VIDEO: Start line video of the Finals @ San Diego

Gives you an idea of who jumped the gun...

San Diego

While down in San Diego. I had the opportunity to go to the Galley at the Marina. This is a must for any hydro fan. The Galley is owned by Fran Muncey. Located About 30 Min's south of San Diego in Chula Vista. it over looks a Marina. The Dark wood Low Lighting accompanied by local bands and karaoke. is a perfect setting for a great evening of hydroplane chat. Fran Muncey was given a hand made Quilt by Sue and Ralph Niedzwiecki Of Chicago. If you get a chance to go to San Diego this is a must. Try the Tequila chicken fetachine and a Miller lite.

New race sites for 2009? Dallas and New Richmond, OH possible

Evansville race director and ABRA board member Tom Sawyer is quoted in the Evansville Courier Press as saying the "most likely candidates" to be added to the current six ABRA race sites for 2009 are New Richmond, Ohio and Dallas.

Two more groups step up to try to save Hydro Races in Evansville

Jay Rathman, president of J. Rathman Sports, LLC, a sports marketing agency, and Ken Muscatel's group, Race Marketing Partners, are interested in trying to save Thunder, Thunder race director and American Boat Racing Association board member Tom Sawyer confirmed on Wednesday. Muscatel drives and owns the U-25 Superior Racing unlimited hydroplane team.

Thunder on the Ohio race drawing interest from two groups >>