New Kentucky Lake Sponsor - Quality Inn & Suites

Please support our newest KDBA sponsor, the Quality Inn & Suites in Benton, Kentucky.  Located next door to the delicious and always fun J's Steakhouse.  
They have reserved 50 rooms for the KDBA group for both Friday and Saturday of each Kentucky Lake race weekend.  Stay at the Quality Inn and receive 10% off your bill at J's Steakhouse!

$80/ night for a suite, king, queen, or queen double room--whatever you want if still available!!  You must mention on the phone that you are with the KDBA group.

Quality Inn & Suites
173 Carroll Road
Benton, KY 42025
Call 270-527-5300 and ask for the special KDBA rate
www.choicehotels.com

Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Update

From Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Website:

ATTENTION RACERS New Racing Format For 2017 Season. LODBRS Officials have issued a new racing format for the 2017 race season.

Effective immediately, the starting line holding rope will be located fifty (50) feet behind the starting line. The start clock will remain at the same location in order to facilitate a good view of the countdown. The shorter starting length was decided upon in order to help insure safety and also to make the starting sequence in drag boat racing more closely aligned to that which is seen in asphalt drag racing. Because of the shorter distance from the holding rope to the start clock, elapsed times will be affected and therefore, class indexes will have to be reset.

In order to determine the new indexes as quickly as possible, the ADBA/LODBRS Division 1 race event scheduled in Parker, Arizona during the weekend of February 10- 12, 2017 will provide for both 1,000- foot and 1,320-foot times and both capsule boats and open boats will be invited to run. A Test and Tune session will be held on Friday, February 10, to reset the indexes. Because some adjustments may need to be made after this first race, the LODBRS National Series opener at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona will offer another Test and Tune opportunity on Friday, March 31, 2017 to tweak the new indexes. After that, the new indexes will be permanently set.

For more information concerning the new racing format or any other questions regarding the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, please contact Ken Dollar at (830) 265-4790.

Test and Tune - Kentucky Lake June 3, 2017

A Saturday morning Test & Tune is scheduled for June 3, 2017 at Kentucky Lake.  To participate, you MUST preregister and have completed tech inspection (preferably Friday afternoon) before going to the holding rope.  All participants will be called to the water by 9:00 am.  Qualifying will start no later than 12 noon.  Go to Registration and select "Entry Fee and Test & Tune" to pay the applicable entry fee and the additional $50 test & tune fee if you wish to participate. 

Preregister no later than May 25, 2017!!!

AWARDS BANQUET

The Kentucky Drag Boat Association awards banquet will be at the Tropicana Evansville Hotel and Casino on Saturday, January 28, 2017. 

A general membership meeting will take place at 11:00 a.m. that morning and will be followed by a director and officers meeting at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the general membership meeting so don't be shy and be sure to attend!

Donna and Julie will have a table set up collecting membership dues at the entrance to meeting room. We urge everyone to have membership paid before the June race.   Membership dues can also be paid by website under REGISTRATION.
Lets try and get this done NOW so in June, registration doesn't take away from qualifying. 

The banquet room will open at 6:00 pm and the dinner will begin at 7:00 pm.  The cost of the meal is $35.00 per person and checks can be mailed to Barry Salsman PO Box 135 Buffalo, KY 42716. 
Also a block of rooms are reserved for Friday and Saturday, call 1-800-DIALFUN. 
Rooms are $109.00 per night and are available until January 7- 2017. 
We would also like to have meals paid by this date so we can order food for banquet. In the next week or two I will be contacting the 2016 Champions to get jacket sizes.  

We hope to see each and everyone of you in Evansville, Indiana on January 28, 2017 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. 
Also we would like to thank everyone for helping to make this sport of dragboat racing alive and going.

Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year!

Tropicana Evansville Hotel
Address: 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: (812) 433-4000

J's Steakhouse Drag Boat Show - Friday, August 5, 2016

J's Steakhouse and Quality Inn & Suites in Benton, KY are new supporters of the Kentucky Drag Boat Association.  They'd like to start a new tradition and partnership by hosting a Drag Boat Show & Shine on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  We'll need a minimum of 11 boats and PWC displayed in the J's Steakhouse parking lot that evening.  J's is a family friendly steakhouse complete with salad bar and a great outdoor dining patio! Full service bar, extensive menu and daily drink specials.  It will be a fun night so please plan to attend and show off your boats!!

Please send a quick email to Barry Salsman and let him know you'll be coming so the group can plan accordingly.  Thanks!


Event Details:

Friday, August 5, 2016
4:30 to 8:30 pm

J's Steakhouse
109 Carroll Rd., Benton, KY
(270) 252-9223

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Hotel Details:

Quality Inn & Suites
173 Carroll Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270)-527-5300
Website - www.choicehotels.com

 

Junior Drag Boat Racing Series Suspended

From Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Website:

www.LucasOilDragboats.com (February 24, 2016) - Lucas Oil is sad to announce that plans for running the Junior Drag Boat Racing Series as a competition class in 2016 has been suspended.

It has recently been brought to the attention of LODBRS officials that there are legalities in certain states that prohibit minors from racing. In order to abide by state laws, the JDBRS program will be put on hold until further notice. Lucas Oil Director Of Operations, Mike Chastain, stated, “We deeply regret that this decision had to be made. The JDBRS was a hit with many of our youngsters and fans alike, and we were eager to expand the program. However, we have come up against some legal complications and our legal department has put a halt to its continuation.”

For more information on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series please visit www.lucasoildragboats.com. 

Test and Tune - Kentucky Lake, June 4, 2016

A Saturday morning Test & Tune is scheduled for June 4, 2016 at Kentucky Lake.  To participate, you must pre-register and have completed tech inspection (preferably Friday afternoon) before going to the holding rope.  All participants will be called to the water by 9:00 am.  Qualifying will start no later than 12 noon.  Go to Registration and select "Entry Fee and Test & Tune" to pay the applicable entry fee and the additional $25 test & tune fee if you wish to participate.