IHBA: Kinsley ready for Michelob Light Texas Shootout

Kinsley Looking For Momentum at Michelob Light Texas Shootout June 25, 2001 (Austin, TX) --- Top Fuel Hydro racer Kebin Kinsley, of Kennedale, Texas, has a lot of good memories of Waco. He has won in just about every drag boat racing class ...

Kinsley Looking For Momentum at Michelob Light Texas Shootout

June 25, 2001 (Austin, TX) --- Top Fuel Hydro racer Kebin Kinsley, of Kennedale, Texas, has a lot of good memories of Waco. He has won in just about every drag boat racing class contested since 1978 and he is looking to pick up another Top Fuel Hydro title this weekend at the 26th annual IHBA Michelob Light Texas Shootout, June 30 - July 1 on the Brazos River in Waco. This event will be the 5th national event contested on the IHBA 2001 schedule.

"This is my home track. I'm from Houston and I live in the Dallas area now, so I have people from all over coming in to watch us race. I've been winning on the Brazos since 1978 and I love racing down there. We've always done pretty well and I'm hoping my luck will continue this weekend," said Top Fuel Hydro Driver Kebin Kinsley.

Kinsley also competes on the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Tour driving a Federal-Mogul Funny Car and has had some success on land, but the liquid quarter mile has been good to him as well.

" We went to Topeka and qualified with the Funny Car but we went out in the first round. This weekend with the Top Fuel Hydro I am looking to go some rounds on Sunday and hopefully get the win," added Kinsley.

The 26th annual IHBA Michelob Light Texas Shootout will once again be organized by local Waco businessman Steve Everett and Dallas's David Kirkland. Each of these businessmen has a passion for drag boat racing that is unparalleled.

"We spend of a ton of time getting this event together. It is a major sporting event for the city of Waco and we love being a major part of it. The City of Waco really does an excellent job getting Cameron Park East ready for the weekend. Everyone can enjoy the park year round, but this weekend the boat races will make it a really exciting play to be. Right now the river looks great and we are expecting a super weekend," said race organizer Steve Everett.

Gates will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with racing beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Saturday, June 30 will be race qualifying and Sunday, July 1 will be final eliminations. Tickets range in price from $18-$30. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Parking is free.

For more information contact Elon Werner, IHBA/M-Streets Media, at 214-841-1000 or ewerner@mstreetsmedia.com.

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