Class One racing capped the Thunder in Cocoa Beach action as the OPA/P1 competition pitted the big offshore boats against each other. Nearly all of these boats were powered by identical 1,100 QC4 turbocharged engines from Mercury Racing.
The #222 Offshore boat from Australia (with driver Darren Nicholson and throttleman Giovanni Carpitella) took an early lead, but were soon passed by the #3 Victory team from Dubai (driver Salem Al Adidi and throttleman Eisa Al Ali). They themselves were passed by driver James Sheppard and throttleman Steve Curtis, piloting their famous Miss Geico Racing entry, which took the checkered flag and made short work of of #77 Lucas Oil as well. Meanwhile, #91 Zabo exited the race with a mechanical issue.
Driver Edward Smith and throttleman Anthony Smith of #20 Instigator ran uncontested in Vee Extreme class.