The Fastest Outboard Drag Boats in the World ▼
Photos by Kevin Kearney
Jasper, Tennessee is a well-known place for almost everybody here at Scream And Fly. The Outboard Drag Boat Association's
world championship final race of the year takes place there, and the very best in the sport converge there to battle it out at the Nickajack Dam lake, which is absolutely the perfect location for such an event.
What makes this event so great is not only the incredible racing, but the accessibility of all the action to everybody. People are free to walk up to the boats and talk to the drivers and teams without restriction. Everything from boat weigh-ins, launches, and inspections take place in the open, which really adds a lot of interest to the event. Of course, there are the fastest outboard-powered drag boats in the world there, and everybody has a front-row seat to all of the racing, right at the bank of the lake. Just the sounds and smells the engines make as they race by gives this event a feel all of its own.