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THUNDER IN THE HEARTLAND

 

Outboard Hydroplane & Runabout Racing Throughout The Midwest

 

 

 

THUNDER IN THE HEARTLAND

 

Outboard Hydroplane & Runabout Racing Throughout The Midwest

 

About OBRA

Thunder On Wolf Creek 2018
Date and time to be announced.

While it is great to win, our goal is to have fun and to compete in the sport.

2017 Racing Schedule 

  • May 5 – 7 Ozark, AR
  • May 19 – 21 Tunks, Alexandria, LA
  • June 9 – 11 Clarkesville, AR
  • July 14 – 16 Pineville (Short Course Nationals)
  • August 4 – 8 Centralia (Long Course Nationals)
  • August 18 – 20 Grove, OK
  • September 8 – 10 Jacksonville, IL

OBRA Membership

OBRA Membership $15.00.

For a first year membership fee of $35.00 a “Thunder On Wolf Creek” Tee Shirt will be given (free shipping).

Information:  Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or email OBRA.

Sponsors

Information:  Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or email OBRA.

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Rick Miller, Sponsor/Driver

Rick started racing at age 14. After 38 years, he has compiled one of best records in the history of the sport. In APBA (American Power Boat Association), he was the winner of two Bob Gollor Awards (high point) and is a five time Hall of Championship inductee. Rick holds both the 3/4 and 1 mile completion 400 Mod Hydro record in APBA. He has won the High Point Driver of the Year in the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA). During his racing career he has a record of 86 National Championship wins (10 in 2016) in AOF (American Outboard Federation), APBA and NBRA, which are the most wins of any driver in the sport.

Rick is a practicing dentist with Grove Dental Associates.

Braxton Miller, Driver

Braxton, driving since the age of 10, is an upcoming star in the sport of outboard racing. In APBA, he broke a speed record in the J hydro class and has won several Winter National races. He finished 2nd in the “D” hydro at the APBA National Championship in 2015 at Wakefield, Mi. At the age of 18, he has won the National Boat Racing Association’s National High Point of the year four times. He has won 35 championships both national and North American championship races. Presently, he is attending the Aeronautical school at Tulsa Tech in Jenks, OK.

Trent Baugh, Driver

OBRA member from Grove OK. Trent drives a C Modified Runabout and was the NBRA National High Point Champion for 2016 in the C runabout class.

Vernon "Burnin" Barfield, Driver

Bio not available.

Melissa Backward, Owner

Owner of O-49 and 49-O TEAM US RACING

Boat racing for me began before I was born.  My father raced with the Tulsa Pleasure Craft Association in the 1960’s, and later in the 1960’s and early 1970’s announced races for OBRA. My late husband, Mark and I began racing in 2010.  We lost Mark in 2014, and our good friends, Preadator Racing, make my racing still a reality.  Burnin Vernon Barfield put on our stirrups and drove our, 49-O, CSH, to victories in 2015, including a National Championship Race!  2016 was a very good year for the team as well. I enjoy helping the score the races, take a turn on the turn boat and seeing the action up close!

Charly Holman, Crew Member

Charley Holman is a vital member of the Oklahoma racers. He is a retired racer from the time when He raced in the 60’s in the St. Louis area. Charley lives in the Branson Mo. area and travels to races with Rick Miller and the What’s Up Doc? Race team. Charley helps in the pits with all the racers who have electrical failures particular kill switch problems. He is a clearing house for race boats, collecting boats from those who are finished with their boats and distributing them to those who need a boat. Time after time you can hear Charley encouraging young drivers who are learning the sport.

Leonard Miller, Crew Chief

Leonard Miller is president of the OBRA and is a retired driver with four APBA championship wins and five AOF championship wins. A past president of AOF and life time member of both NBRA and AOF. He is responsible for race preparation for 13 motors and 10 boats.

OBRA News

Braxton Miller continues his winning ways

Braxton Miller continued his winning ways by Capturing the APBA's National Championship Modified 350 hydroplane class at Consantine, MI. The hydroplane reaches 70mph with a 350cc modified Japanese Yamato racing engine. Over 325 entries competed in 11...

Braxton Miller wins his fourth Championship this year

Braxton Miller continue to add to his impressive resume by winning his fourth Championship this year at the National Boat Racing Association's Long Course National Championship at Lake Raccoon, Centralia, Il. This is  his fourth National win this year,...

Rick Miller – APBA Hall of Fame

A huge thank you to my What's Up Doc Racing team for all the help to enable me to be inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions for the 5th time. Thank you to my family for letting me race and have fun at what I love doing. Thank you to my dad Leonard Miller for your...

Thunder On Wolf Creek 2017

The 5th Annual Thunder On Wolf Creek racing event is scheduled for August 18-20, 2017. Races start at 12:00 pm on August 18th and at 12:30 pm on Sunday August 20th. $5,000 or more in door prizes during the races Saturday and Sunday. Mayor's Cup to high point driver...

Facebook Posts

3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

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Please go to this site to see some amazing video of the weekend of racing from a drone and still shots also. Great footage of the action...BE SURE TO WATCH IN HD!!! My first attempt with new software, still have a few bugs to work out but with time I will have it down to a tee. (please note: thi...
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That was cool!

3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

Our judges stand was outstanding this weekend. They ran a great race.

Referee-Jack Stotts
Scorekeepers - Melissa Backwards, Patsy Ruth, Patty Barfield
Announcer - Ray Rodda
Video/Starts - Matt Johnson and Jake Perryman.
Flaggers by a few volunteers
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Our judges stand was outstanding this weekend. They ran a great race. 

Referee-Jack Stotts
Scorekeepers - Melissa Backwards, Patsy Ruth, Patty Barfield 
Announcer - Ray Rodda
Video/Starts - Matt Johnson and Jake Perryman. 
Flaggers by a few volunteers

 

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Had a great time watching races

Sorry I missed it

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3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

Great racing today at Thunder on Wolf Creek, but it was hot. Our judges stand was very efficient today and racing was done about 2:45. Congrats to the Sunday winners ... See MoreSee Less

Great racing today at Thunder on Wolf Creek, but it was hot. Our judges stand was very efficient today and racing was done about 2:45. Congrats to the Sunday winners

3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

Results from Thunder on Wolf Creek today. We had 14 C Stock Hydros as the biggest class and lots of good competition in all classes. Braxton Miller won the Mayor's Cup for Overall High Point for the day. ... See MoreSee Less

Results from Thunder on Wolf Creek today. We had 14 C Stock Hydros as the biggest class and lots of good competition in all classes. Braxton Miller won the Mayors Cup for Overall High Point for the day.

3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

Thank you to David and Sylvie Kane for hosting and providing a great meal for the racers and opening your museum to everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to David and Sylvie Kane for hosting and providing a great meal for the racers and opening your museum to everyone.

 

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David M. Kane

3 months ago

Thunder on Wolf Creek

Thunder on Wolf Creek test day is well on it's way now. Patsy and Melissa are registering the racers and testing will begin at noon. ... See MoreSee Less

Thunder on Wolf Creek test day is well on its way now.  Patsy and Melissa are registering the racers and testing will begin at noon.
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Facebook Posts

5 months ago

What's Up Doc Racing

Great racing at a beautiful location this past weekend for the What's Up Doc Team. We raced in Clarksville, AR at Lake Ludwig. Lots of fun racing and hanging out after. Thanks John Ruff for the great meals. ... See MoreSee Less

Great racing at a beautiful location this past weekend for the Whats Up Doc Team. We raced in Clarksville, AR at Lake Ludwig.  Lots of fun racing and hanging out after. Thanks John Ruff for the great meals.

8 months ago

What's Up Doc Racing

Braxton working hard on the Tohatsu!!! In pieces now but getting it ready for Winter Nationals. 🏁🏁 ... See MoreSee Less

Braxton working hard on the Tohatsu!!!  In pieces now but getting it ready for Winter Nationals. 🏁🏁

8 months ago

What's Up Doc Racing

Crew chief isn't working too hard!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Crew chief isnt working too hard!!!

8 months ago

What's Up Doc Racing

"Thriller" is now all lettered up and ready to race. Still on probation to get the yellow to replace the white. Hope it is fast and turns good 🏁🏆 ... See MoreSee Less

Thriller is now all lettered up and ready to race.  Still on probation to get the yellow to replace the white. Hope it is fast and turns good 🏁🏆

 

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Hope to see you guys in Hillsdale this summer

Pretty boat.

9 months ago

What's Up Doc Racing

Carbon fiber boat with some (budget) purple just added. Still on probation to see if it makes the 1st team and then will get the yellow added. 🏁🏁 ... See MoreSee Less

Carbon fiber boat with some (budget) purple just added. Still on probation to see if it makes the 1st team and then will get the yellow added. 🏁🏁

 

Comment on Facebook

Nice boat, ten years old, but only a few races on it. Our 400 hydro and 20 A boat are both over 10 years old. Needs our logo and number, a few stickers, then the three minute warning.

$4500. 2016 APBA OSY400 nationals winning boat. Built by Matt. Twin sister to John Peeters 7-time OSY nationals winning boat...

Who built the boat Len Miller. Daniel Korpe why u selling the boat its fast as hell

Ryan Melony Morris... D Mods are more fun... Rather go 90 than 65... And easier to sell right after a national win.

Mat ault built about 10 at $2000 to 2600 but he ran out of material and the boat price went up so high that he quite building them. A few are still being run today. Jeff Webster, Jon Peters, Chris Mizner, Danials and ours. Ours was not raced much. Just took off some unnessary hardware and it weights 101 lbs. It has 5 lbs of lead stuck in the right sponson.

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After a successful week of racing in West Virginia at the APBA Nationals, it is time to focus on the NBRA Nationals this weekend in Claremore, OK. The crew is loading the boats on the trailers and fine tuning the motors. The competition will be great and we will need to be on our "A" game to take any trophies home. So thankful for this crew pictured here that make it all possible. ... See MoreSee Less

After a successful week of racing in West Virginia at the APBA Nationals, it is time to focus on the NBRA Nationals this weekend in Claremore, OK.  The crew is loading the boats on the trailers and fine tuning the motors.  The competition will be great and we will need to be on our A game to take any trophies home. So thankful for this crew pictured here that make it all possible.
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Telephone: (918) 791-1733

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