Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series-Round 1

Race report: Parker, Arizona Division 1

Those Guys Racing roll into Parker Arizona as the defending 2013 Top Eliminator Champs with the intension of a repeat for 2014

Garrett Breistig

Those Guys Racing are happy to report a victory for the season opener in Parker, Arizona.  TGR made a few changes this off-season, with the biggest being the installation of an Edelbrock Direct Port Nitrous system. They made four test and tune passes on Friday, with the best pass being a 7.04 ET on a 7.00 index. Saturday qualifying saw Those Guys Racing making just one qualifying pass and clocking in at 7.08. The team made a decision to sit out the next 2 qualifying sessions. Crew chief Gary Breistig said, “Boys I have all the data I need, let’s save the resources”. Sunday TGR started out of the number 6 slot in a 15-boat field. First round was won on a hole shot by driver Garrett Breistig who ran a 7.15 with a little paddle job through the traps. After the pass it was off to the pits to load the data from Edlebrock’s Qwikdata 2 software and prepare for next round. Round 2 the boat ran a 7.05 for the win and it was on to the semi-finals. Garret proved to be faster of the line, once again, and it was off to the finals with 7.12. The final round was a great race with both drivers cutting almost identical lights. Garrett cut a .12 to Doug’s .13 light, but it was too much Edelbrock nitrous for the blow-injected hydro. Garrett and Those Guys Racing took the weekend win with another 7.04.

Garrett Breistig

Other Edelbrock equipped boats were also on top of their games this last weekend in Parker, AZ. Kjell Adams, who competes with an Edelbrock QwikData 2, was able to come out on top of the Quick Eliminator Class, while QwikData 2 and an Edelbrock Nitrous setup saw Andy Ralls on the podium in Pro Eliminator. It was a great weekend  for Edelbrock components as they were on boats that won 3 out of the 4 main races.

Andy Ralls