Brit Lilly Back In The Class 1 Saddle With The XINSURANCE Team

Brit Lilly Back In The Class 1 Saddle With The XINSURANCE Team

Maryland’s Brit Lilly will throttle the rebuilt XINSURANCE Class 1 raceboat alongside driver Randy Kent for the 2024 season. The team is owned by the Utah-based insurance giant’s Rick J. Lindsey.

The team announced the move today on its Facebook page.

Brit Lilly is following in his father’s footsteps—while making some large shoe prints of his own. Photos courtesy/copyright Powerboat P1, Gary Stray, Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix, Brad DiMaggio/Scrapyard Media and Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

“I’m pumped,” said Lilly, who also is the current driver for the Super Cat-class Dirty Money team owned by Beau and Tiffiney Renfroe. “And I’m getting my chance to show I can throttle as well.

“It’s been killing me not to say anything,” he added, then laughed.

Formerly the co-driver of the Class 1 Huski Chocolate team—he shared the roll with motorsports great Travis Pastrana—Lilly lost his dream ride when Huski exited Class 1 at the end of its 2023 championship series. (Veteran Class 1 throttleman Steve Curtis also found himself sidelined by the Huski move.) But the Dirty Money team was quick to pick up the talented driver. And now he’ll be pulling double-duty.






Brit Lilly is among offshore racing’s most compelling stars.

Lilly replaces outgoing XINSURANCE team throttleman Grant Bruggeman of Grant’s Signature Racing in Bradenton, Fla. Though the Pro Floors Racing/Valder Yachts team previously announced exit for the 2024 season means Bruggeman won’t reprise his Super Cat-class throttling/team manager role for the team, he does have another exclusive, yet-to-be-announced throttleman gig for the year.

The past two weeks have been particularly emotional for Lilly. His 77-year-old father, Art, a legendary offshore racing throttleman, died on February 29 after from Parkinson’s Disease. Yet despite the loss, his ever-positive son was able to find a bright spot.

“I was able to tell my dad before he passed that I had the job—and that I am following in his footsteps steps,” he said.

Randy Kent and Brit Lilly will share the cockpit of the XINSURANCE raceboat this season.

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