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LakeFest is returning to Lake Marble Falls in 2020 after a two-year break. The Southern Drag Boat Association, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Marble Falls made the announcement April 22. File photo

LakeFest drag boat races returning to Marble Falls in 2020

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a two-year hiatus, LakeFest will return to Lake Marble Falls in 2020. (more…)

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Dylan Crownover, a Marble Falls High School senior, competed in a drag boat race in San Angelo on June 23-25. He placed second. Crownover is keeping family tradition by racing, following in the wake of his father, Marcus Kinsey. The teen recently was awarded the David Skalicky Memorial Award for Flatbottom Driver of the Year presented by the South Drag Boat Association. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls teen racer Dylan Crownover is Flatbottom Driver of the Year

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FORT WORTH — Dylan Crownover completed his rookie season as a drag boat racer by winning the ultimate honor: the David Skalicky Memorial Award for Flatbottom Driver of the Year presented by the Southern Drag Boat Association. Crownover received the award Feb. 24. (more…)

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Criticism over LakeFest cancellation undeserved, says former organizer, race director

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to LakeFest, Ken Dollar had a front-row seat. He was on the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce board of directors when Barry Burton and John Kemper first pitched the idea of hosting drag boat races on Lake Marble Falls more than 25 years ago. (more…)

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Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After 26 years, the LakeFest drag boat races appear to have come to a close. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce officials stated that they received a notice from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series that it would be proposing some significant changes for the 2018 event. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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Racer dies following Marble Falls LakeFest boating accident

MARBLE FALLS — A 52-year-old racer died Aug. 9 after his boat crashed during LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls. Marble Falls Police identified the driver as Mike Fry. According to Fry’s racing website, www.meanstreakracing.org, he started Mike Fry Racing in 2000. He was the owner and driver of Meanstreak II, the boat he was driving […]

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The LakeFest Show & Shine is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls. File photo

LakeFest racers push limits as event infuses cash into Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  The long-running LakeFest drag-boat races not only fill an insatiable need for speed for motorsport junkies from across the state but also provide an economic boost to the Marble Falls community, officials say. More than 100 competitors are lining up for the 24th annual event, which takes […]

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Marble Falls chamber seeks volunteers for LakeFest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The start of preparations for LakeFest means a call for volunteers to help with the event. The 24th annual liquid quarter-mile races on Lake Marble Falls begins Aug. 7 with qualifying events. And to host an event of this size, which has drawn 10,000 spectators to Lakeside Park, […]

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LakeFest drag-boat races rumbling into Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — There’s no way around the excitement. The 23rd annual LakeFest invades Marble Falls on Aug. 8-10. And if you’re wondering if the boats are on the water, just roll down your window and have a listen. (more…)

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LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers. (more…)

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This year's LakeFest is Aug. 9-11 on Lake Marble Falls. Discount tickets for residents are on sale until July 28 at H-E-B, 1503 RR West in Marble Falls. File photo

More racers expected for LakeFest; discount tickets on sale

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Drag-boat racing fans don’t have much longer to wait for the annual Marble Falls LakeFest on Aug. 9-11. Julia Adams, events coordinator for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, said the number of boats expected to race on Lake Marble Falls is up from last year. […]

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Highland Lakes drag-boat racers leaving competition in their wake

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When Walter Dulin’s third engine blew early in the 2012 drag-boat season, his boat’s name, “Du It Again Dulin,” might have become a reference to his mechanical problems rather than his consistent top finishes. (more…)

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Lucas Oil recognizes Marble Falls Lakefest as top event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF LAS VEGAS — While the saying “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” might hold true in some accounts, it doesn’t when applied to Marble Falls Lakefest. In January, during the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series Banquet and Awards Presentation, officials named Lakefest the circuit’s 2012 Event of the […]

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