OPA: Shadow Pirate upends the “Bee” and the “Bull,” Wazzup and Saris...

OPA: Shadow Pirate upends the “Bee” and the “Bull,” Wazzup and Saris also take first place

Shadow Pirate, a 32’ Doug Wright, ended their 2018 OPA season with another first-place finish for owner/throttleman Nick Scafidi and driver Scott Porta. Killer Bee, featuring the father-daughter team of Jim and Lindsey Denooyer finished in second place yet again. 

It was the third of four Sunday races in the OPA World Finals in Englewood, FL.

In Class 2, Bull on the Beach,  a 36′ Skater, outlasted Bat Boat, a 42’ Fountain/MTI (with driver Eliot Gray and throttleman Jay Muller) to unofficially claim the World Championship in their class.

In Class 3 racing, Wazzup (a 38 Fountain featuring driver Ed Smith and throttleman Nick Smith) finished ahead of Strictly Business (piloted by Johnny Stanch and Anthony Smith). Strictly Business had a mechanical failure and returned to the pits prior to the conclusion of the race.

In Class 4, Saris Racing, a 32′ Cobra, beat Perdition, a 34′ Phantom.