Drag Boat Races Voted Best Event by Lucas Oil
The Showdown in San Angelo was named event of the year by Lucas Oil.
“Thanks to the hard work of our Steering Committee, the support of our sponsors, and the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers that make our Showdown in San Angelo Drag Boat Races such a success, our event was named 'Event of the Year' by Lucas Oil Company at their Annual Banquet in Las Vegas last week,” stated an entry in the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce weekly update.
Pamela Miller, Vice President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, mentioned that San Angelo is a favorite of the racers from Lucas Oil.
“We’re thrilled the racers think so much of us, it's great Lucas Oil thinks so much of us,” Miller said. She then described that it is a favorite because spectators can watch from both sides of the lake.
According to Miller, the number of spectators rose from 10,000 in 2012 to 11,000 in 2013.
“The numbers are great; we have a consistent growth every year,” Miller stated. “It’s one of the biggest economic events in San Angelo.”
She mentioned that the event is well organized and Lucas Oil is always a pleasure to work with.
The Showdown in San Angelo will take place in late June and camping spots are currently available to be reserved.
Those who leased an RV camping space last year during the Showdown in San Angelo Drag Boat Races will have first right of refusal to secure space for the 2014 Races. Each campsite is 30'x40', and the cost of the campsite includes two admission bands, a cooler pass, parking pass, a designated 10'x10' viewing area on the banks of the racetrack, and free admission to the Friday Test & Tune event.
The costs are: $400 for first row, $300 for middle row and $350 for back row. Campers may begin moving in on Wednesday, June 25.
Call 655-4136 to reserve your spot or to receive additional information.