SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 - It wasn't easy but our new SST-120 tunnel boat, carrying primary sponsorship from Herr's Foods, is ready to hit the water this week in preparation for the events surrounding Great Miami River Days in Hamilton, Ohio. The boat will be pulled in the annual SwineFest parade in Huntington's Guyandotte community at 6 p.m. Thursday as the kids of Herd Racing ride on the boat distributing sample bags of Herr's products to those who line the streets for the parade. The team's Formula 3 SST-60 Jesus-themed boat will also be part of the parade.
Speaking of Jesus, two youth who are attending the Guyandotte Association Baptist Camp's Labor Day Camp in nearby, Ona, WV, accepted Christ as their Savior during a campfire service last night. Many of Herd Racing's group is helping organize and operate the annual camp event and it is great joy to hear of the good news that has happened so far. The camp continues through Monday afternoon.
Things are progressing toward our weekend next weekend in Hamilton, Ohio. I was in Cincinnati on Friday and drove the 30 minutes north of look at the site and scout out the area. We are excited to be able to race at the Great Miami River Days festival next weekend and it will be sort of a relief to just field one boat for a change. Running double duty is extremely taxing on the driver and crew and with just one boat running out of our stable this coming weekend and cooler tempertures forecast for the region we are excited to have a chance to show some improvement in our F-2 program before pulling the boats from the water for the winter months.
Stay tuned. We'll have more news about the Hamilton weekend later this week. Learn more about the events at www.greatmiamiriverdays.org.