Sam Cole, ABRA: "We have a lot to be thankful for in 2007 and are looking ahead to the new year with much optimism and renewed vigor. It has been many years since the sport has featured such a competitive fleet of teams and the support of our six race sites."

A holiday greeting from Sam Cole on the ABRAHydroplanes.com website, includes the above statement and concludes with: "...We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and remember, the countdown clock has already begun ticking its way to Evansville in just a few short months!"

As Kirk Duncan correctly points out, the first race site is Nashville...