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We look forward to assisting Roar Offshore in our supporting role to help produce a successful event and continue showcasing offshore racing on our exclusive television platform.
President & CEO of Powerboat P1 USA
P1 Offshore is pleased to support the 2021 Roar Offshore Fort Myers Grand Prix, the final round of the APBA Offshore National Championship. This weekend will see P1 provide race course set-up and television coverage, with racing and safety operations being managed by OPA. In addition to a one-hour television highlights show that will be broadcast next month on CBS Sports Network and Bally Sports Regional Networks, P1 will provide fans with a livestream of the race action on the P1 Offshore Facebook and Powerboat P1 YouTube, beginning at 10:30AM on Saturday (October 9).
“We look forward to assisting Roar Offshore in our supporting role to help produce a successful event and continue showcasing offshore racing on our exclusive television platform,” said President & CEO of Powerboat P1 USA, Tim Ramsberger.
Teams are making final adjustments to their boats ahead of this weekend’s national championship decider and keeping a watchful eye on the tropics. A weather system with potential for development is present in The Bahamas, creating the possibility of dynamic conditions in Southwest Florida.
The 5-mile course is situated off Fort Myers Beach, with boats passing by the shoreline and local Pier at over 130mph. The waters in this portion of the Gulf Coast were relatively calm at the last race in 2019, but as the sea floor changes around the course, crews can be caught by surprise with suddenly-appearing rollers. Testing on Friday afternoon will take place off the beach, and be a crucial learning and data acquisition experience for teams to hone their boat’s setup.
34 boats have already entered using the P1 Offshore online race entry system with a possible 50 expected at the event. Here’s what to expect on race day, Saturday:
|Class One||13 laps||65 miles|
|SuperCat||13 laps||65 miles|
|Factory 450||10 laps||50 miles|
|Super Stock||10 laps||50 miles|
|Vee Extreme||10 laps||50 miles|
|Mod-V||9 laps||45 miles|
|Stock-V||9 laps||45 miles|
|Bracket Class 1||10 laps||50 miles|
|Bracket Class 2||10 laps||50 miles|
|Bracket Class 3||9 laps||45 miles|
|Bracket Class 4||9 laps||45 miles|
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