Powerboat P1 will film its upcoming races in Cocoa Beach, Sarasota and Clearwater events—part of the APBA Offshore Championships—for one-hour broadcasts to be aired in the USA nationally on CBS Sports Network, followed by airing on Fox Sports Florida/Sun, as well as additional Fox Sports Regional Networks.
The races will also be streamed on P1’s Facebook page. The Sunday races will be streamed live, race by race.
Mike Yowaiski is slated to be furnishing commentary for the races; Martin Sanborn will most likely be broadcasting with him.
All P1 SuperStock Championship events will also be filmed and broadcast on Fox Sports Florida/internationally as per usual. The P1 SuperStock class will race with the bracket classes within the Florida APBA Offshore Championship events, but will be filmed to have their own television show.
In other offshore racing news, Sunoco Racing Fuels has entered into a partnership with Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) and Powerboat P1 as the official fuel provider for this year’s APBA Offshore Championship race series.
“Sunoco has a long history of supporting Offshore Racing dating back to the early days, and we are excited to be a part of this race series,” says Southern Racing Fuels President Rick Williams. “Sunoco has provided many National and World Champion race teams with performance fuels, and we appreciate their support over the years.”
With an anticipated increase in registered race teams participating in the upcoming season, Sunoco performance fuels will be available at each race venue offering professional and consistent on-site service. Both Powerboat P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala and OPA President Ed Smith have agreed that forming corporate partnerships and series sponsors like Sunoco are critical as they focus on growing this new race series.
For more information on the upcoming race series, please visit the P1 website by clicking here.
2019 APBA Offshore Championship Race Calendar
May 17-19—Cocoa Beach, FL
May 31-June 2—Lake of the Ozarks, MO
July 5-7—Sarasota, FL
July 26-28—St. Clair, MI
August 2-4—Michigan City, IN
Sept. 28-29—Clearwater, FL