LESAGE, WV - Herd Racing's primary tractor trailer hauler, and three SST-120 and Formula 1 race boats are up for sale as the powerboat racing team's pilot begins the transition to retirement.
Pilot Dana Tomes says the increasing demands of career and family have made it difficult to continue racing full time each summer while juggling the demands of modern living. "We aren't necessarily quitting and never racing again, but we need to move some of this stuff to new racers who can use it like it needs to be used," Tomes said of the team's Freightliner race hauler and fleet of tunnel boats. "We have too nice of equipment to let it sit in the garage so we will try to get the hauler, engines and boats in the hands of racers who can put it to use on a regular basis."
Tomes said the team is asking $75,000 U.S. for it's Freightliner FL80 toterhome and 52-foot living quarter trailer. Three boats and dolly trailers are being placed up for sale as well, including the team's Seebold Formula 1 rig, it's Lamb SST-120 boat and it's Hoffman Formula 1 backup boat. Tomes said the Seebold and Lamb boats will be sold turn-key ready to race with an asking price of $12,000 each. The Hoffman on a trailer is being sold for $3,500, without an engine or mid-section.
"We'll see what sells this winter and if we have some equipment left when summer comes around we might race a few races here and there, but it's time to move on to the next phase in life," Tomes said.
Anyone interested in purchasing any of the team's equipment can call Tomes at Herd Racing at 304-736-7303 or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.