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International marine motorsport promoter, Powerboat P1 is embarking on a major program over the coming months to significantly upgrade its fleet of Panther race boats in the United States in readiness for the 2019 season. Launched in 2011, the mono-hull Panther powerboat is at the heart of the one-design P1 SuperStock race series. Following the Panthers being fitted with new carbon hulls ahead of this season and the announcement that they will be repowering for 2019 with the new Mercury Racing 4.6L V-8 four-stroke 300R outboard, Powerboat P1 has unveiled plans to revolutionise the SuperStock championship and attract a new set of racers by converting to canopy race boats. Powerboat P1 has raced in 18 countries on four continents since the business was founded in 2002, and in 2011 it moved to a new business model by designing and introducing the 28ft Panther to spearhead the creation of a one-design, single-engine series that is one of the most affordable, most accessible and most competitive forms of motorsport. The hull replacement work on the P1 SuperStock USA fleet was carried out over last winter, with the new hulls being built with an advanced fusion system using a foam core and custom…
“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” said Jack Arnett, executive director of Visit Michigan City/LaPorte. “This event has become our signature event – something our community can be proud of.” The Grand Prix benefits the community in many ways, according to the report which was compiled for the CVB by Certec Inc., a marketing analysis group based in Lexington, Kentucky. The group is recognized as a leader in producing economic impact studies on events relating to tourism. The report shows that visitors from out of town spent more than $8 million on direct expenditures such as food and beverage, shopping and transportation, accounting for about 75 per cent of the total $12.4 million. Jobs directly related to the Grand Prix provided nearly $2.8 million in wages to LaPorte County workers, and non-local visitor spending alone generated $3.2 million in taxes, with $642,600 of the total going into local government coffers, the report says. The annual Grand Prix is part of the popular summer race circuit staged by Super Boat International, North America’s top organization for the sport. The race, held in Lake Michigan just off the shore of Michigan City’s Washington Park, features some of the world’s fastest and…
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