Port Charlotte added to 2014 Schedule

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logo-chgp-2Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce the addition of the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix for the 2014 race season.

Founder and President of Super Boat International, John Carbonell, comments on the new 2014 event, “We’ve had formal talks over the past few months with Mr. York and his organization about confirming this exciting event to our schedule. SBI is thrilled that we have come to this agreement and will be able to add Port Charlotte to our family of race cities. We know this will be a great venue, and could not be more pleased to be racing Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast.”

Charlotte Harbor organization President Jerry York is excited that all his hard work has paid off. “I have been working on this deal for about two years. We finally got the contract signed with the county earlier this week, and then with SBI just yesterday. We are absolutely ecstatic about it. Now we can really get to racing.  Our city and county are so pleased about it. So far I am getting tremendous support.”


SBI to Sanction Powerboat Race in Qatar

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Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce the recent agreement with Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) and his Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani to sanction and promote the Qatar Cup in January 2014 in State of Qatar, in the Middle East. The commitment by Hassan to host such a grand racing event and for SBI to sanction another select international race, demonstrates the strong relationship between both East and West organizations.

Founder and President of Super Boat International, John Carbonell, comments on the 2014 event, “Sheikh Hassan raced our World Championships in Key West a few years ago and earned the coveted 1st Place championship trophy among a very strong field of competitors. His team and crew demonstrated the highest level of professionalism during the week, which also earned him the “Golden Eagle Award”. The award is given to only one team that portrays those respected traits during the weeklong event.”

“We believe this is a great opportunity for SBI to showcase the strength of its international sanctioning power along with giving teams access to lucrative purses. Various Superboat classes will each have a $100,000 purse and teams will benefit from QMSF shipping the raceboats to Qatar after the Key West World Championships this November. We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside Sheikh Hassan in Qatar 2014, and we are also looking forward to his commitment to race our series this year. His loyalty to SBI is unprecedented with commitments to campaign two offshore powerboats, his 50’ Mystic in the Turbine class and his repowered 44’ MTI in the Superboat class.”

 “I am delighted to announce that I have reached this exciting agreement with John Carbonell and we have agreed to this new co-operation between the QMSF and SBI,” enthused the president of the QMSF. Two of the key factors in the decision-making process were the strength and depth of SBI, as well as the solid schedule that is in place for the 2013 & 2014 racing season,” comments His Excellency Hassan. “We have discussed, at length, the format of the Qatar Cup that we will host in Qatar in January 2014”, added Hassan.


Red Hot Racing and Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport Announce Partnership

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May15, 2013 – Satellite Beach, Florida:

Red Hot Offshore Racing proudly announces their partnership with the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport for the 29th Annual Suncoast SuperBoat  Grand Prix Festival on June 29th– July 7th.

Tabbed to be in the cockpit are: Driver, Mike Figuero, and Throttleman, Frank Sarro, both of Satellite Beach, FL. The boat is a 30’ Fountain and will be campaigned as “J.D. Byrider Racing” in the SuperBoat Vee class of this SBI sanctioned event.

In addition to the partnership with the team, the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is offering Red Hot Discounted Room Rates from $117.49 down to $99.00 a night. For this discounted rate you can contact the Holiday Inn directly @ 941-355-9000. Please mention the group code: “Red Hot Offshore Racing” for the $99.00 rate to apply.

About the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport: Discover the spectacular Sarasota hotel, the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport, with the stunning six story atrium, glass elevators and waterfall. Located in the center of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the hotel is adjacent to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and minutes to beaches, exceptional cultural attractions, challenging golf courses, sports tournament venues, shopping and dining on St Armand’s Circle, downtown Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch all just minutes from the delightful and well located Sarasota hotel. The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is home to the latest concept in sports themed restaurants, the Sporting News Grill, with nine 50” HDTVs. While staying at this spectacular Sarasota hotel, you won’t miss any of your favorite sports action including games only seen on premium sports packages MLB extra Innings, NFL ticket, College football.

For more information about the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport, go to: www.hisrq.com

About the Red Hot Offshore Racing Team: The Red Hot Offshore Racing Team was formed by Mike Figuero with the help and expertise of Frank Sarro and Crew Chief, Trent Weyant. With a combined five National Championships and five World Championships, Mike has assembled a team that will make Red Hot Offshore Racing a force to be reckoned with in 2013 and well into the future.

For More information about the Red Hot Offshore Racing Team, go to: www.redhotoffshoreracing.com


Red Hot Racing and Comfort Inn & Suites of Cocoa Beach announce partnership

Comfort Inn - Suites Color LogoRed Hot Offshore Racing proudly announces their partnership with the Comfort Inn & Suites, Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral Area for the 4th Annual SuperBoat Space Coast Grand Prix on May 16th-19th.

Tabbed to be in the cockpit are: Driver, Mike Figuero, and Throttleman, Frank Sarro, both of Satellite Beach, FL. The boat is a 30’ rocket and will be campaigned as “J.D. Byrider Racing” in the SuperBoat Vee class of this SBI sanctioned event.

In addition to the partnership with the team, the Comfort Inn & Suites is offering Red Hot Discounted  Room Rates ranging from $80.00 to $119.00 (Normally $99.95 – $139.95) For these discounted rates you can either contact the Comfort Inn & Suites directly @ 800-247-2221 or book directly via the web @ http://www.secure-res.com/res/vn4/cglogin.aspx?hotelid=939&rlog=115&wtpid=1&culture=1&culturename=en-US  . Please mention/input the group code: “13redhot” for these discounts to apply.

About the Comfort Inn & Suites, Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral Area: Enjoy a touch of Key West right in the middle of Cocoa Beach. Here you’ll find great rates, convenient beach side location and a host of amenities. Cruiser’s looking for hotels near Port Canaveral before and after their cruise will love the fact that the Comfort Inn & Suites is steps from the beach, close to shopping and dining yet were just 10 minutes to the cruise terminals.

For more information about the Comfort Inn & Suites, Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral Area, go to: www.cocoabeachportcanaveralhotel.com

About the Red Hot Offshore Racing Team: The Red Hot Offshore Racing Team was formed by Mike Figuero with the help and expertise of Frank Sarro and Crew Chief, Trent Weyant. With a combined five National Championships and five World Championships, Mike has assembled a team that will make Red Hot Offshore Racing a force to be reckoned with in 2013 and well into the future.

For More information about the Red Hot Offshore Racing Team, go to: www.redhotoffshoreracing.com


Trent Weyant Named Red Hot Offshore Racing’s 2013 Crew Chief

Red Hot LogoRed Hot Racing has announced that Trent Weyant has been named Crew Chief for the #10 J.D. Byrider race boat. The team is currently slated to compete at nine events for the 2013 SuperBoat International offshore racing season.

Trent is well known in the offshore boat racing community. He has been part of the Fountain and Venom Factory teams as well as Xtreme Racing, Simply Awesome Offshore, and AMF/Miss Geico. Trent is also the owner of TnT Racing which managed the Formula Factory race team in 2010-2011. Under Trent’s leadership, TnT was able to win Four National Titles, Three World Titles, and was the first ever recipient of Super Boat International’s (SBI) Triple Crown in 2007.

Red Hot Offshore Racing team owner Mike Figuero said, “Trent’s experience and dedication will be crucial to developing the #10 team and securing the 2013 National Title.”

About Red Hot Offshore Racing: The Red Hot Offshore Racing Team was formed by Mike Figuero with the help and expertise of Frank Sarro and Crew Chief, Trent Weyant. With a combined five National Championships and five World Championships, Mike has assembled a team that will make Red Hot Offshore Racing a force to be reckoned with in 2013 and well into the future. For more information about Red Hot, go to: http://www.redhotoffshoreracing.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/redhotracing


SBI Adds Two New Sites for 2013

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Super Boat International (SBI), the leading offshore powerboat racing organization, is excited to announce the addition of Biloxi, Mississippi and Orange Beach, Alabama to the 2013 race schedule. In addition, to the current stops on the Super Boat circuit, this brings the 2013 season to a total of nine races around the United States. Super Boat teams, race the world’s fastest and most exciting vee-bottom and catamaran style high performance race boats.
The 10th Annual Smokin’ The Sound in Biloxi, Mississippi will kick off the 2013 SBI season April 25th through 28th. Teams and fans can enjoy the exciting race boats as they traverse an “L” shaped racecourse along casino row. This venue provides some of the most exciting and fastest racing as raceboats enter and exit Biloxi Bay. Smokin’ The Sound Chairman and Executive Director, Woody Bailey is very excited about the upcoming race and working with Super Boat International. “We are looking forward to this year’s race on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and we are looking forward to working with John [Carbonell] this year. We have a lot of great fans in the Gulf Coast area and they can expect some exciting racing this year with Superboat.”
Founder and President of Super Boat International John Carbonell is just as excited to be racing again on the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. “We are happy with the way this year’s schedule is shaping up and we are looking forward to be work with both organizers. Woody [Bailey] has been great and they seem very excited about the race at the end of April. They have such a great fan base and everyone enjoys the Gulf Coast area. I know Gary [Nichols] and Damon [Collins] are working very hard as well. It will be great to work with them also and it should be a very exciting year.”
The Gulf Coast Powerboat Association, including founder Gary Nichols and President Damon Collins is ready for SBI to return. They agree, “racing is back and their fans are ready for some very exciting Super Boat competition.” The 10th Annual “Thunder on the Bay” Super Boat Grand Prix is scheduled for May 31st through June 2nd on the beautiful Alabama Coastline. Boat racing along these white sugar sand beaches provides some of the most picturesque backdrops for boat events. Race teams and fans always enjoy traveling to lower Alabama for the powerboat races.
Along with the races named above, this year’s schedule will also include Cocoa Beach May 17th – 19th, Sarasota July 5th – 7th, Miami July 19th-21st, Michigan City August 2nd – 4th, New York September 6th – 8th, Clearwater September 27th – 29th and the Key West World Championships November 3rd – 10th. All of this season’s racing can be seen live on the web, as Super Boat International streams raceday coverage with flag to flag coverage. Coverage can be seen at new.livestream.com/sbi.
Super Boat International has seen increased viewership by fans, families, and many others tuning in and watching the events live… on livestream. With well over a million and a half pageviews on Superboat.com, coverage has been seen in 181 countries around the globe. SBI is 14 countries short of having every country and “independent” country in THE WORLD visit Superboat. com.


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2013 SuperBoat Season Broadcast on Livestream

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livestreamThe 2013 season is here and Super Boat International is set to livestream all the action. This year you can expect over 30 hours of live coverage with interviews, action in the pits and race day coverage. Go to new.livestream.com and register. It doesn’t cost anything and you can start “following” SBI (new.livestream.com/sbi). Every time Super Boat starts streaming live, you get a text on your smart phone or email. Just go into your registration preferences and make sure to check the box to be notified. It’s that simple. This season we will start streaming about 10 minutes prior to the posted start times and run through the completion of the race. Remember, it’s live and the internet, so If you have an interruption, make sure to refresh your browser.
Some events may continue streaming between races and some we will restart, again 10 minutes prior to the start of the second race. In some cases we may stream parades and special events that are happening. At select race locations, we will do the “Sunday Race Lineup” interviews with the drivers immediately following the Saturday morning drivers meeting. If you register and start following Super Boat, make sure you set your preferences in your account to be notified and you are guaranteed not to miss the action. Below are direct links to race day coverage. Coming soon on these pages will be photos and snippets of video prior to the event. We are expecting another great year with a lot more coverage.


AMSOIL returns as sponsor for 2012 OPA Racing Season ~ TV to be aired on Fox Sports

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April 28, 2012

Brick, NJ — OPA Racing is proud to announce that AMSOIL is a returning sponsor for the 2012 AMSOIL Offshore Powerboat Series sanctioned by OPA Racing. In addition, we are also pleased to announce that Geico Powersports and Wazzup Racing Engines are presenting sponsors of this year’s racing series.

In addition to AMSOIL being a returning sponsor, AMSOIL has sponsor the race course Turn Buoys. So look for the big AMSOIL pillows with the orange top. With the sponsorship dollars we are also working with Tampa Digital to produce the TV show to air on Fox Sports network. The shows will be one hour long and with a rebroadcast of each episode. We will be airing five of our seven race series.

In addition to AMSOIL being a returning sponsor, AMSOIL has sponsor the race course Turn Buoys. So look for the big AMSOIL pillows with the orange top. With the sponsorship dollars we are also working with Tampa Digital to produce the TV show to air on Fox Sports network. The shows will be one hour long and with a rebroadcast of each episode. We will be airing five of our seven race series.

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Miami Boat Show Bash

If you plan to be @ the Miami Boat Show February 17, come out and enjoy the Peters & May Racing gathering at  THE RALEIGH !!!

Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach

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Overhauling Website

We’re in the process of revamping our website and apologize in advance for the construction debris lol.  Please tell us your thoughts!!!  Tell us what you want more of, less of, etc.  Our goal is to make the site as easy to navigate as possible while providing you, the fan, an insight as to who we are and what we do.  Thanks in advance for your help and patience!!!~~~Trent

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