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    Marathon 2015, July 3-5, Powerboat races returning to the Middle Keys after six years
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    Boats race past the old Seven Mile Bridge during a previous competition.
    SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL

    In the early 1990s, the Keys had a full slate of powerboat races, with competitions in waters off Key West, Marathon and Islamorada. This year, the islands will be back up to two competitions after several years of having just one.

    On Fourth of July weekend, Super Boat International is bringing back the Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix, the first time since 2009 the Middle Keys have hosted races. It joins Super Boat International's world championship in November in Key West.

    Race producer John Carbonell says it will be like the "olden days," when powerboat races based at the old Faro Blanco Marine Resort drew big crowds and celebrities, and were an economic boom for businesses.

    "There was an opening for the Fourth of July race and the people from the hotels wanted to bring the races back," Carbonell said. "There should be 20 to 25 boats in Marathon, the big ones. They can get up to 150 mph."

    The marina behind the Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Marine Resort & Yacht Club in Marathon, 1996 Overseas Highway, will serve as headquarters.

    The wet pits, the docks where the public can check out the boats for free, are open from noon to 4 p.m. July 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5. July 5 is race day, with races at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. along the bayside from the Tranquility Bay Resort at mile marker 48.5 out to the Seven Mile Bridge and finishing at the Hyatt.

    Seven classes of races will be held: Superboat, Superboat Unlimited, Superboat Extreme, Superboat Vee, Superboat Stock and Production 3 and 4.

    The last attempt to bring powerboat races to Marathon was in September 2013 by Powerboat P1 USA. The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association protested, saying they would disrupt four days worth of the eight-month commercial lobster season. That race, a season finale for the organization's Superstock series, was canceled.

    Carbonell said safety will be an important aspect of this year's races, with medical responders on the water and helicopters in the air to watch for sea life.

    The Marathon races are the second in a series of six leading up to the Key West world championship. The others are in Cocoa Beach, Pensacola, Clearwater and Michigan City, Ind.

    The Key West world championship saw tragedy in 2011 when three racers died when their boats flipped.


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    It is really too bad the race is the exact same time as Sarasota.

    Nice to have an event back in the middle keys, but still too bad on the timing.
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    Superboat races return to the Middle Keys this weekend

    Superboat International stages the races.

    In the early 1990s, the Keys had a full slate of powerboat races, with competitions in waters off Key West, Marathon and Islamorada. This year, the islands will be back up to two competitions after several years of having just one.

    On Fourth of July weekend, Super Boat International is bringing back the Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix, the first time since 2009 the Middle Keys have hosted races. It joins Super Boat International’s world championship in November in Key West.

    Race producer John Carbonell says it will be like the “olden days,” when powerboat races based at the old Faro Blanco Marine Resort drew big crowds and celebrities, and were an economic boom for businesses.

    “There was an opening for the Fourth of July race and the people from the hotels wanted to bring the races back,” Carbonell said. “There should be 20 to 25 boats in Marathon, the big ones. They can get up to 150 mph.”

    The marina behind the Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Marine Resort & Yacht Club in Marathon, 1996 Overseas Highway, will serve as headquarters.

    The wet pits, the docks where the public can check out the boats for free, are open from noon to 4 p.m. July 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5. July 5 is race day, with races at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. along the bayside from the Tranquility Bay Resort at mile marker 48.5 out to the Seven Mile Bridge and finishing at the Hyatt.

    Seven classes of races will be held: Superboat, Superboat Unlimited, Superboat Extreme, Superboat Vee, Superboat Stock and Production 3 and 4.

    Carbonell said safety will be an important aspect of this year’s races, with medical responders on the water and helicopters in the air to watch for sea life.

    The Marathon races are the second in a series of six leading up to the Key West world championship. The others are in Cocoa Beach, Pensacola, Clearwater and Michigan City, Ind.


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    2015 Marathon Schedule


    Event – Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix
    Dry Pits – Marathon Airport-US 1 / Aviation Blvd.
    Location – Marathon, FL

    Friday • July 3, 2015
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Powerboats Dry Pits Open – Marathon Airport
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration: Marathon Airport
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Inspections: Marathon Airport
    7:30pm – 8:30pm Racers Welcome Party – Hosted by GEICO: Faro Blanco Marina

    Saturday • July 4, 2015
    8:00am – 5:00pm Fueling – Official Fuel Southern Racing Fuels – Marathon Airport
    8:30am Mandatory Drivers Meeting: Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Hwy.
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Powerboats Dry Pits Open – Marathon Airport
    10:00am – 5:00pm Registration: Marathon Airport
    10:00am – 5:00 pm Inspection: Marathon Airport
    10:00am – 2:00pm Dunkers – Blackfin Resort – 4650 Overseas Hwy
    12:00pm – 4:00 pm Testing: As per the SBIP Rulebook
    12:00pm – 4:00pm Wet Pits: Faro Blance “C” Dock – Behind Hyatt Place – MM 48
    12:00pm – 4:00 pm Launching: US-1 MM 54
    7:00 pm – 10:00pm Party & Fireworks on Sombrero Beach Produced by the City of Marathon

    Sunday • July 5, 2015 – Race Day
    7:30 m – 8:30 am Physicals: Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Hwy.
    8:00am – 12:00pm Fueling – Official Fuel Southern Racing Fuels – Marathon Airport
    8:00am – 4pm Launching: US-1 MM54
    8:30am Mandatory Drivers Meeting: Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Hwy.
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm Launch / Recovery : US-1 MM
    9:00am – 4:00pm Powerboats Dry Pits Open: Marathon Airport
    10:00am FAA pilots meeting: Marathon Airport
    10:00am – 4:00pm Wet Pits – Faro Blanco “C” Dock
    10:00am – 4:00pm Prime Viewing – Faro Blanco – 1996 Overseas Hwy.
    10:00am – 4:00pm Prime Viewing – Sunset Park – Entrance area of 7 Mile Bridge
    10:45am Boats of first race proceed to milling area for 1st Race
    11:00am Start of 1st Race
    12:45pm Boats of second race proceed to milling area for 2nd Race
    1:00 pm Start of 2nd Race
    5:00 pm – Awards Presentation – Hosted by Lighthouse Grill: Faro Blanco Marina

    Additional Information
    •Experience the Ultimate Thrill of Offshore Racing Powerboats Dry Pits – Free Admission – Spectators can see the boats and meet the teams at Marathon Airport
    •Race Course – Gulf Side – From Tranquility Bay to the Seven Mile Bridge – Finish Line: Faro Blanco Marina @ Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Hwy.


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    Super Boat International

    First Race 11:00 am Second Race 1:00 pm

    Welcome everyone... we are set for Super Boat Racing In Marathon Fl this Sunday. The first race is at 11:00 and the second is at 1:00 pm EST. Please note start times could vary due to weather or other factors. Also, audio does not come on until anchors and radio station are set to go... usually 15 minutes before race time.

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    Results, (Unofficial), Race 1

    Superboat Stock
    FJ Propeller S-119
    Papa's Pilar Rum S-5
    Talbot Excavating S-29, DNF

    Production 3
    2nd Amendment P3-2

    Superboat Extreme
    Hooters - Instigator 1

    Superboat Vee
    Sunprint 51

    Production 4
    Two Cruel P4-1
    Five Guys P4-22
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    Results, (Unofficial), Race 2

    Superboat Unlimited

    CMS 03
    CMS 3, DNF
    Miss Geico 113, DNS

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    Team Amsoil 77
    Cleveland Construction 4
    WHM Motorsports 5, DNF
    STIHL US-1, DNF
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