries as of Sept. 30 - 90 boats

    6 - Sport B Tunnel
    7 - B Tunnel
    8 - D Tunnel
    7 - Open Tunnel
    5 - P Limited Sport Hydro
    7 - P Limited O/B Tunnel
    5 - P Limited Hydro
    4 - P Mono
    5 - N Mono
    2 - LSG Crackerbox
    7 - LSG Mono
    5 - LSG Cat
    2 - LSG Rigger
    2 - LSG Sport Hydro
    1 - Classic Thunder Boad
    4 - LSG Tunnel
    3 - Open Mono
    2 - Open Hydro
    2 - Open Offshore
    3 - Mod VP
    3 - 45 Outlaw Superstock
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    Default Night Racing

    I'm not sure if word of this got out so I'd thought I'd post it here. I like to talk to myself. lol

    The SOWEGA gang will be testing lights on Friday night. One of these lights is good for four acres. The pond is three acres and they have three lights so the pond should be lit up like a stadium.
    If the testing goes well we will be taking a dinner break Sat. around 6 or so and then the racing will resume. Dinner will be provided.

    If you have gensets, cords, and lights for your pits bring them.

    Thanks and I'll see ya at the pond.

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    We are now at 107 boats and 21 classes with a lot of GP regulars still not signed up!

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    Entries as of Oct 8 - 119 boats

    11 - Sport B Tunnel
    11 - B Tunnel
    9 - D Tunnel
    7 - Open Tunnel
    6- P Limited Sport Hydro
    8 - P Limited O/B Tunnel
    7 - P Limited Hydro + 1, I know Lamar Huff will be entering his
    5 - P Mono
    5 - N Mono
    2 - LSG Crackerbox
    8 - LSG Mono
    6 - LSG Cat
    4 - LSG Rigger
    3 - LSG Sport Hydro
    2 - Classic Thunder Boat
    4 - LSG Tunnel
    4 - Open Mono
    3 - Open Hydro
    3 - Open Offshore
    4 - Mod VP
    7 - 45 Outlaw Superstock



    Ricky Bearden
    Rick English
    James Clegg
    Paul Rollins FE
    Tim Dean
    Reed Eagle FE
    Tony Atwell
    Mitch Atwell
    Norman Morton FE
    Kem Gilley
    Doug Smock FE
    Jim Ragan
    Gilliam McWhorter
    Tad McWhorter
    George McWhorter
    Kevin Lee
    Dan Warwick
    Pat Mulvaney
    John Otto
    Mic Halbrehder
    Jay Halbrehder
    John Snider FE
    Chris Harris FE
    Mark Poole
    Jimmy Duncan FE
    Scott Littler
    Shawn Junker
    Mike Culhane
    Jeffrey Connelly
    Bill Britton
    Ray Rankl FE
    Bill Higdon
    Dave Ginini

    There is still time to get in fellas!
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    What is a classic thunder boat?
    -t

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    Quote Originally Posted by tharmer View Post
    What is a classic thunder boat?
    -t
    They are big old classic hydros powered by stock Zenoah 26cc engines.
    Like this one that I haven't finished yet. Maybe this winter.
    https://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/...ead.php?t=4080
    I have about changed my mind on the power for this thing. The engine that I had for it has been modified and is now in my Stryker "Offshore Electrics" cat.

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    Hey Doug! Junker better have my tunnel done before he goes!! J/K!!

    Wow! Lots of FE entries so far...Hope D. 12 looks like that next season...

    Good luck Doug and Paul (and Shawn!).

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    Kent, We have to decide what D13 race we will be attending next year.

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    I hear ya bro...i'm in!! Hopefully the race that is 75 degrees outside...LOL!

    We need to rent a camper/RV...with A/C!!!
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    Current FE Entries

    P Limited Sport Hydro----6

    P Limited O/B Tunnel-----9

    P Limited Hydro ---9

    P Mono-----6

    N Mono-----5

    This is going to be a good one fellas!!!
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    199 boats entered for this race. Here's how the FEs stacked up.

    P limited sport hydro---8

    P limited O/B tunnel-----10

    P limited hydro (Rigger)---11

    P Mono-----8

    N Mono-----5

    This is a new record for D13. Eight more boats than we've ever had if memory serves.
    Thank for supporting this race fellas!!
    See ya at the pond.
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    Very cool! The FE world seems to be moving right along...

    Wish I was able to be there...

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    We'd love to have ya Kent. Hopefully you guys can make it down next year.
    Hey, thanks again for the cables!! You are too kind sir!
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    No problem sir!...just some good luck trinkets for ya...

    I hope to be down there next season w/Mike at some point...

    Much respect bro!

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    How did it go this weekend Doug (besides freezing your arse off??)

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    Hi Mike,
    When we arrived Fri. morning to set up it was in the upper 30s and the wind was 10 to 20. The wind got worse as the day went on. Sat. morning there was frost on the ground and the wind was down but that didn't last long. LOTS of DNFs in gas, nitro and FE. ( I passed out 4#s of lead this weekend)
    There were some great heats after dinner when the sun went down, the pond went flat, and the lights came on.
    Night racing is awesome and believe it or not there was zero carnage. We ran a 8 boat P Limited Hydro heat and everyone came in running. Too cool!!
    Sunday morning was cool but turned out to be a great day and we had SOME good water.
    I'll post some pics as soon as I find some more to steal. lol I was too busy to pick up the camera.
    I'll post the race results when they are available.

    Doug
    PS Some tall guy from Atl, took the Dist. Championship in all five FE classes.
    It's been a good year!!!
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    Congratulations Doug!!! You build great boats and run em hard. And your a great mentor to boot!



    BTW- How many speed controllers and motors did you burn out this year to get all five class championships??
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    Thanks Mike.

    I hope I don't regret saying this, but I haven't lost any equipment since the Barracuda firmware issue back in 07??

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    Doug how is it looking for the series next year? I am finally building some new boats, and would like to attend next year if I can.

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    Hi Jeff,
    We'll be running the same classes in 2011. I'll post the schedule as soon as it is available.
    Hope to see you next year.
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    I ended up taking a few months off this year, and I am starting fresh with some new boats. I will have a spec tunnel tomorrow. I just picked up a JAE kit, and I am thinging about doing an LSH with the new Insane. after that who knows what I will build next. Hopefully starting now, I will have time to get everything built, tested, and ready to race for next year.

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    Default Race scores and 2010 totals.

    Hope to see you at the pond next year Jeff!!

    Here you go fellas, the scores were just posted.
    Congratulations!!!
    Doug
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    Looking forward to it. Let me know as soon as next season's schedule is up.

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