Current Category : News and Headlines :
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Returns to San Diego Bayfair
The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will roar into Mission Bay Sept. 14-16 for the San Diego Bayfair festival, marking the high-profile tour’s only national stop in California.
The series, which features some of the fastest, adrenaline-filled boats on the water, has been a mainstay at Bayfair since the mid-1990s.
“We’re ecstatic to have the ‘roar’ back on Crown Point,” said Jeff Thomas, chairman of the Bayfair Board of Directors. “The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series has an incredibly passionate fan base. Their fans love to see, feel and hear these fast boats.”
“Our racers are very excited to be coming back to San Diego,” said Ken Dollar, series director for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. “The drivers love the water on Mission Bay. It’s considered some of the fastest in the country. And with so many drag-boat racing fans in Southern California, it’s going to be a great event.”
Billed as extreme sport of extreme sports, the series’ Top Fuel Hydros are running 260 mph on a quarter-mile course. As the drivers will attest, there is a fine line between winning the race and crashing. About 90 boats will be competing Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 11 classes including sportsman, PWC and professional. In addition to the racing action, fans can meet the drivers and watch the boats being prepared for competition.
And fans who want to be around the action day and night during Bayfair can rent RV spaces on Crown Point. Spots are available for less than $600, which includes four nights and five days. Tickets are all-inclusive this year, so race fans who purchase tickets to see the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series at Bayfair will also be able to check out racing action from Ski Beach and Fiesta Island.
Crown Point, just like Ski Beach, will feature beer gardens, food and vendor booths, and fun midway games for children—and even adults.
“This is a great opportunity for families to plan a weekend vacation in San Diego to be part of the fun,” Thomas said. “Families will take home some great memories from San Diego Bayfair.”
For information on reserving RV spaces during San Diego Bayfair or for advance ticket sales, call 760-789-8870 or visit www.sandiegobayfair.org.
About Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series: The series features nearly 50 races in 10 states with many of the races being televised nationally prime time on the Speed and Versus networks. The liquid quarter mile series features several pro classes including Top Fuel Hydro that run the quarter at a staggering time of 4.70 seconds and 250-plus mph. The professional show also includes six sportsman classes to provide added excitement to the spectators. The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series culminates with the World Finals in November in Phoenix, Ariz. More information about the series can be found at www.lucasoildragboats.com.
About San Diego Bayfair: This year celebrates the 47th year of Bayfair on Mission Bay. Thunderboats Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization to promote powerboat racing in San Diego and tourism in the beach area. Net profits from the four-day festival go to San Diego area charities. Past charities include South Bay Community Services, San Diego Youth & Community Services, and YMCA Youth and Family Services. For more information, visit Bayfair’s website www.sandiegobayfair.org or social media pages Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.