The DKR Team

David is the owner and crew chief of David Kirkland Racing. He currently resides in Parker , Texas with his wife, Dewana who plays a major role in the racing operation as well. David has been drag boat racing for 28 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the SDBA as both Vice-President and President, and in 2000 was inducted into the SDBA Hall of Fame. When he is not racing he owns and operates Kirkland Sales, Inc., a fabricator of customized foam and packaging products. When he gets the chance to relax, you can usally find him flying across Lake Texoma in one of his Hi-Speed lake boats, or tuning on his 55 Nomad.

Scott is the driver of the Spirit of Texas. One of the most popular drivers in the sport, “Scotty” dreamed of driving drag boats as a kid. He started with his dad Ray in the family owned Top Fuel Jet, and in 1997 was named Rookie of the Year, and Driver of the year. In 1998 and 1999 he was the World Champion in Top Fuel Jet. In 2000 Scotty stepped up to the Top Fuel Hydro ranks with his “Public Nuisance” hydroplane. He has since won 16 races out of 26 final round appearances, and finished 2nd in the 2009 World Championship driving the Spirit of Texas. Away from the track, Scott manages the family owned business, Lumbert’s Marine and Auto Service in Creal Springs, IL. He is a 34 year old , sportsman who enjoys fishing, boating and sports