Get Your Need for Speed in Lubbock, Texas!

Written By Katherine White

August 13, 2013


Two words: don’t blink.

Beginning on Friday, Aug. 16, the annual Thunder in the Canyon Drag Boat Races 2013 Pro Mod Extreme Shoot-Out will kick-off with a special meet and greet with the racers and their custom boats. If you’re looking for lots of action and affordability, this event has everything you need.

2“This is our biggest event of the year! Kids under 12 get in free and the event runs through the entire weekend so there will be plenty to see while you’re here,” says Jennifer Moritz, events director for Buffalo Springs Lake.

As part of the Southern Drag Boat Association, 15-20 competitive racers will hit the water at speeds that can reach up to 175 mph. Coupled with a unique scoring system (think NASCAR) and point starved drivers, the more racers that get on the water, the better. Short of adding wings to their side panels, these boats can seriously fly!

FavoriteWhether you’re a newbie like me or a dedicated speed junkie, spending an afternoon soaking up the sun, grilling outside with your friends and watching the boats scream across the water is a lot of fun. So please take my advice and DO NOT let this event pass you by. Pun intended…

Just the Facts

Thunder in the Canyon Drag Boat Races 2013 Pro Mod Extreme Shoot-Out

When: August 16 -18, 2013

Where: Buffalo Springs Lake. Map

Price: Use this link for pricing info.

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