Race World Offshore announced Friday that they will adding two new races with the aim of supporting the local communities and racers devastated by the recent natural disasters.
Restore the Keys Grand Prix, Memorial Weekend Festival will take place as the season opener next May 21-25 and will host 5 full days of festivities and racing for everyone to attend.
Race World Offshore presents: Restore The Keys Grand Prix, Memorial Weekend Festival
September 29, 2017 Key West, FL: Race World Offshore announces its inaugural season opener in Key West, Florida, May 21-25, 2018. A full week of downtown festival style activities and world class offshore powerboat racing dedicated to helping citizens throughout the lower Florida Keys. Key West should be back to normal operations by year’s end but there will remain specific areas throughout the lower Keys that will need our continued support.
“Key West is already making substantial progress in recovery from the storm,” says Larry Bleil, President of Race World Offshore, LLC and former president of the Conch Republic Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (CROPBRA), but the islands from Big Coppitt up to Islamorada were completely devastated, leaving many residents with severely damaged homes or some with no home at all. A lot of these folks work in the hospitality and service industries here in Key West and are one of our most important assets in making the town the great tourist center that it is. Our commitment is to help these residents and businesses get back to a new normal.” – Race World Offshore
The same commitment also extends to the association’s new Restore Houston Grand Prix, which will take place in conjunction with the Texas Outlaw Challenge in June of next year.
The racing and boating community is stronger than ever, and everyone is committed to seeing those affected by the disasters make a full recovery. We’re excited to see the faces next year and the impact they have!