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November 2015 Press Release – Mav TV Spirit of Texas Remains #1


Mav TV Spirit of Texas Top Fuel Hydro Wins 2014 LODBRS World Championship!


It is with great pleasure that we announce the MAVTV Spirit of Texas Top Fuel Hydro is your 2014 LODBRS World Champion! After winning five of eight races, the team arrived at the World Finals in Chandler, AZ with a 208 point lead over the 2nd place Nitrochondriac team. During qualifying on Friday, Spirit Of Texas ran an impressive 3.467 @ 262.238 MPH to take the number one spot and also put a leg on the MPH record. The team was able to hold onto that position going into Sunday’s eliminations. With an uneven number of boats in the class, the number one qualifier received a bye in the first round on Sunday, and that earned the 100 points needed to secure the 2014 World Championship! Owner David Kirkland elected to make the first round bye run on Sunday to test some new parts. Scotty went out and made a half track pass to get the data they wanted. Second round had Spirit Of Texas paired with Problem Child and as always it was a great side-by-side race between the rivals. SOT’s 3.550 @ 255.363 took the win over PC’s 3.580 @ 253.464. Now onto the final – Spirit of Texas and Nitrochondriac. Number one and two in points. This was going to be a great drag race! Scotty had a terrific .042 light and was on a great run when the engine failed and a huge fireball trailed the boat through the finish, slowing to 3.675 @ 216.450. Just as Nitrochondriac was gaining on Scotty, their boat also caught fire and slowed to a 3.794 @ 228.033. The win was the perfect way to end this dream season for the Spirit of Texas team. David, Dewana, Scotty and the Fuel Monkeys won six of nine races this season, recorded their career best ET and MPH multiple times, as well as two legs on the MPH record, and the fastest pass in Top Fuel Hydro history at 265.299! It was a successful season to say the least. This is the first LODBRS World Championship for the Spirit of Texas Top Fuel Hydro team, and also their first World Finals trophy.


Thank you to everyone who made this season possible: MAVTV, Lucas Oil, CP Carrillo, AJPE, DMPE, Professional Boiler Services, Clevite, Manton, Startex, Texas Fiberglass, Janecek Performance & Equipment, Red Lion Inn – Tempe, AZ, Aerodine, Clearlight Inn, Techline, Racegear X, Diversatech, Drag Boat Review, Dragboatracing.com, Racers for Christ, Solitaire Homes, Load Up Ammunition.com, Speedfreak Photography, Acura of Augusta, Firehouse Subs (Pye Foods Inc) of North Augusta, Robert Brown & Jeff Banks (Augusta), Angelo Bail Bonds, Crane Services, Jenni Campbell & the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and KCR Cookers.


Photo courtesy of Rick Bassanelli


MavTV Renews Primary Marketing Contract for 2014


We are pleased to announce that MavTV has renewed the agreement to be the primary marketing sponsor for The Spirit of Texas 2014 racing year.

2013 National Touring Schedule Update


The schedule page has been updated to include the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Run for the Ring National Touring Schedule.

Mav TV announced as new primary marketing partner!



Our team at David Kirkland Racing is proud to to announce that Mav TV will be our new primary marketing sponsor. With their support, our “Spirit of Texas” drag boat will continue to be a competitive force on the water.

If you’re already enjoying the high definition options Mav TV provides, we want to thank you for supporting a company which does so much for motor sports and for our team. If you’re new to Mav TV, here is an excerpt from their website which explains their programming options.

“Unlike other networks that serve up much of the same old content you’ve been watching for years, MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives. It’s fresh, original content finely tuned to beat the typical television watching experience. Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More…all in fantastic HD detail.”

If you don’t get Mav TV, call your cable or satellite provider and ask them how you can get it.




Optima batteries announced as associate marketing partner


David Kirkland Racing is proud to announce Optima Batteries as an associate marketing partner for the “Spirit of Texas” top fuel hydro drag boat. This partnership will help to ensure our boat continued success. We know Optima Batteries will provide the best performance possible.

OPTIMA high-performance AGM batteries are like no other battery in the world. The unique Spiralcell design offers the most advanced technology and provides a strong and clean power source that far surpasses any of today’s filled lead-acid batteries. With OPTIMA under your hood, you can count on a longer lasting battery life under starting and deep-cycle applications.

Be sure to check them out and show them that you support all they do for motorsports.


DKR launches new website


April 2, 2012


DKR launches new website


David Kirkland Racing is launching a new updated website to better showcase its performance boat and car racing crews. In addition to the new look, The new website will allow us to better stay in touch with our fans utilizing the follow features:

  • The new website will be updated with any news as it becomes available via our news page. This will include our race results.
  • The gallery section of our page will updated with new pictures and videos from our races.
  • The schedule section will list the events our team will attend
  • The sponsors page will display all current team sponsors


Thank you for checking out David Kirkland Racing and supporting our motor sports team

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