View Full Version : Trumps Press Release for A/C Race

Ron P
08-13-2010, 12:24 PM

“Feel the Power” as Offshore Powerboat Boat Racing
Returns to Atlantic City on Sunday, September 19
Team Racing Boats on Display Saturday, September 18

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – August 13, 2010 – Trump Entertainment Resorts has teamed with Geico Insurance to add a little lightning to the region. The Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) will hold the "Lightning on the Water" race on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

The brand-new event is being added to an already high-octane race schedule. In fact, the OPA is studded with competitions that run along the Eastern Seaboard and beyond. And with anticipation running at a fever pitch, "Lightning on the Water" will by all accounts become not only a fixture on the annual summer race card, but the featured event of the series.

Slated to run off the shoreline of the Atlantic City Beaches beginning from the Frank S. Farley State Marina, "Lightning on the Water" will promise onlookers the thrill of seeing missile-fast watercraft up close and personal. Each August, A.C. welcomes the aerial show, "Thunder Over the Boardwalk." "Lightning on the Water" is the aquatic answer to that wonderful spectacle. This time though, the ocean, rather than the sky, will be roaring with high-speed velocity.

Everyone from die-hard powerboat racing fans to casual by-passers will enjoy the sights and sounds of some of the premier powerboat teams, as they race in the clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The event is FREE and open to the public.

"We’re thrilled to be working with OPA and Geico to bring this premier racing event to Atlantic City,” said Mark Juliano, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts. "An event like this is a great opportunity for us to further market Atlantic City as a viable destination and offer visitors exciting experiences well after Labor Day.” Juliano added.

Observers will get to see what this sport is all about: meticulously engineered watercraft propelling across the water at breakneck speed. When the teams aren't vying for the grand prize of $50,000, the public is invited to explore the racing boats up close at the Dry Pits from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, September 18. As many as fifty boats will be staged at Trump Marina Hotel and Casino adjacent to the Frank S. Farley State Marina.

It's a rare opportunity to get a bird's-eye glimpse into these lightning-fast professional powerboats. It's also a chance to meet the teams and take part in the festival atmosphere. It will be a very active day as boats get craned in and out of the water as they go out to take practice laps on the race course.

On Sunday, September 19, the races will start at noon and run until approximately 4 pm. The boats will race on a four mile oval going from approximately Delaware Ave. (Just north of the Trump Taj Mahal) on the north end to Albany Ave. on the south end. Viewing will be excellent anywhere along the race course as the boats will be about 100 yards offshore.

"Lightning on the Water" spectators will enjoy a special treat, as the world's fastest race boat, the "Miss Geico" shows the crowd how it earned its reputation as a rocket ship on the water. And "Miss Geico" is just one of the attractions as more than 50 participants compete in six different bracket divisions.

“It's been an absolute pleasure working with Trump Entertainment Resorts and Geico Power Boats," said OPA President Ed Smith. "We've all teamed up to bring one of the most prestigious events in our sport to one of the premier entertainment destinations in the country. And we all feel strongly that this is another way to help foster the continued growth of Atlantic City."

Smith added: "This event will attract boat enthusiasts, casino patrons, vacationers and, because it's such a family-friendly event, countless others."

Versus Network will be on hand to televise the event, which is truly an international affair. The highly competitive field features racers from all over the globe—even as far as Qatar. The races will also be streaming live at www.supercatracing.com.

New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (NJOPRA), the club organizing land and water operations for this event is seeking volunteers. If you would like to volunteer as a patrol boat or large turn boat please contact Dave Patnaude through the njoffshore.org website. If you are interested in volunteering in the pit area or as a scorer on race day please contact Toni Potthoff at the njoffshore.org website.

OPA is seeking volunteer patrol boats and large turn boats to assist with this race. Anyone interested should email ron@oparacing.org. The New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (NJOPRA)is the local club which will offer land and water support for this event. To volunteer to be parts of this exciting race please sign up at: www.njoffshore.org.

For more information about the OPA Racing Series, see www.oparacingtour.com or to get involved as a racer with OPA see www.oparacing.org.

Book your overnight accommodations and room packages at any of the three Trump Entertainment Resorts and make a weekend of it. Log on to www.trumpcasinos.com.



Follow us on Twitter: Visit http://twitter.com/trumpcasinos or become a fan of Trump Casinos on Facebook www.facebook.com/trumpcasinos.

About Trump Marina
Trump Marina Hotel Casino is one of three Trump resorts in Atlantic City. Its bayside location in the marina district of the city makes it a popular favorite among shore visitors and boasts fabulous views of the ocean and Atlantic City skyline. This two million square foot complex is accessible by land, sea or air. It is home to the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina which is managed by Trump Marina Associates, and owned by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry Services.

About OPA, LLC.
OPA is the largest offshore powerboat racing organization in the United States having it’s home office in Brick, New Jersey. OPA runs a series of races that start in the Spring and end in mid Fall each year. For 2010, the OPA series is being sponsored by Geico Insurance. For more information about OPA, visit www.oparacingtour.com.

NJOPRA is an all volunteer organization that has produced and promoted offshore racing in New jersey for over the past 41 years and became infamous for the Benehana races in the late 70's. For more information visit njoffshore.org


08-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Good press release...
Thats something to present your sponsors or potental sponsors with to show the promoting of our sport....