Drag Boat Event Showdown in San Angelo, TX

April 29, 2011 at 3:35 am EST

Boats going 100 mph?

It's a common sight at the Showdown in San Angelo drag boat races that now occur in late June on Lake Nasworthy. The event is sponsored by the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and sanctioned by the Southern Drag Boat Association, which stages races every summer in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

The boats are outfitted with 1,000-horsepower engines and roar down a quarter-mile course.

More than 100 racers compete, and estimated crowds are close to 10,000 for the two-day event.

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