December 30, 2011
· To our drag boat racing family... most of you know John Flores (IHBA National Tech Director) passed away in November. A Celebration of John's life will be Saturday January 7, 2012 in El Cajon, CA. It will be at 1pm at the clubhouse at Woodcreek Estates: 15935 Spring Oaks Road in El Cajon. (From San Diego: I-8 east to exit 27 Harbison Canyon/Dunbar Lane. Turn left under freeway. Turn left on Olde Hwy 80. Go approx 1/4 mile to right on Silva Rd. Take first right onto Spring Oaks Rd. Clubhouse is on the hill after first 3 houses.) Please keep Cathy and family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. John was an awesome person and will be missed very much!
August 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Top Fuel Hydro driver John Haas, driver of the Speed Sports Special. John died in a drag boat racing accident this past weekend in Oklahoma.
John was a Champion not only as a drag boat racer, but more importantly as a husband, father and friend!
The funeral home address is:
Gorden’s Funeral Home
528 Trowbridge St
Allegan MI 49010
The Haas family will also be holding a memorial service on September 11 from 2p-5p at their home on Miner Lake in Allegan, Michigan.
For those of you who would like to send a card, and those who would like to make a contribution to the Haas family during this time, the mailing address is:
John Haas Family
2003 26th St
Allegan MI 49010
Please keep Deanna and family in your prayers!
Our thoughts and prayers also go to Lou and Marianne Osman and the entire the Speed Sports Special family ~
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that any donations be sent to Racers For Christ or RESP:
Racers for Christ
PO Box 1208
Gilbert AZ 85299
WE HAVE NEW AND ONE TIME USED RACER RADIOS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES. CALL THE OFFICE IF INTERESTED 505-869-0005
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEARS! BE SAFE!
DECEMBER 17 2009
ROOM RATE UPDATE FOR IHBA CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET IN LAS VEGAS!!!
SAM'S TOWN IHBA ROOM RATE IS $49.99 PER NIGHT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 & 23, 2010.... $26.99 FOR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY! IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A RESERVATION, CALL SAM'S AT 877-593-5993 SO YOUR ROOM RATE CAN BE CHANGED TO NEW LOWER RATE!
(Room rates have changed since banquet contract was done in July, so Sam's Town has revised it for us! Very nice!)
DECEMBER 9, 2009
CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET INFORMATION UPDATES CAN BE FOUND UNDER
"2009 BANQUET" TAB AT TOP OF PAGE!
DECEMBER 3, 2009
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A TROPHY FOR THE 2009 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET, CONTACT THE IHBA AT 505-869-0005 OR
IHBA@AOL.COM THERE ARE VARIOUS CLASSES AND AWARD TYPES AVAILABLE!
DECEMBER 1, 2009
THE IHBA CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET TICKET ORDER FORM IS NOW UNDER THE 2009 BANQUET TAB AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE!
THE JACKET AND TROPHY FORM IS ATTACHED TO TICKET ORDER FORM. PLEASE GET YOUR FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO ORDERS CAN BE PLACED.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE BANQUET - YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AN AWARD WINNER TO JOIN US FOR ALOT OF FUN IN LAS VEGAS! THIS BANQUET YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
2009 IHBA FINAL POINTS ARE NOW POSTED... IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE 505-869-0005 OR EMAIL IHBA@AOL.COM CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!!
MORE BANQUET DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON!! JANUARY 23 WILL BE ALOT OF FUN!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME - YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A POINTS WINNER TO ATTEND!
NOVEMBER 6, 2009
I know people tried to reach me yesterday for pre reg and I wasn't in the office... leave a message today if I'm not in, or just fax form to 505-869-0010. Charlie's hip surgery went well yesterday! PT begins today~ ouch! Thanks to so many of you for your positive thoughts and prayers! We'll see you at Firebird... Nancy
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
THE IHBA NAPA AUTOPARTS WORLD FINALS ... registration will open Wednesday November 18 at 12 noon at FIrebird's Gate 1. As soon as you are finished at registration, you will be able to pit. All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. Anyone in your pit must sign the waiver at registration. Reminder: boat owners are responsible for actions of crew/people in their pit. Tech will also be open Wednesday.
Firebird will have someone selling extra crew and parking passes at registration. They accept MC/Visa/Discover... no checks will be accepted for extra passes.
We're looking forward to a GREAT World Finals race weekend at Firebird !
Questions? call IHBA at 505-869-0005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER 26, 2009
The IHBA World Finals is coming up quickly!
Pre registration is open through November 5... then you can still register at the event !
Thursday's Test & Tune is $150. Extra crew passes and pit access vehicle passes will be available at FIrebird. They will have someone at registration selling extra passes.
Extra 4 day crew passes are $65, 3 day crew are $60... extra vehicle passes are $65.
All cars, trucks, RVS must have a vehicle pass to go into the pit.
OCTOBER 22, 2009
Thanks to Roger Way for this update regarding arrangements for Ron McLellan's services:
Harland B Betzner Funeral Home
177 Dundas St W
Thamesford, Ontario Canada
Visitation will be Saturday Oct 24 from 7-9pm and Sunday Oct 25 from 2-4p and 7-9p
Service will be held at Westminster United Church on Monday Oct 26 at 1pm
The family asked in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent in Ron's memory to RESP and/or RFC.
Cards and letters can be sent to:
The McLellan Family
c/o Dawn Pettit
16 Allen St
Thamesford, Ontario Canada
go to www.liquidquik.com there is a wonderful note by Bob Montgomery
OCTOBER 21 2009
It is with great sadness to say, Ron McLellan had a heart attack this morning and has passed away. Ron was the co-owner and driver of the Top Fuel Hydro "Liquid Quiker", along with Bob Montgomery. Please keep Ron's family and friends in your prayers.
OCTOBER 5 2009
Race family is looking for a boat that was previously up for sale...
Cheyenne boat; white with red, orange and yellow... #273
If you are still selling the boat or know how to contact the owner, please contact Teri at email@example.com Thanks!
SEPTEMBER 30 2009
CLARION HOTEL in Phoenix is offering new lower rates for November World Finals!
click for details
SEPTEMBER 24 2009
Current points for all divisions are posted
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Updated racer list for San Diego
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
WE ARE IN SAN DIEGO - IF YOU NEED TO REACH IHBA CALL 505-228-0932. THANKS! NANCY
Extra crew tickets are $20 for the weekend. Extra vehicle passes are $100. Racer RV pass is $200. Every person, Every vehicle must have a pass.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
Pits will open in San Diego at 8am Thursday September 17. R egistration will be at the IHBA semi trailer.
If you have a dog, the following is from the San Diego city park rules :
Legally licensed dogs are allowed on the beach, and on sidewalks and park areas near the beach after 6pm, during the night and early morning hours until 9am, but they must be leashed. You must also clean up after your dog.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
THERE ARE STILL SOME SPOTS LEFT FOR RACERS IN SAN DIEGO!
SEE ATTACHED LIST TO SEE IF YOUR CLASS HAS AN OPENING! Call or email the IHBA office with any questions: 505-869-0005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
SAN DIEGO RACERS... Here is a race fuel pre order form. Please contact the Torco office with any questions: 480-288-3985 Fuel Pre Order Form
AUGUST 30, 2009
A memorial service for Don Ermshar will be held Monday September 14 at 11:00am at Crestlawn Memorial Park 11500 Arlington Avenue Riverside California 92505 (phone 951-689-1441) There will be a graveside service immediately following, then a picnic in Corona to Celebrate Don's Life. Directions to the picnic will be available at the memorial service. Phyllis says its OK to stop by their house Sunday at 9180 Penny Drive in Riverside. Her number is 951-687-9338.
AUGUST 30, 2009
Thanks to John & Cathy for holding down the fort while we were out this past week!
Many of you know daughter Tiffany... she got married last Saturday! Charlie & I were fortunate to tag along with the newlyweds ; hubby Chris and grandson Christopher!
Seeing life happen along with the eyes of a 2 year is pretty amazing! May God bless them as they continue through life together!
Everyone in the drag boat racing family has been deeply saddened by the news that Don Ermshar passed away August 27, 2009. Don was not only a great drag boat racer, he was an incredible person. Please keep his wife Phyllis in your thoughts and prayers during this obviously tough time. When there are facts and updates the family wants shared, we will post them.
AUGUST 14, 2009
THE IHBA 2009 SEASON BANQUET will be Saturday January 23, 2010 at Sam's Town in Las Vegas, NV.
The Membership meeting will be at 12 noon and the banquet will begin at 6pm.
More details will be available soon!
AUGUST 12 2009
For those of you who haven't checked out IHBA LIVE yet, it's the place to get IHBA racing results as it happens! Watch the tree count down, see the reaction times and ETs immediately during an IHBA drag boat event! After the races you can still pull up race details. The icon to click is on the IHBA Home page; I will keep it at the start of the home page to make it easy to find. Or click here to check it out!
AUGUST 12 2009
TIME TO GET READY FOR THE SAN DIEGO BAYFAIR INVITATIONAL!
IF YOU ARE IN THE TOP 8 IN POINTS IN YOUR CLASS AND ALREADY KNOW IF YOU ARE (OR AREN'T) GOING TO RACE IN SAN DIEGO, PLEASE CONTACT THE IHBA OFFICE. WE WILL BEGIN CALLING RACERS MONDAY (AUG 17) BUT IF YOU ALREADY KNOW , PLEASE LET US KNOW. OFFICE PHONE IS 505-869-0005 OR EMAIL IHBA@AOLCOM THANKS!!
IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE TOP 8 IN POINTS IN YOUR CLASS BUT ARE INTERESTED IN RACING IN SAN DIEGO, LET US KNOW ALSO!
AUGUST 5 2009
WE'RE IN MARBLE FALLS GETTING READY FOR MARBLE FALLS LAKEFEST!
PITS OPEN AT 8AM THURSDAY , REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 12 NOON THURSDAY AT THE IHBA TRAILER. ON FRIDAY REGISTRATION WILL BE BY TECH. IHBA QUESTIONS? 505-228-0932. IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND! SAFE TRAVELS!
AUGUST 4 2009
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUCAS OIL DRAG BOAT RACING SERIES "EASTERN SWING" WINNERS! TOP FUEL HYDRO WINNERS RON MCLELLAN AND BOB MONTGOMERY IN "LIQUID QUIKER"! TOP ALCOHOL HYDRO WINNER KENT PRICE, DRIVING "BLACK DRAGGIN"! TOP ALCOHOL FLAT WINNER DON BAUSHER, DRIVING "HABIT FORMING II"! THE WESTERN SWING COMPETITION IS ON, BEGINNING WITH MARBLE FALLS THIS WEEKEND. THE WESTERN SWING BONUS IS OVERALL WINNER OF MARBLE FALLS LAKEFEST & SAN DIEGO BAYFAIR IN TFH, TAH & TAF!
JULY 11, 2009
The IHBA office will be staffed while we're east, but if you need to reach us quickly, call 505-228-0392. Thanks! Nancy
JULY 10, 2009
AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS EVENT INFO
June 22, 2009
Drag boat racer Jim Tucker, driver of Pro Eliminator "Say When", lost his life this past weekend at the Creve Couer race in St Louis. Please keep his wife Yvonne and the entire Tucker family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
June 22, 2009
Thanks to everyone who attended the DIvision One event at Firebird this weekend! The next Division One event is at Dexter Reservoir in Lowell OR July 10-12, co-sanctioned with the CDBA.
MAY 27, 2009
LET'S GO RACING! THERE WILL BE A DIVISION ONE RACE AT FIREBIRD JUNE 19-21 !
CLICK HERE FOR INFO
OFFICIAL IHBA HOTELS:
THE CLARION HOTEL HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE A $69 RATE FOR THE WEEKEND. ASK FOR THE "IHBA DIVISIONAL RATE". THE CLARION INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST AND HAPPY HOUR. PHONE 480-893-3900
THE GRACE INN IS ALSO OFFERING A $69 RATE FOR THE WEEKEND. ASK FOR "IHBA" RATE.
GRACE INN HAS LOUNGE IN LOBBY. PHONE: 480-893-0001 BOTH SITES HAVE POOL AREAS.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE OFFICIAL HOTELS WHO HELP MAKE THE EVENTS HAPPEN!
MAY 21, 2009 updated MAY 26
FINAL DECISION WILL BE POSTED WEDNESDAY MAY 27 EVE. (SEE DETAILS BELOW)
ALSO - FOR THIS EVENT WE WOULD HONOR CURRENT NJBA MEMBERSHIPS; WOULD ONLY NEED TO PAY REGISTRATION FEE, AND IF WANTED, TEST & TUNE.
MAY 20, 2009
RACERS! DO YOU WANT TO RACE AT FIREBIRD JUNE 19-21?
DETAILS: IF THERE ARE ENOUGH RACERS WHO ARE INTERESTED, WE CAN HAVE A RACE AT FIREBIRD JUNE 19-21, 2009. (THANK YOU CHARLIE ALLEN!)
IT WOULD BE A DIVISION ONE POINTS RACE (PRO MOD THRU PWC) THERE WOULD BE TEST & TUNE FRIDAY; QUALIFYING SATURDAY; ELIMINATIONS SUNDAY.
YOU WOULD BE RACING FOR TROPHIES ONLY. (REGISTRATION AND TEST & TUNE FEES WOULD GO TO HELP COVER BASICS; AMBULANCE INSURANCE RESCUE/PERSONNEL)
EXTRA CREW TICKETS WOULD BE FREE.
WE WOULD NEED A COMMITMENT FROM 70 TEAMS. IF YOU WANT THIS EVENT TO HAPPEN AND WILL PARTICIPATE, LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE'D LIKE TO MAKE A DECISION BY NEXT WEDNESDAY MAY 27.
TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PARTIPANT LIST CALL IHBA OFFICE 505-869-0005 OR EMAIL IHBA@AOL.COM WE WILL POST LIST OF NAMES AS THEY COME IN.
MAY 14, 2009:
FIRST OF OFFICIAL IHBA HOTELS: HIGHPOINT NC
BILTMORE SUITES HOTEL
Make reservation using group "IHBA"
$72 RATE INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST!
MAY 14 2009:
CHOWCHILLA BOAT RACE CANCELLED. After a meeting last night with the water district, the CIty of Chowchilla informed the IHBA there will not be water in the Berenda Reservoir for the June 2009 boat race. We are sorry to have to announce the June 19-21 drag boat race in Chowchilla CA has been cancelled.
APRIL 15, 2009
FUEL: TORCO RACE FUELS will be at Firebird with fuel for all classes!
They will also be providing contingency for seven of our classes; see tech sheets for details.
If you have any questions regarding fuel, the Torco Race Fuels office number is 480-288-9385
APRIL 14, 2009
LAKEFEST @ FIREBIRD INTL RACEWAY APRIL 24-26 Chandler AZ!
Registration will open at 12 noon Thursday April 23 at Gate 1. You will be able to pit after you are registered and signed in. Test & Tune is Friday. Qualifying is Saturday. Eliminations and Final rounds are Sunday. Safe Travels! See you soon! If you have any questions, call us 505-869-0005 or email email@example.com
APRIL 7, 2009
REMINDER! Pre Registration deadline for the Season Opener is this Friday April 10.
You can still register after that and at the track, at full registration cost. ALSO- if you are a full time IHBA member and want to have your FREE Lucas Oil products at the Opener, you must have your order form in to the IHBA office by this Friday April 10.
Questions? Call 505-869-0005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 25, 2009
Many of you know that drag boat racer Frank Nagore was in a serious accident last weekend. Please keep Frank, Brenda and family in your thoughts and prayers for a great recovery!
MARCH 25, 2009
There was a meeting last week at Lucas Oil with representatives from CDBA, IHBA, KDBA, SDBA and SLDBA to discuss how the associations can work together for the betterment of the sport of drag boat racing. Lucas Oil has been involved in Drag Boat Racing and sees a growth opportunity for all involved! They have now brought the above associations under the banner of the “Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series” for 2009 and beyond. Great news!
Here are a few items from the meeting:
1. If you are a full time IHBA member, you are also a member of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series. You will receive up to $150 in Lucas Oil Products when you have paid your IHBA membership and return the Oil Order form (found under racer forms on the website). The forms must be turned in by June 15 to receive your oil this season. Your oil products will be delivered to the next IHBA event if you send your order form to the IHBA office two weeks prior to the event. (i.e. to have your product at the Season Opener April 24 at Firebird, your oil order form must be turned in before April 10.)
2. Full time IHBA members will be allowed to race with other Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series associations without paying a member fee (you still pay a race registration fee). However, if you want to earn points with another association, you will need to join that association, just as you have previously.
3. Each association still does its own points and its own schedules. When racing with another association, please check with them in advance for any updates/changes and ask about items that may apply to a certain track. As with all events, promoters may have different requirements.
4. We are working on having one rulebook for the above associations; items were discussed and the new rule book will be available shortly. There won’t be any major changes for IHBA members for the 2009 season. There are a few though. We will have the changes posted once all representatives go over them again.
5. Ken Dollar will act as Race Director for IHBA events. Many of you already know Ken so we thank you in advance for making him feel welcome!
If you have any questions, please check with the office instead of relying on information from other sources. Get the facts. There is already misinformation out there. If you are reading this and are a member of another association, please contact your home association as well.
This opportunity Lucas Oil is providing everyone in drag boat racing is incredible! Let’s all work together and make this happen in a positive, productive way!
MARCH 3, 2009
GET YOUR 2009 MEMBERSHIP AND OIL ORDER FORM IN TODAY! GET FREE LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS AT THE SEASON OPENER NEXT MONTH! LUCAS OIL IS PROVIDING 2 FREE CASES OF PRODUCT (UP TO $150 VALUE) TO EACH RACE TEAM THAT IS A 2009 FULL TIME IHBA MEMBER ! SEE DETAILS AND DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM UNDER "RACER FORMS" ON IHBA HOME PAGE.
FEBRUARY 18, 2009
PER YOUR INPUT, VIC ESPOSITO WILL BE THE DIVISION ONE PRO MOD CLASS REPRESENTATIVE.
(IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE READ POST OF FEBRUARY 2.)
FEBRUARY 14, 2009 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
IT LOOKS LIKE THE AIR TIMES OF THE LUCAS OIL IHBA DRAG BOAT RACING SERIES ON SPEED HAVE CHANGED FOR TODAY AND THE UPCOMING WEEKS.
HERE ARE THE NEW TIMES - EASTERN - CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTING!
FEBRUARY 14 1:00 PM ET
FEBRUARY 22 10:30 AM ET
FEBRUARY 28 6:00 PM ET
FEBRUARY 28 6:30 PM ET
MARCH 7 6:30 PM ET
FEBRUARY 10, 2009
MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY HEARD THAT BEVERLY STOKES (DRAG BOAT REVIEW / WIDOWMAKER) HAD HEART- RELATED SURGERY SUNDAY. PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP BEV, TIM AND THEIR FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS HER RECOVERY PROGRESSES. (NOW GO HUG YOUR FAMILY!)
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
FOLLOW UP TO ITEMS DISCUSSED AT IHBA MEMBER MEETING:
* SEND IN NAME OF PERSON YOU'D LIKE TO SEE AS YOUR CLASS REP ALONG WITH REASONS WHY YOU THINK THIS PERSON WOULD MAKE A GOOD REP
* PLEASE CONTINUE TO DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO THE IHBA OFFICE. EMAIL, FAX OR CALL THEM IN. (INFORMATION FROM OTHERS SOURCES MAY NOT BE CORRECT.) WE'LL POST QUESTIONS & ANSWERS HERE
* POUR IN SEATS for CAPSULE BOATS: RECOMMENDED FOR 2009, WILL BE MANDATORY IN 2010. ONE OPTION IS DONE BY ISP
* CHAMP STYLE BOATS: WE RECOMMEND YOU RUN AIR
* IF YOU HAVE HELMETS/FIRESUITS TO DONATE FOR NEW RR AND PWC RACERS TO USE, PLEASE CONTACT THE IHBA OFFICE
* PIT SPACE: ANY VEHICLE/AWNING COMBINATION CANNOT EXCEED 25 FEET IN WIDTH
JANUARY 30, 2009
TOMORROW MORNING - LUCAS OIL IHBA DRAG BOAT RACING ON SPEED TV! DON'T MISS IT, TOMORROW MORNING 11:30AM EASTERN TAH/TAF IN SAN DIEGO!
JANUARY 30, 2009
ALL DRIVERS MUST WEAR A PROPER FITTING HELMET, THAT COVERS THE HEAD, NECK AND TEMPLE AREAS. ALL HELMETS MUST BE SNELL 2000 OR NEWER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RIVER RACER AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT. HELMETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE WATER, EXCEPT WHILE UNDER TOW.
TOP FUEL HYDRO, TOP ALCOHOL HYDRO, TOP ALCOHOL FLAT AND PRO MOD MUST WEAR A FULL FACE SA RATED HELMET THAT MEETS SFI 31.2 STANDARDS.
STOCK ELIMINATOR, MOD ELIMINATOR, TOP ELIMINATOR, PRO ELIMINATOR AND PRO COMP ELIMINATOR THAT ARE NOT CAPSULE BOATS MAY RUN M SERIES HELMETS THAT MEET SFI 41.1 (OPEN FACE) OR 41.2 (FULL FACE) STANDARDS OR AN SA RATED THAT MEETS SFI 31.1 (OPEN FACE) OR SFI 31.2 (FULL FACE).
SA HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR OPEN BOATS RUNNING ALCOHOL/METHANOL.
RIVER RACER AND PERSONAL WATER CRAFT MAY RUN DOT OR SNELL RATED HELMETS.
LIFEJACKETS: RIVER RACER AND PERSONAL WATER CRAFT ONLY:
MUST BE COAST GUARD APPROVED OR RACE TYPE LIFE JACKETS. HIGH IMPACT RECOMMENDED. ALL JACKETS MUST APPEAR TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION.
HELMET RESTRAINTS: RECOMMENDED FOR RIVER RACER AND PERSONAL WATER CRAFT.
JANUARY 30, 2009
A CAPSULE ORIENTATION CLASS IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 28 IN MODESTO CALIFORNIA. PLEASE RSVP TO GARY HENDRIX AT209-605-0078 OR 209-572-1258. THE CLASS BEGINS AT 12 NOON AT THE AQUATIC DREAMS SCUBA CENTER, 1212 KANSAS AVE. MODESTO CA. IT'S AN INDOOR HEATED POOL! IT'S A GREAT WAY TO TEST AND CHECK OUT YOUR NEW OR OLD HELMET BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS.