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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Key West Offshore World Championship 2023...

Prepare for the ultimate racing experience at the Key West World Championship! To ensure you don’t miss a moment of the heart-pounding action, we’re thrilled to provide you with an easily accessible downloadable schedule. With this schedule in hand, you can plan your days, track your favorite teams, and catch every thrilling race as world-class competitors take to the waters of Key West....

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Tales from the Litterbox...Morehead City , N.C. ...

Should be arriving this Afternoon (Atlantic Beach) Drove in the Rain all day Yesterday....:driving: Crystal Coast Grand Prix SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, September 29, 2023 Crane Area - 10th St Lot, Morehead City, NC Ramp Area - Ramp at 10th Street Crystal Coast Visitors Ramp (3407 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC) Newport River Pier and ramp (Beaufort,...

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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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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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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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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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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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WMO's Gold Coast Summer Blast 2021

Sometimes the stars don’t line up exactly as planned, (Of Mice and Men?), but even then, when you are working on a Gold Coast Summer Blast weekend, the weekend can still glitter and shine. When a late notice of a wedding caused the unfortunate cancellation of the Friday evening dinner run, many were bummed. But the weather and water were dang near perfect for the Saturday run, (for everything...

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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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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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Tracy "Wrinkleface" Nemecek, RIP Bud

Lost one of my best friends Sunday, someone whom many of you also knew as a good friend. Tracy "Wrinkleface" Nemecek passed away Sunday afternoon after a few days in the hospital. He had fallen and hit his head hard. It caused internal hemorrhaging, which they could not correct in time. I had just spoken with him a couple days before the accident. I am sure gonna miss the crazy guy, as many of...

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Tales from the Litterbox...Key West Worlds 2023

As per usual....Half of the Stardom in Key West is the Water itself...I'm not talking about it being rough...although that is part of it....The Color always steals the Show...and this year didn't disappoint.

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