LAKE RACE 5: UAE’s Victory Grabs Class 1 Win
Three Class 1 boats from three different countries—Miss Geico (USA), 222 Offhore (Australia) and Victory (United Arab Emirates)—battled in the final race of OPA/P1’s Lake Race event at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Victory team of Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali took the early lead and stayed way ahead for the remainder of the race to take the win. Team 222 Offshore, piloted by Darren Nicholson and Giovanni Carpitella, came in second. The Miss Geico team of driver James Sheppard and throttleman Steve Curtis (who took the win at last month’s race in Cocoa Beach, FL) finished third, after coming off plane with an apparent mechanical issue.
Not participating: Class 1 competitors Zaborowski Offshore Racing and Lucas Oil/Silverhook.
It was the last of five races on Saturday, capping off OPA/P1’s second stop on its six-race season.