While talking with Lou Osman, the owner of the Speed Sport boat, I asked about the Hot Licks ride gunning for him. ?That?s the typical pill, Dennis isn?t the only one, I think that there are about four other boats that have their guns pointed the same way.
We have a pretty good team here so I think that we can deal with that.?
This was said with pride in the people around Osman
With a contagious laugh Osman
added, ?I think that the driver red lit.?
Augusta is one of the premier races for the IHBA.
The total purse is the largest that anyone in this series has a chance to win.
The fans are among the best also. ?The people are really great here; the Augusta committee always makes you feel real welcome.
Since we have been racing here for so long; we probably have the largest fan base here of any of the venues that we travel to.? stated Lou
John Haas, Lou Osman
and the Speed Sport crew were on hand at the Night of Fire.
John and Lou
both stressed that the for the fans to get the full effect of Night of Fire; they need to come out to the Riverfront Marina and experience the boats a full throttle traveling down the liquid quarter mile. ?For us to make fire which is what everyone wants to see, we have to lean the engine out; when we lean the engine out it can hurt exhaust valves, damage the heads or even destroy a motor.
We start them and run them like we normally race, but we don?t lean them out.? said Lou Osman