Racing & Poker Run News

Word has been flying about the addition of the new series Race World Offshore who is working to raise the bar of competitive offshore racing in the United States. Comprised of the top categories under APBA and UIM of classes the series will be hosting several races across North America but at this time will only be running two official races in their first year as an organization. Many big names in racing have already registered with the RWO including World Champions Wake Effects in US Class 1 and Performance Boat Center in Super Cat. Details on teams, in-depth schedules and more at https://www.raceworldoffshore.global
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…
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