We are a member driven organization that provides quality and safe racing for our members. SDBA has been around the racing community since 1975, and is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations.
Photos above by Adrian Huff of Foto Magic
We look forward to returning to some race sights we have not visited in a while and the addition of some new locations.
Rebuild, repair, tune-up, & get ready for an action packed season for Drag Boat racing. Put these dates on your calendar and come join us for an exciting season
Paris Powerboat Grand Prix Update:
The SDBA race scheduled for June 6,7,2020 in Paris Texas on Lake Crook is On!!
This will be a no spectator race due to the Covid 19 Virus situation.
We will be racing for points and trophies at this race & this will be a double points race.
You will need to pre-register at sdbaracing.com for this event by June 1, 2020. New classes Pro Comp Flat, & Pro Jet will be added to pre-registration in the morning.
Pits will open Thursday June 4th at noon. Tech will open at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning. There will be a Drivers Meeting Friday Evening.
Fuel will be available if you need a drum let us know.
NHRA Spec Methanol 54 Gallon drum $170.00, $175 w/synthetic lube, $25 drum deposit or exchange clean metal dent free drum.
The City of Paris and the SDBA will provide Breakfast & Lunch Saturday & Sunday.
We will need volunteers to help at the ramps.
Stay tuned for more information to follow about Hotels, number of crew members, and race procedures.
Ready to get this year started. Come be a part of the 2020 SDBA season.
SDBA Series Director
ATTENTION, ATTENTION- The Showdown in San Angelo has been rescheduled to the weekend of July 11,12, 2020.
We anticipate more restrictions being lifted, allowing for spectators & a purse to be paid.
Stay tuned for updates & further information as it becomes available.
See ya in San Angelo!!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHEATLAND, Missouri (April 10, 2020) - Due to guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Inaugural Drag Boat Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway set for May 15-17 has been postponed.
Officials from both co-sanctioning bodies - the Kentucky Drag Boat Association and Southern Drag Boat Association - announced the decision on Friday.
"I think the right thing to do is make this call 30 days out," said David Carroll, Series Director for the SDBA. "As our racers travel from many different states with means of travel through air and highways, I truly think that this our only option at this time.
"We hope to be back racing on our series in June and have a great 2020 season, but our priority right now is the health and safety of our fans, drivers and crews," Carroll added. "We are taking every step - and will continue to do so once the season begins."
KDBA President Barry Salsman agreed, and added, "I really hate this happening. I thought it was going to be a banner year, back to racing at Lucas Oil Speedway. I never thought this virus was going to get this bad, but man, it's bad."
In the meantime, SDBA and KDBA management will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC.
The KDBA's Inaugural Summer Thunder on Lake Lucas, June 13-14, remains on the schedule as of now.
"I'd say 30 days prior to the event, about the 15th of May, we'll have to make a call on that one," Salsman said. "We'll have to make a call on the economic situation and the coronavirus situation is at that time."
The 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, co-sanctioned by the KDBA and SDBA, is scheduled for Sept. 5-6.
"We will keep everyone updated as necessary and urge everyone to follow our website SDBAracing.com and social media platforms," Carroll said.
Information on the Kentucky Drag Boat Association can be found at KDBA.net.
"We certainly understand the decision by the SDBA and KDBA to make the call now," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "We hope to see the return of drag boat racing to Lake Lucas later in the year, for the two other scheduled events. Until then, we hope everyone stays safe out there."
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
It's always better to "Let Go & Let God"!!
2020 POINTS COMING SOON on the POINTS page.
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Lake Crook Road, Paris, Texas 75460, United States