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2009 BAD BOAT SHOWDOWN NEWS
 

ONE OF THE MOST DISAPPOINTING RACE MEETS IN YEARS

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LIVE UPDATES FROM SUNDAY RACING

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SHOWDOWN PRACTICE PACKED SOME PUNCH

15th August 2009. Pic's by Terry Smith Photo & Glen Laundy

It's Showdown weekend and the ASBC is playing host to arguably the best field of blown alcohol displacement boats ever seen in Adelaide.

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DAMEROW FIGHTING FOR A SHOWDOWN APPEARANCE

14th August 2009

You can't knock a guy for trying. For the third consecutive day (and very late afternoon) Bob Damerow along with Dale Clothier and their team have taken to the water at Adelaide in a desperate bid to ready their machine for the showdown.

After sorting some magneto problems the boat was seen very close to dusk tearing up the course with zoomie exhausts flaming in the low light. Club veteran Dean Borg was handed the wheel for a drive and let me tell you the black beast looked FAST. However another problem struck and the boat was towed back to shore.

Well done to the team on their improvements so far, let's hope they continue the trend.

IN EXCESS LOOKS THE GOODS, EX-DUGGAN TRIES AGAIN

13th August 2009

2 days out from the SHOWDOWN and yet again local teams took the opportunity to tune their equipment for the big race. Today it was Jeff Stunell and John Loveday testing their wares and the 410ci sounds so tough some would think it was supercharged.

"I'm keen to leave it on the trailer as is" Stunell said after his test run.

"It's accelerating like 10 men"

The guys seemed reasonably happy with their setup, which is similar in nature to the Duggan Balancing setup of Rob Psaila's from some years ago when he installed a 427ci Chev and won the Melton Gold Cup, in the very same boat.

Bob Damerow was again testing, reports are the boys are getting a handle on it and have had possibly their best run yet. However the boat seems a little under powered and failed to settle on the straights. They'll be back again tomorrow.

CROWD BUILDS AT SECRET TEST DAY

12th August 2009

Over 100 eager spectators gathered today and caught a glimpse of Tuff'E'Nuff, Totally X-Static, Ex-Duggan and K-88.

All reports are good at this stage and in particular Bob Swinburne is said to be literally ecstatic after his successful FAST run with plenty left in the Garret GT-55. Well done to Bob and his crew who were at it all day getting the brand new combo to run.

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

12th August 2009

K Boat racing champions Tony Scarlata and Dave Rankin touched down in Adelaide this morning. Team owner Paul Palazzo kept the airport transfer off limits to media and we were unable to get a snapshot of the American superstars. Obviously Palazzo is keen to keep his K Boat guru's under wraps until they make a full recovery from their jet-lag.

Not forgetting the trans-continent flight came just days after racing in the USA Spring Nationals at Longbeach. Check out this video of Scarlata in action, in the very boat Rankin setup (K-69):

Stay tuned for more news on Scarlata's visit and his approach to the upcoming BAD BOAT SHOWDOWN this weekend.


UNLEASH THE FURY

10th August 2009

BAD Boat SHOWDOWN organiser Mark Palazzo has announced that Barry Chesser and his family officially nomiated to compete at this weekend's event. This rounds off a jaw dropping field of boats that are set to shake the foundations of the North Arm come Sunday. More details -->

THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN K-BOAT RACING

10th August 2009, By Glen Laundy

As K Boat legend Tony Scarlata jets off from the home of circuit boat racing to face off with the best of the best from around Australia, Adelaide awaits the return of K-Boat racing. Read More -->

WHO THE HECK IS HAYCH?!?

Check Haych's low-down on the SHOWDOWN!

JAPANESE TURBO EVERCRAFT TO MAKE DEBUT

August 4th 2009. Pic: GAS Motorsports Read more -->

ONE MORE GO

August 1st 2009. Pic: MediaSPEC Read more -->

LOCAL TEAMS STEP UP THE ANTE

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COONEY IN TIME WITH CHILDSPLAY RYTHUM

July 24th 2009. Pic: Dennis Allen

In what is shaping up to be one of the biggest racing events in Adelaide this year, Rod Cooney has nominated 'Rythum' making it the fourth consecutive ChildsPlay hull to enter the SHOWDOWN. Read more -->


B.A.D BOAT PROMO VIDEO LAUNCHED

24th July 2009 By Mike Smith Graffix

A taste of what's to come on August 16 at the SHOWDOWN:

REIGNING AUSTRALASIAN CHAMP SET TO UNLEASH

20th July 2009. Pic: MediaSPEC

Brett Sheppard has added yet another proven racing combination to the SHOWDOWN list of entries, and the field of competition is already shaping up as one of the best the Adelaide Speedboat Club has played host to.

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"MAN OF STEEL" TO MAKE HIS ADELAIDE DEBUT

19th July 2009 Pic MediaSPEC

With just four weeks to go, the list of contenders for the SHOWDOWN is really beginning to heat up, and the latest entry is of course Dean Gleeson's 'Kryptonite'.

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WORLD CHAMPION ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE

18th July 2009

Our very own Blown Alcohol Displacement World Champion Brian McCosker has officially entered into the B.A.D Boat SHOWDOWN.

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MediaSPEC Mildura 2009 Gallery Online

16th July 2009

The gallery is quite large and full of quality photographs for sale. Check it out.


BAKKER RAISES THE STAKES

Victorian John Bakker has made his intentions clear and officially nominated 'Rival Marine' for the B.A.D Boat SHOWDOWN today.

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PALAZZO MAKES HIS MOVE ON THE SHOWDOWN

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