Class 1 World Championship Series Tight With Three Races Remaining

Created: September 28, 2022 by: Written by Matt Trulio With the final three races of the Class 1 World Championship Series in Key West, Fla., a little more than a month away, the teams currently in the mix—222 Offshore Australia,  df Young, Huski Chocolate and JBS Racing—have much-appreciated time to prepare for the weeklong Race […]

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What If The APBA Super Cat And Super Stock Championship Series Ended Today?

About the only natural disaster less predictable than a hurricane is an earthquake, and fortunately Florida doesn’t get a whole lot of those. But the Sunshine State is an ever-shifting ground zero for violent storms this time of year as witnessed by Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to make landfall tomorrow afternoon in the Tampa […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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Race World Offshore On Deck For First Race Of 2022 Season In Clearwater

Though the first Race World Offshore-produced event of the 2022 season is called the Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ per longstanding tradition, the September 23-25 event in the Southwest Florida actually is the penultimate contest in the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series and the fifth of eight races in the concurrent Class 1 […]

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Mercury Racing Expanding Production And Propeller Facilities

In a move that points to a bright future for Mercury Racing on the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company broke ground today on a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing-space expansion and an 8,000-square-foot addition to existing propeller shop. The two-phase expansion, which will bring Mercury Racing’s facility […]

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Class 1 df Young Team Making Power Move To Mercury Racing 1100s

Buoyed by a second-place finish in their first Class 1 outing last weekend at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Southwest Florida, the df Young team of owner/throttleman Rich Wyatt and driver Marc Granet plans to order a set of Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines for their 50-foot Mystic raceboat this week. Though the team […]

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JBS Racing Building New Skater 46 Catamaran

And the plot—as the saying goes—thickens. Two weeks ago, Jeff Stevenson, the owner and driver of the JBS Racing 42-foot MTI catamaran currently competing in the Class 1 World Championship Series produced by P1 Offshore, ordered a 46-foot raceboat from Skater Powerboats. Lamination of the canopied catamaran began this week. Lamination is underway for the […]

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Shootout Woes Advance The Ongoing Education Of Sixteen Power

In its only pass on the three-quarter-mile Lake of the Ozarks Shootout course last weekend, JBS Racing, a 42-foot MTI catamaran that is powered by two naturally aspiratd 1,100-hp V-16 engines and competes in the current Class 1 World Championship Series, reached 113 mph. For everyone involved, from team owner/driver Jeff Stevenson and throttleman Micheal […]

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M CON To Field Class 1 And Super Cat Teams In 2023

<!– Racing: M CON To Field Class 1 And Super Cat Teams In 2023 –> Tyler Miller could be offshore powerboat racing’s most ambitious competitor. Not only is the Kansas-based excavation company principal the owner and throttleman of the M CON team focused on defending the outfit’s 2021 American Power Boat Association Super Cat National […]

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Huski And M CON Take Pole Position for Play Tradez Great Lakes Grand Prix

<!– Racing: Huski And M CON Take Pole Position for Play Tradez Great Lakes Grand Prix –> In the heyday of Class 1 offshore racing, teams competed for pole position points as well as overall race-win points for the season’s duration. This year, the concept was reinstated by P1 Offshore at the Sarasota Grand Prix […]

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New GBX Racing Team Joins UIM Class 1 World Championship

Powerboat P1, the exclusive international rights holder to the UIM Class 1 World Championship, has announced that Alex Pratt is launching a new Class 1 race team ahead of the next event in Michigan City on Aug. 7. Throttleman Pratt competed alongside driver Miles Jennings for Cayman Islands-owned 345 Racing in the opening two rounds […]

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Huski Wins in Sarasota; Super Stock Race Cancelled After 3 Accidents

The Sarasota Offshore Grand Prix wrapped up prematurely, when the final race of the weekend—featuring a field of 10 Super Stock entries—suffered three separate accidents, leading to officials calling an end to the competition. (None of the racers involved were seriously injured.) The field of 10 first narrowed to nine when driver Cole Leibel and […]

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