Marathon 2024, Super Stock Surprising Synopsis

In addition to the Super Cat start first corner craziness, another class race with intriguing overtones was the Super Stocks with their 300HP outboards. Nine boats took the start, (ten boats were there but JS Racing overturned the day before in testing). Some interesting issues arose during the race, and other developments materialized after the race was...

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Dirty Money in Key West 2023

The Dirty Money team had an awesome week in Key West. So many people were saying they wouldn't make it, no way the boat could get modified, rigged, and be race ready. That they were a poker run team and couldn't race. And so forth. Then they blew one of their just rebuilt engines in testing on Tuesday, had to change it that night, (finishing at 6:30 in the morning), but went out and did...

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Skater Outboard Fun Run 2024

The Skater Outboard Fun Run starts today. The weather appears to be almost perfect for the outside run today, and tomorrow if they want to. Peter, Michael, and Tony all flew down yesterday and will be on boats both days. Todays run leaves the Sarasota Hyatt Regency and goes out into the Gulf where Pete Boden will shoot photos, and Matt Hledin will video. They will head back in at the Anna...

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Englewood Beach Waterfest 2023 OPA World...

2023 Raceday Events, SAT, NOV 18 & SUN, NOV 19, 2023, 10 AM TO 4 PM Speed, Power and Excitement comes to Englewood, Florida! Watch thrilling offshore powerboat racing from Englewood Beach as boats gather points for the world championship races! This is the World Championships for OPA Racing (Offshore Powerboat Association) with 75+ boats running at speeds up to and over 150 miles per...

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Sarasota Catamaran Fragmentation

Sometimes in racing an occurrence happens that will stick with you for a long time, and probably live on in infamy long after you're gone. This past Sunday at the P1 Sarasota Grand Prix we are pretty sure we witnessed such an event. Coming down the front straight on the first lap the new, (not one race completed yet), Doug Wright CMR Super Stock boat took a high flyer and stuffed. When the...

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Brian and Vinnie's Big "What the Heck" ?

Brian and Vinnie in Brian's Marker 17 Mod Vee had a very interesting day on Sunday. We will try to find out the exact sequence, but it certainly looked like the drive broke off while running down the stretch causing the boat to spin out. See what you think? When I was talking with Brian and Vinnie at the Awards Banquet they said it was really...

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Skater Outboard Fun Run, Edition Three

The Skater Outboard Fun Run in Sarasota, Edition Three, took place this past week. Beautiful boats in a beautiful setting. Home base, the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota. Nice hotel with a great location. With Skaters out front, an awesome view from the rooms too. On Thursday, day one for several of the early arrivers but not the official beginning of the...

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Tales from the Litterbox..Marathon RWO 24.

The Wind and the Will....Oh!;) Let's hope We get all of the Racing in.

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2023 Joey Gratton Memorial Run

Attending a memorial run is always a cause for mixed emotions. On one hand, a time for remembrance of a friend, competitor, or acquaintance. On the other hand, a time to honor a special person by doing something they loved doing, and would enjoy participating in themselves. Joey's boys running with Matt Rice 2011, when we lost Joey, seems like so...

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Marathon 2024, April 26th - 28th, by Race World...

MARATHON EVENT SCHEDULE, April 26th - 28th, 2024 Presented by Teasers Race Times, Parties & More! Thursday, April 25th 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Dry Pits Open - Early Arrivals Dry Pit 1- 550 122nd Street (San Pablo Church) Super Cat, Stock 450, Super Vee Dry Pit 2 - 7280 Overseas Hwy (South End Airport) Mod V, Super Stock, All Bracket...

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P1's Thunder on Cocoa Beach 2024

It's that time of year for what is sometimes the best true Offshore Water race of the season! Great course, great beach areas for viewing, nice VIP area, and nice large pits with ample close parking. The 15th Annual Thunder On Cocoa Beach, presented by Powerboat P1 and sponsored by KelTec, takes place May 16-19 and promises exhilarating powerboat racing off the Atlantic Coast of Florida....

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Marathon 2024, Supercat Wild Turn One

One of the wildest corners ever with no actual crash. A special thanks to X Insurance for their videos of racing action. And thanks to Chris for slowing this down to where the close encounters are more easily seen.

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Simmons Marine St Clair, Illegal U-Turn?

In St Clair Michigan, at the 29th running of the St Clair River Classic by OPA, Jim Simmons and Jason Zolecki in Simmons Marine, were running hard in second place, were trying to get past the first place boat Crazy Rythm. The race was one of the best of the day, however, on lap 6 we believe, Simmons Marine decided to try a hard cut to the inside to try a pass. (One shot out of sequence...

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