DRIVER PROFILE

JEFF LUEHRING - Driver of SUCKER PUNCH 623 QE

PERSONAL INFO:

  • Age: 52 
  • Hometown: Los Alamos, New Mexico 
  • Born: Albuquerque, New Mexico 
  • Work: Machinist/Production Control Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
  • Married Wife: Rebecca Luehring 
  • Kids: Jamie Luehring, Jessica Gurley, Ryan Freer, Lynnea Freer  


AWARDS RECEIVED: 2017 Lucas Oil and ADBA Season High Points Champion 2018 Lucas Oil and ADBA Season High Points Champion 2018 San Angelo Runner Up 2019 San Angelo Event Winner 


NUMBER OF YEARS RACING: Boat racing on and off for 12 years. 


WHAT GOT ME STARTED IN RACING: Our local Elephant Butte lake boats eventually got too fast, so we started racing.

 

BIGGEST INFLUENCE:  All my crazy friends! 


FUTURE GOALS: Keep on racing as much as I can financially afford! Eventually, I’d like to race capsule boats. 


GREATEST ASSET: My friends and family 


BEST RACE: San Angelo 2019. I rebuilt the boat, complete with a new floor as well. It was supposed to be a test and tune race for us, but we ended up number one qualifier. We went many rounds on Sunday, and won the whole thing. 


MOST BIZARRE RACE: Luckily I’ve not had anything too weird happen, but first race of 2019 in Parker AZ I bent a valve on warm up, and did a complete valve job on both heads in the pits. I used a valve from a machine shop in Havasu, and still made the race! 


WORST TOWING TRIP: Marble Falls 2008. I had three blowouts on the trailer, and learned to replace them way more regularly after that.


PERSON I ADMIRE IN RACING: Mike Collins from the CDBA! He’s an excellent flat bottom driver and smart as hell. I’ve raced him many times, and been beaten more times than not, but I’ve also learned a heck of a lot about boat racing from him.


OTHER HOBBIES: I grew up racing dirt bikes, and if you can race a dirt bike, you can race anything! My wife and I enjoy getting out in the Can Am side by side as well. We also like to boat at Elephant Butte Lake in Southern NM. 


BIGGEST REGRET: Selling my Hot Damn Hondo flat bottom! 


GREATEST CHALLENGE: Racing on a “normal” person’s salary with a maxed out credit card! 


SMARTEST THING I'VE EVER DONE: Moving back to Los Alamos to work at the Laboratory for the pension. 


BEST TIME OF MY LIFE: It’s all been good, and I’m still going! 


LIFELONG HERO: My Dad. He’s the smartest guy I know, yet still down to earth with common sense… very rare these days. He’s taught me so much; I would not be near the person I am today without him!

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DRIVER PROFILE

ANGELEE SHAW - Driver of B-N BAD 004 PWC

PERSONAL INFO:

  • Age:  14
  • Hometown:  Granite Shoals, TX
  • Place of Birth:  Llano, TX
  • Occupation:  Student


AWARDS RECEIVED:  WINNER:  Paris, TX 2019


NUMBER OF YEARS INVOLVED IN DRAG BOAT RACING:  2 Years

WHAT GOT YOU INVOLVED IN DRAG BOAT RACING:  The Kinseys are my neighbors and invited us to the races, then I was hooked.


BIGGEST INFLUENCE:  Dylan Crownover

FUTURE GOALS:  Marine Biologist

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET?  My heart and friendliness

BEST RACE:  Paris 2019 - I won!!

MOST BIZARRE RACE:  Waco, TX 2018 - my first race

WORST TOWING TRIP:  OMG! Every race with my Dad!

PERSON YOU ADMIRE MOST IN RACING AND WHY? Marcus Kinsey and Dylan Crownover because they are always there to cheer me on and give me advice etc.


HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF RACING:  Soccer and Basketball

GREATEST CHALLENGE:  I worry way too much

SMARTEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:  Started racing and everything since then

BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE:  San Angelo, TX 2019

LIFELONG HERO:  Chris Goodman, because he inspired me so much to just put my heart into something I love and he was always teaching me new things

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DRIVER PROFILE

TAYLOR TRAVIS - Driver of Blaze Runner 360S PWC

PERSONAL INFO

  • Name:  Taylor Travis
  • Age:  15
  • Hometown:  Newcastle, OK
  • Place of Birth:  Ft. Worth, TX
  • Occupation:  Student


AWARDS RECEIVED:

  • 2017 RUNNER UP IN WHEATLAND, MO
  • 2018 RUNNER UP SAN ANGELO, TX


NUMBER OF YEARS RACING:  3

WHAT GOT YOU INVOLVED IN BOAT RACING? My Uncle Highlander: Randy Neill

BIGGEST INFLUENCE:  Guy Hand

FUTURE GOALS:  College - Zoologist

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET: A good friend - Determined

BEST RACE:  Wheatland, MO - I LOVE that track - runner up in 2017

MOST BIZARRE RACE:  haven't had one yet, other than my uncle having two blowouts on the way to San Angelo.


WORST TOWING TRIP:  had a new tow driver (Ty Ferrell) He didn't know where to go or what to do - I had to yell at him.


PERSON YOU ADMIRE THE MOST IN RACING AND WHY:  Shelby Ebert - Girls can race too!

HOBBY OUTSIDE OF RACING:  Competitive Cheer

BIGGEST REGRET:  Falling off PWC in Paris, TX

GREATEST CHALLENGE:  Getting up in the morning

SMARTEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:  listen to my Mom and Guy Hand

BEST TIME OF YOU LIFE:  NOW

LIFELONG HERO:  MY MOM!

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