Tracy Adams prepared to travel the distance

5:49 am EDT, Jun 15, 2013 | By Pete Robbins

Tracy Adams is glad that his Nitro Z9 holds 68 gallons of gas. He's been making a longer run than all but one or two competitors and burning at least 40 gallons of gas a day. Some newer boats hold only 42 or 45 gallons of gas, he said, and if he needed to fill up on the water that would cost him 20 or 30 precious minutes. One might think that with the reduced field Adams would have his distant area to himself, but he confirmed before blastoff that he's sharing it with another member of the Top 12.

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