Goodfellow members volunteer at the races

Drag boat drivers race in a liquid quarter mile during the 2016 Showdown in San Angelo Super Nationals drag boat races at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. The Showdown brings in people from around the nation and the Goodfellow volunteers ensure that the lake was kept clean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Drag boat drivers race in a liquid quarter mile during the 2016 Showdown in San Angelo Super Nationals drag boat races at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. The Showdown brings in people from around the nation and the Goodfellow volunteers ensure that the lake was kept clean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Goodfellow volunteers help Jim Richards, driver of “Alka-Hauler,” onto a trailer during the Showdown in San Angelo Super National drag boat race at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. Over 50 Goodfellow volunteers assisted with the boat race, continuing the partnership between the base and the San Angelo community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Goodfellow volunteers help Jim Richards, driver of “Alka-Hauler,” onto a trailer during the Showdown in San Angelo Super National drag boat race at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. Over 50 Goodfellow volunteers assisted with the boat race, continuing the partnership between the base and the San Angelo community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Matt Keenan, 312th Training Squadron instructor, directs traffic during the Showdown in San Angelo Super Nationals drag boat race at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce runs the event with the help of Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Matt Keenan, 312th Training Squadron instructor, directs traffic during the Showdown in San Angelo Super Nationals drag boat race at Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, Texas, June 25, 2016. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce runs the event with the help of Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Goodfellow Air Force Base volunteers assisted with the Showdown in San Angelo Super Nationals Drag Boat Race at Lake Nasworthy June 24-26.

The event stars hydro drag race boats that are capable of reaching up to 250 mph in a liquid quarter-mile race. The Showdown brings in people from around the nation and the vounteers ensure that the lake was kept clean.

“We had over 80 volunteers helping in a variety of ways,” said Peggy Arnold, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce acting vice president. “They were absolutly awesome. The race couldn’t have happened without the volunteers.”

Goodfellow members directed traffic, managed waste and helped racers get their boats in and out of the water.

“I clean up the pits and help the drivers,” said Airman 1st Class Stron Richiardson, 315th TRS student. “I think [the race is] awesome. It's the first time I've been out here or to any type of boat race. I've been to drag racing before, its similar, but this is a whole new experience.”

The volunteers’ support continued the partnership between the base and the San Angelo community.