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    OPA Offshore race Detroit, MI. Sept. 6 & 7 2014 Detroit River
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    Who's gonna be at the OPA Inagural International Offshore race on the Detroit River Sept 6 & 7 2014???...I know I will be there...can't wait!!!...
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    SeriousOffshore is planning on being there. With it now being double points, no one in the chase for a title can afford to miss it.

    When we talked with Bob Teague, he said he planned on running it for sure.
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    Should be interesting.......

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    Offshore Powerboats Coming to Race the Detroit River

    By Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki
    August 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm Detroit

    More thunder is coming to the Detroit River with the Downtown Detroit International Powerboat Championships, also called the Detroit Grand Prix, Sept. 5-7, sponsored by the Offshore Powerboat Association.
    The course will be a four-mile oval that will be viewable from either Detroit or Windsor but will be closer to the Detroit shore. Best viewing will be from the Detroit Riverwalk and it’s free to spectators. Bring you chair and a cooler and settle in for some serious offshore racing.
    This is an open race – participants could be first time racers, or they could be headed for the national championships in October in Solomons, MD.
    They’re expecting about 50 boats in 11 classes. They plan a total of three races, with multiple classes racing within each race.
    These are the offshore power boats that are seen more and more frequently in local waters. They can be as small as 20 feet with a 250 horsepower engine, or as large as a 50-foot catamaran capable of going 200 mph.
    “We do have quite a bit that are considered local,” said Dee Ungarten, communications director for OPA Racing. That includes entrees from St. Clair, Ruby, Chesterfield, Utica and Fairhaven.
    Spectators will also have access to the pits. Negotiations are still underway but Ungarten said they dry pits will likely be the General Motors parking are near the Riverwalk. The wet pits will be at the nearby marina.
    Friday night will include an autograph session with trucks and boats on display in the dry pits starting at 6 p.m. to give fans an opportunity to talk to drivers.
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    Downtown Detroit River International Powerboat Championships
    ​Friday, Sept. 5
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Arrival of Race Boats – Race Village
    6 ​p.m. Autograph session and view boats in dry pits
    Saturday, Sept. 6
    10 a.m. – Course bouys set
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drivers meeting, Roberts Riverwalk Hotel.
    10:30 a.m. Racers registration.
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Race boat testing on course
    Sunday, Sept. 7
    8 a.m. Team physicals, Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crane operational
    12:30 p.m. Race 1
    2 p.m. Race 2
    4 p.m. Race 3


    http://detroit.ashore.me/offshore-po...detroit-river/
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    APBA Race Circular

    Regatta:

    Detroit River International Powerboat Championships

    Event Date:

    9/5/2014 – 9/7/2014

    Conducting Club:

    OPA RACING LLC #254

    Region: 6

    Sanction ID: 12474 Approved

    Place: Detroit, MI Detroit River

    Received Date: 8/15/2014

    Approved Date: 9/4/2014

    Directions: Atwater St & Riopelle St, Detroit, MI

    Host Hotel:
    Roberts RiverWalk Hotel - 313-259-9500 - €‹1000 River Pl Dr, Detroit MI 48207

    Other Hotels:
    Detroit Marriott - 313-568-8000 - at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr, Detroit MI 48243 ~ Block Code: M-1Y7DH9U
    Best Western Plus Georgian Inn - 586-294-0400 - 31327 Gratiot Ave, Roseville MI

    Course:

    See OP website: http://oparacing.org

    Start Type: Pace boat

    Prizes: Awards Ceremony - Roberts RiverWalk Hotel 7 pm - Per OPA Rules

    Registration:Roberts RiverWalk Hotel (1000 River Pl Dr, Detroit, MI)
    Friday: 12pm - 3pm * * Saturday: 9am - 1pm

    Driver Meeting:Roberts RiverWalk Hotel ~ Saturday: 10am * * Sunday 9am

    Entry Fees:Per OPA Rules

    Officials:
    Race Director (72776) EDWARD SMITH, 799 ROUTE 70, BRICK, NJ
    Referee (72775) ANTHONY SMITH, 799 ROUTE 70, BRICK, NJ
    Assistant Referee (76201) RON POLLI, 125 FARRAGUT AVE, SEASIDE PARK, NJ
    Inspector (76202) GIULIO POLI, 110 3RD AVE, SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ
    Scorer (73000) VAL FIORILLO, 96 WALDRON RD, TOMS RIVER, NJ
    Risk Manager (74487) DOREEN UNGARTEN, 11 MARLIN PLACE, RED BANK, NJ

    Notes: This Regatta is sanctioned through APBA

    All prizes are the responsibility of the conducting Club. APBA does not guarantee nor is it responsible for payment of prizes. You are advised that this event may be canceled prior to the race due to circumstances beyond the control of this association. If you plan to travel a long distance, it is recommended that you contact the race sponsor prior to your departure to ensure this event will take place.
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    Cintron Returns to Action this Weekend at Detroit OPA Race

    http://speedonthewater.com/in-the-ne...troit-opa-race

    Wyatt and Granet will be racing in the OPA Extreme class and are expecting tough competition from the 40-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran Cat Can Do, which is powered by a pair 1,550-hp Sterling Performance engines. The power plants in Cintron, twin 1,500-hp Stotler Racing Engines monsters, have been refreshed and are ready to race.

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    Powerboats Bring ‘Deck To Deck’ Racing To The Detroit River This Weekend (VIDEO)

    DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – The roar of powerboats will return to the Detroit River this weekend for the Detroit River International Powerboat Championships.
    This is the first year the event will be in Detroit, with over 40 boats competing.
    “Powerboat racing is a part of Detroit’s history. Garwood established powerboat manufacturing here in the 1930s and for years they held powerboat races on the Detroit River,” says Wes Wyatt Chairman of the races in a release. “It’s time to bring back a great tradition, one that is fun for all ages.”
    The course will stretch between Joe Louis Arena and Chene Park and will be visible from both the United States and Canada.
    On Saturday there will be testing on the waters, along with meet and greets with the racing team. Team members will also take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge about 6 p.m. Saturday . Sunday is the final championship race with the presentation of the Mayor’s Cup, which will be presented by Mayor Mike Duggan.
    “All of our boats are within the same horse power,” said Jimmy Jernigan, owner of Steady Pumpin’ race boat. “We will finish the race within 30 seconds of the first to last. That is going to be deck to deck racing.”
    Pits for the race will be located in Milliken State Park, with the race taking place in front of the Riverwalk. No tickets are needed.
    Proceeds from the event will be donated to Detroit PAL, The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, Wayne County Sheriff Youth & Senior Education Fund and the Detroit Firemen’s Fund.


    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/09/...weekend-video/
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    Inaugural Detroit River International Powerboat Championships Brings Windsor and Detroit Together For Charities
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    SOURCE Detroit River International Powerboat Championship

    DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 6-7th, over 40 offshore powerboats will race on the Detroit River in Downtown for the inaugural Detroit River International Championships presented by 24 Grille.

    This free community event is expected to draw over 150,000 attendees to Downtown Detroit and Windsor where prime viewing locations will bring attendees close to the racing action. Proceeds from the weekend will be donated back to local charities supporting Detroit youth, police and veterans.

    "Powerboat racing is a part of Detroit's history. Garwood established powerboat manufacturing here in the 1930s and for years they held powerboat races on the Detroit River," says Wes Wyatt Chairman of the races. "It's time to bring back a great tradition, one that is fun for all ages."

    The race will begin up river from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority. The race course was designed to bring high-speed action directly in front of Hart Plaza holding true to the event's motto "Detroit puts the race in your face."

    "Detroiters and attendees in Windsor will be able to watch an action packed race," says President of the Detroit River International Championships, Tom McInnes. "We've planned a weekend of fun for families to see the boats, meet the racing teams, and enjoy the action."

    On Saturday there will be food and testing on the waters, along with meet and greets with the racing team. Sunday is the final championship race and the Mayor's Cup will be presented by Mayor Mike Duggan. A more detailed schedule of events can be found at http://detroitoffshorerace.com/.

    Proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League), the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, the Wayne County Youth and Senior Education Fund, and the Firemen's Fund.

    About Detroit River International Championship
    The Detroit River International Championship presented by 24 Grille is a two day event that brings powerboat racing to both Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Over 40 boats will race on the Detroit River with free viewing and community events all weekend along the Riverfront and Hart Plaza. Learn more about this event at http://detroitoffshorerace.com/.

    Contact: Tom McInnes
    Phone Number: 313-407-2881
    Email: Tom@detroitoffshorerace.com
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    It went pretty well for a first time event I thought.

    41 boats showing up at a first time event was a very good turnout in my opinion. (42 boats started races but one boat ran both Class 5 and Class 6).

    The event had good viewing from both sides of the course. The background of the casinos in Windsor was kinda cool too.

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    Results, Downtown Detroit River IPC
    ​September 8, 2014

    ​EXTREME
    1st - 19 Cat Can Do
    2nd - 1 Cintron

    SUPER CAT
    1st - 77 AMSOIL
    2nd - 4 Cleveland Construction

    SUPER VEE LITE
    1st - 66 Tug It
    2nd - 29 Typhoon
    3rd - 21 Pirate Racing
    4th - 44 Steady Pumpin
    5th - 4 Octane
    6th - 3 LSB Racing
    7th - 2 Punisher

    CLASS 1
    1st - 179 Bye PoleHer

    CLASS 2
    1st - 211 Bat Boat

    CLASS 3
    1st - V-1 Wazzup
    2nd - V-6 Strtictly Business
    3rd - 357 Miss PTM

    CLASS 4
    1st - 404 Simmons Marine
    2nd - 469 Crockett Rocket
    3rd - 441 Saris Racing
    4th - 422 Erie Monster
    5th - 411 Perdition

    CLASS 5
    1st - 505 CISCO "No Bullies"
    2nd - 513 Wazzup II
    3rd - 518 RUFstr Racing
    4th - 599 SouthEastern Lighting/Grinch Racing
    5th - 546 Reinforcer
    6th - 502 702BatBoat.com

    CLASS 6
    1st - 602 Early Detection Racing
    2nd - 615 Sale-N-Buy
    3rd - 626 Maxed Out
    4th - 644 Knot Guilty
    5th - 639 Repeat Offender
    6th - 611 Smith Brothers Racing
    7th - 619 You Gun Learn
    8th - 623 Boom Shaka Laka
    9th - 624 Miss PTM II

    CLASS 7
    1st - 727 Molson Muscle
    2nd - 721 Elevation
    3rd - 755 Hangin N Bangin
    4th - 725 Hauling Trash
    5th - 750 Maine-E-Axe
    6th - 723 Bay Rat
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