Racing & Poker Run News

P1 SuperStock US & OPA Racing have will be joining forces for 2019 to make up new race venues under the banner American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship. This combination will be a good one as the stock boats race along side some of the fastest offshore teams in North America. With the rising of P1 SuperStock and the long history of OPA racing it will bring a good balance to both groups. It also appears the new organization will be filling in for some locations that were previously hosted with SBI such as Space Coast Cocoa Beach Grand Prix. 2019 APBA Offshore Championship Cocoa Beach : 17-19 May – ‘Thunder on Cocoa Beach’ Lake of the Ozarks : 31 May -2 June – The Lake Race Sarasota : 5-7 July – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival St. Clair River Classic : 26-28 July – St. Clair River Classic
The upgrading of the P1 Panther powerboat, which is at the heart of the P1 SuperStock one-design race series, is in full swing and the focus this month will be on carrying out an extensive and rigorous testing programme both in lake conditions in Florida and on the challenging waters of the Atlantic. Following the fitting of new carbon hulls to the fleet last year, the boats will be repowering for the 2019 season with new, four-stroke outboard engines and converting to closed canopy craft. Last July, Mercury Racing announced that their all-new 300R V-8 outboard will replace the legacy two-stroke 300XS as the exclusive power for the 2019 P1 SuperStock USA race series. Rick Mackie, PR & Communications Manager at Mercury Racing, believes the SuperStock teams are going to be impressed: They will experience a noticeable improvement in acceleration – particularly useful when powering out of turns – together with an increase in top-end speeds. Our Mercury propellers will deliver best performance and handling – racing is not all about straight line speed. It’s exciting to have our consumer products used in this highly competitive, one-design racing environment. There is no better way to prove their performance and durability.…
The Performance Boat Club has released their 2019 schedule of poker runs across Ontario, Canada. Last season the club raised some of their most money to date but are looking to increase not only those numbers but the fleet of high performance rides at events. Get your boat to one this summer you won’t be disappointed by these gorgeous runs.
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