Once again Powerboat Nation will be welcoming in the new year with our great boating friends on the west Coast of Florida at the 2017 Joey Gratton New Years Day Fun Run. This event has become institutionalized and every year since 2006 we have participated. After the tragic loss of Joey in 2011 the run was branded with his name to honor his spirit and bring awareness as well as money to the Joey Gratton Foundation.
This run continues to grow in size and now brings boats in from all over the country. Event organizer Ryan Beckley, who is a long time offshore powerboat championship racer, is expecting a record turn out.
The run starts at noon on Sunday, January 1st, from the 10th street boat ramp in Sarasota.