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P1 Superstock fans will be happy to hear that Mercury Racing has joined on as series sponsor along with Specter Powerboats. Mercury will be providing teams with their 300XS outboard as the exclusive power for the 2017 Spectre P1 SuperStock USA Championship replacing the Evinrude E-Tec outboards. The 300XS as most people know is a powerful 2 stroke that will allow the P1 boats to achieve their full potential compared to the previous motors the series was using, a first look of the boats with the new power featured above. The season opens in a few weeks starting in St. Cloud mid May. 2017 Schedule May 20 St. Cloud, Kissimmee June 4 Jacksonville June 17-18 St. Pete Beach July 1-2 Sarasota August 19-20 Islamorada
Vintage race season is here with the 2017 CRA Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta which rings in spring every season now for over the past 5 years in downtown Tavares which is known as the sea plane capital of the world. The event draws large numbers of vintage and modern fans/racers to have fun and watch history brought back to life. This year our BoatStars Vintage Race Boat Team was again on hand with the Switzers Wings brining out 3 of our own wings Thunder Ball, Red Bird and our latest addition Miss Diablo along with Rich Lurhs Dust’N the Wind to have 4 wings again reunited., which for those who don't know the history of the wings they were built exclusively for part of Mercury Racings attempts to break a 100 mph with a twin outboard boat which they achieved with only a pair of inline six 100’s being the first of its kind to raise the bar. Along with our rides their were many hydroplanes, tunnel boats and skiffs that had achieved great accomplishments over the years including several World Champions along with national champions that ran from the early 60’s all the way to the late 80’s. The…
The 2016 SBI World Championships in Key West again this year couldn't have gone any better with ideal weather and water conditions teams went at it to be crowned. From the parade starting first Sunday night down Duval Street to day one of testing all the way to the final day everyone got a chance to put on one hell of a show. Starting with the pits being loaded up Sunday to the final round the following Sunday it was quit a week and a solid turn out in all classes. Tuesday was the first day day of testing followed but day one of racing Sunday where teams such as Miss Geico and the Performance Boat Center got an early start on the points battle. Following day one racing it was followed by another day of testing and round two of racing Friday where CMS 03 got on their game to take the round over Geico and some top competitors. The street party on Duval Street Party Saturday night gave fans a chance to get up close with their favorite boats and drivers prior to the final day of testing. Sunday saw the rough waters and stiff winds Key West…
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