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Parveys Turn To Turbochargers

So when Jason, the 32-year-old son of the 67-year-old engineer turned dentist, told me that he and his Shootout Hall Of Fame father were working hard on a turbocharged repower of their 43-foot V-bottom in hopes of making it to the 31st annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, I have to admit I was excited about the possibility.

At the same time, I was a kind of surprised since the Parveys appeared to be content, even talking retirement, after laying claim to the fastest V-bottom in event history in 2016—the last year of the one-mile course—with a 165-mph top speed, and then proceeding to record top speeds of 161 mph in 2017 and 153 mph last year on the three-quarter-mile course.

Stupid me shouldn’t have been surprised as the Parveys’ aforementioned need for speed, along with the desire to continually improve technologically and efficiently, is pretty much undeniable. As the younger Parvey explained the project, the motivation behind it seemed to make complete sense.

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