Post Race Notes and Quotes Smokin' the Sound 2008 Offshore Super Series Biloxi, Miss. April 3-6, 2008 Bud Light Offshore Team Wins First Race of the Season with Top Speed of 194 mph POST RACE FACTS First race of the Offshore Super Series...
Post Race Notes and Quotes
Smokin' the Sound 2008 Offshore Super Series
April 3-6, 2008
Bud Light Offshore Team Wins First Race of the Season with Top Speed of 194 mph
POST RACE FACTS
First race of the Offshore Super Series (OSS) season
First place finish for Bud Light Offshore Team
22 total boats competed this weekend
2 boats competed in Cat Extreme Class
Ran six laps on the 8-mile course
Average lap speed was 131.93 mph
Posted fastest speed of the day 194 mph
Driver Mike Seebold broke personal speed record by 24 mph
Wind 3 knots
Air temperature 74 degrees
Northern cold front on Saturday night calmed water conditions
Dave Scott Owner Budweiser Light Offshore Team
"This was a great start to the season. I'm really happy with how the team got this boat ready for the first race. Johnny and Mike did a great job on such a fast racecourse for their first time in the boat together. They really showed they are a great team out there on the water."
"I'm really excited about the season. The boat seems to be dialed in really well. With the chance to get more testing in, I believe we'll get even better as the season progresses. I'm really looking forward to the next race at Lake Havasu."
Johnny Tomlinson Throttleman Bud Light Offshore Team
"That's the fastest I've ever been here. It got narrow at times on the turns, but the straightaways were really fast. Our (pre-race) calculations didn't have us that fast. I wasn't expecting that (type of) speed. When I wanted to, we went into the turns fast. We pushed the boat very hard."
Mike Seebold - Driver Bud Light Offshore Team
"The speed we saw this weekend, 194 mph, was the highest speed I've ever seen. It was a new record for me. It was the ride of a lifetime."
"It was a great race. I was cautious going into Sunday because the only seat time I had in the boat was three laps on Saturday. But being in the boat with Johnny definitely brought up my confidence level. He is the best throttleman I've had the opportunity to run with."
"I'm really excited about this year. This win is definitely the right way to start the season"
Next OSS Race: April 25 27 Lake Havasu, Arizona