RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team
281 Pro Eliminator Capsule Hydro


After fourteen years of racing, the RushDragBoat, LLC 2011 season will have Ashly Ruf driving.
** 281 What a Rush T-Shirts featuring Ashly Ruf are for sale **
Ashly Ruf will be driving the 281 What A Rush boat in the 2011 season for John and Wade.
You can check out Ashly Ruf at her web page. Ashly Ruf
Keith Ruf and Wade Wallace will be tuning for Ashly.
DJ and Dave will help with motor service.
Thank you to all of the people that help with this race team.
In the 2009 season, with Wade Wallace driving the Hondo in the 9 sec class, came in second in the KDBA points.
A $25.00 donation will get your name on the RushDragBoat, LLC trailer for the season.

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518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team uses and/or recommends the following products and services:
Champion Oil - Racing oil for the 1300 HP motor.
Computech Systems - Drag Racing Electronics Superstore.
Eagle Specialty Products, Inc. - High Performance Cranks and Rods.
Lucas Oil - For all your lubricants.
VP Fuels - For all your fuel needs.
Nitro-Plate - It pays to run NitroPlate.
NGK - The world leader in spark plugs.
Monarch MFG. - Set up the 53 foot race trailer to hold the boats.
Auto Meter - Insist on Genuine Auto Meter...the proven best.
Security Race Products - Your safety starts here!
MSD - For all your Ignition needs.
ARP - Professional Quality Fasteners.
JEGS - High Performance Mail Ordering.
Brodix - Aluminum Cylinder Heads.
N Zone - Custom Sports Apparel.
Star Cards - Autograph Trading Cards.
Carl's Automotive Machine Shop - Calvert City, KY.
Paducah Hose & Fitting - Paducah, KY.
Mother's Machine Shop - Springfield, MO
Gary Sellin Performance - Bolivar, MO

2011 - 281 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Schedule:
May 21-22 Poplar Bluff, MO. (SLDBA) -- Race Canceled.
June 4-5 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *8.574 @ 126 mph* *8.556 @ 121 mph* Hydrolocked #8 cylinder. Rebuilding engine to hopefully make St. Louis race.
June 18-19 St. Louis, MO. (SLDBA) -- Found lifter broken, fixed it, still not running right.
July 9-10 Kentucky Lake. KY. (KDBA) -- First round Ashly cut .028 light but rocker arm broke at almost half track.
July 29-31 Wheatland, MO. (LODBRS) -- Blew it up; motor was Rebuilt and Dyno'd.
Aug 6-7 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- Motor still at Mother's Machine with Guy Orr.
Aug 27-28 Livermore, KY. (KDBA) -- Motor was at the Dyno shop with Gary and I, making 1300 HP.
Sept 10-11 New Athens, IL. (SLDBA) -- *First pass* *Second pass* *Third pass* *Number 2* *First win 2011*
*I changed main Jet and did not tell Ashly the boat will leave harder.*

2010 - 518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Results:
June 5-6 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- Camera battery went bad Sat am, so no video.
July 10-11 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *Red light* *Buy back round*
July-Aug 31-1 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- Ashly Ruf driving. *First round* *Second round*
*Tuning up for Livermore*
Aug 28-29 Livermore, KY. (KDBA) -- Ashly Ruf driving. *Half track* *Full track*
*8 cyl pass* *8.660 @ 130 mph*
Sept 11-12 New Athens, IL. (SLDBA) -- *8.2 sec* Need '65' gears for 2011.

2009 - 518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Results:
June 13-14 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Buy back 1*
July 11-12 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *Number 1 Sat* *First round*
*Second round bye run, hit a roller* *Third round*
Aug 1-2 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *Number 1 Sat* *First round*
*Second round bye run* *Third round* Fourth round*
Aug 29-30 Livermore, KY. (KDBA) -- *Needed this round to win championship, came in second*

2008 - 518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Results:
June 7-8 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
June 28-29 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round*
July 26-27 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Buy back 1*
*Buy back 2* *Buy back 3*
Aug 9-10 Livermore, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Buy back 1*
*Buy back 2*
Would like to do the SLDBA races but we will need a sponsor to advertise their product with us at shows and races.

2007 - 518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Results:
June 2-3 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *Lost first round* *Lost second chance*
*KDBA write up*
July 7-8 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round* *Won 2 place* *KDBA write up*
Aug 4-5 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *Ran 10.009 sec* *Buy back 1*
*Wins the buy back*
Aug 18-19 Livermore, KY. (KDBA) -- *Lost first round* *Buy back 1*
*Buy back 2* *Wins the buy back*
Sept 29-30 Malvern, AR. -- We did not attend.
KDBA points standing for 2007 races in the 10 second class. *KDBA points*

2006 - The race team did not race this season because we were building a motor for the RUSH boat and building a house to sell.

2005 - 518 & 815 RushDragBoat, LLC Racing Team Results:
May 21-22 Poplar Bluff, MO. (NDBA4) -- Jack Knee went 10.8 seconds @ 106 MPH for his first time driving.
June 11-12 St Louis, MO. (NDBA4) -- *4th time driving* He did great.
Jack Knee resigned as Crew Chief and Driver.
Rushdragboat, LLC would not be where it is today without the help and dedication of Jack Knee. He is missed.
July 9-10 Oklahoma City, OK. (NDBA3) -- *John lost 1st* *Won a round*
Not bad for over 7 years since John drove the Rush boat on June 13-14 1998 on Kentucky Lake.

Points Standings from SLDBA website.

Full Race Schedule from SLDBA website.

2004 - 518 What A Rush Racing Team Results:
May 22-23 Poplar Bluff, MO. (NDBA4) -- *First round* *Second round*
June 5-6 St Louis, MO. (NDBA4) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round* *Fourth round* *Fifth round*
*Winner of race* *Trophy hand out* *7.794 @ 157.053 mph*
July 24-25 Gadsden, AL. (NDBA4) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round*
Aug 21-22 Evansville, IL. (NDBA4) -- *First round* Blower snout shaft broke during warm-up on Sunday morning.
Sept 11-12 New Athens, IL. (NDBA4) -- *First round* 2004 SLDBA High Points runner-up Pro Eliminator.
Sept 25-26 Malvern, AR. "Smokin' in the cove" -- *First round*

2003 - 518 What A Rush Racing Team Results:
June 7-8 St. Louis, MO. (NDBA4) -- *Did not pass* *First good pass*
*First round* The wind picked up and track had two foot waves.
June 21-22 Poplar Bluff, MO. (NDBA4) -- *First round* Went too fast for the 9 second class.
Aug 30-31 Pine Bluff, AR (NDBA3) -- *First round*
Sept 6-7 New Athens, IL. (NDBA4) -- *First round* Went too fast for the 9 second class.
Sept 27-28 Malvern, AR. "Smokin' in the cove" -- *Number 1 qualifier* *Have money coming*
*First round* *Second round*

2002 - 518 RUSH Racing Team Results:
Apr 26-28 Waco, TX. (NDBA3) -- *No pass video* Placed number 3 - Lost second round.
June 22-23 Ponca City, OK. (NDBA2) -- No video and ran too fast (8.7 seconds).
July 6-7 Harrington, KS. (NDBA2) -- *First round* *Second round*
*First place*
Aug 3-4 Oklahoma City, OK. (NDBA2) -- *First round* *Second round*
*third round* *Won second place*
Aug-Sept 31-1 Pine Bluff, AR. (NDBA3) -- *First round* *Second round*
2002 CSDBA High Points runner-up Top Eliminator.
Sept 29-30 Malvern, AR. "Smokin' in the cove" -- *First round*
Broken key in V-drive. Traded Hondo hull for a Kurtis 500.

2001 - 518 RUSH Racing Team Results:
May 19-20 Poplar Bluff, MO. (SLDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Not good* -0.028 red light in final round.
June 2-3 St. Louis, MO. (SLDBA) -- *2 years later we will own* No results due to weather (high winds and rain).
July 7-8 Harrington, KS. (CSDBA) -- *Second round* -0.280 red light in final round.
Aug 4-5 Oklahoma City, OK. (CSDBA, SDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
Eliminated second round (cylinder #1 failure); 9.182 seconds at 122 MPH best qualifying run in 9.000 second class - on alcohol. Had to rebuild engine.
Sept 1-2 Pine Bluff, AR. (CSDBA, SDBA) -- *Almost crashed boat* 8.8 @ 127 MPH fastest run ever.
Sept 8-9 New Athens, IL. (SLDBA) -- *Double breakout*

2000 - The race team did not race this season.

1999 - 518 RUSH Racing Team Results:
May 22-23 Poplar Bluff, MO. (SLDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
June 12-13 St. Louis, MO. (SLDBA/NDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
July 16-18 Augusta, GA. (ADBA/NDBA) -- 9.988 seconds in 10.000 second class (breakout) in third round (no video)
July-Aug 31-1 Chickasha, OK. (SDBA/NDBA) -- *First round*
Aug 28-29 Mountain Home, AR. (SLDBA) -- Eliminated first round (no video)
Sept 17-19 Wichita, KS. (CSDBA/NDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round* *Fourth round*
*Fifth round* *Trophy*
1999 NDBA High Points runner-up Modified Eliminator

1998 - 518 RUSH Racing Team Results:
June 13-14 Kentucky Lake, KY. (KDBA) -- *First round*
July 17-19 Augusta, GA. (ADBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
July 25-26 High Point, NC. (ADBA) -- *First round*
Aug 29-30 Lexington, TN. (MSDBA) -- *First round* *Second round*
*Third round* *Fourth round*
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