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Wicked Racing is Ready for the 2009 United States Jet Sprint Boat Series

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The Wicked Racing Team is ready for the 2009 United States Sprint Boat Association Racing Series. The Number 10 Wicked Racing Team earned the National Finalist Championship win in 2009.

The Championship Wicked Racing Team run some of the fastest boats in the Jet Sprint Boat Racing Series
The Championship Wicked Racing Team run some of the fastest boats in the Jet Sprint Boat Racing Series

Wicked Racing starts the 2009 United States Sprint Boat Association Racing Series at the Webb's Slough Track in Washington on June 20th
Wicked Racing starts the 2009 United States Sprint Boat Association Racing Series at the Webb's Slough Track in Washington on June 20th
The official season starts on June 20th in St. John, Washington at the Webb’s Slough Track, but Dan Morrison and Doug Hendrickson could not wait to hit the water. The duo went to a non-sanctioned USSBA event at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona.
Wicked Racing dominated the Super Modified Class in the United States Sprint Boat Racing Association Series in 2009
Wicked Racing dominated the Super Modified Class in the United States Sprint Boat Racing Association Series in 2009

Wicked Racing uses K&N air and oil fitlers to protect its engines and provide additional horsepower while racing
Wicked Racing uses K&N air and oil fitlers to protect its engines and provide additional horsepower while racing

“We were the fastest on the track,” said Dan Morrison. “Our boats are running flawless again this year.” Jet Sprint Boat racing is unique. Drivers and their navigators compete in water channels that are only three feet deep and 15 feet wide. They also have to right corner at least 32 times in less than a minute and pull 7 G-Forces.

The event is also about memorizing a course. Organizers give the racers a look at the track on paper a day before the event. They get to walk around the course, but the first time the boats go out, it’s a race. There are no test runs, arrows or flags, just a maze of islands that have to be raced from memory.

“The Arizona race was great fun,” said Morrison. “We raced once on Friday, three times on Saturday and twice on Sunday. It was also great to be in front of a big crowd.”

Morrison has a NASCAR motor in a super light weight crank. His motor is strong enough to run at 8500 rpm’s all day, but they keep it down to 7000 rpm’s to maximize the efficiency of their jet pumps. “We use K&N air and oil filters,” he said. “K&N is the reason we’re in the Winner’s Circle. K&N protects our engines and gives us additional horsepower when we race.”

The Wicked Team won at Chandler, Arizona and the team plans to be top contenders in each class in 2009.

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