This year’s race brought out 28 race boats from around the world and two of the entries were with Team QATAR. The big face off between Team QATAR and Team GEICO started out as expected with QATAR running hard down the strait only to be caught coming out of the turn by GEICO, unfortunately GEICO suffered a spin and had to end the race after only four laps. Team QATAR went on to take the win with a 112.69 MPH average speed.
The Superboat race was expected to be a closely contested event but propeller choice seemed to have gone the wrong way for all the teams except Team STIHL who finished almost a full minute ahead of the four other boats in the class and took the win with an average lap speed of 99.83 MPH. The guys who seemed to being having the most fun were the Super Boat Stock. We can only imagine what was going on in the cockpits of the Double Edge Motorsports team who is running a two boats and finished 2nd and 3rd in Sunday’s race. These guys are lucky to be living the dream and having great fun racing with and against each other.
Duck Dynasty goes boat racing
The City of Clearwater again showed the how well the local community supports powerboat racing. The entire weekend was filled with events for the spectators and racers parade down Cleveland Street and with a live band and free concerts. Saturday was test day and Saturday night we attended the VIP party hosted by the Chamber of Commerce which was billed as the official Super Boat Championships pre-party featuring a performance by Pitbull Toddler a local popular Top-40 cover band.
Full race results here: http://superboat.com/2013-race-resul…er-fl-results/