Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sports governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.
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|Pos||#||Team||Cocoa Beach||Lake of the Ozarks||Sarasota||St Clair||Michigan City||St. Petersburg||Clearwater||Fort Myers||Key West||Englewood||Pts|
|1st||Cody Mcdowell||Team Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping||-||-||-||-||-||109|
|3rd||Michael Mccolhgn||Rum Runners||-||-||-||-||-||107|
|5th||Brent Apprarius||Shoreline Plumbing||-||-||-||-||-||106|
|7th||Grant Greytok||GNS Motorsports Offshore Racing||-||-||-||-||-||104|
|8th||Brit Lily||LSB Hurricane of Awesomeness||-||-||-||-||-||104|
|10th||Ray Maldonado||Jackhammer Offshore Racing||-||-||-||-||-||103|
|11th||JJ Turk||Team Woody Racing||-||-||-||-||-||103|
|12th||Loren Libel||Canada Homes||-||-||-||-||-||102|
|13th||Jax Muller||Chug It||-||-||-||-||-||102|
|14th||Travis Pastrana||Miss Geico||-||-||-||-||-||102|
|15th||Billy Shipley||Team Woody Racing||-||-||-||-||-||102|
|17th||Ed Smith||Knucklehead Racing||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|18th||Taylor Scism||MTI (450 Class)||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|20th||Billy Shipley||Team Woody||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|21st||Jeff Muehlhousen||Team Woody||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|22nd||Jeff Muehlhousen||Team Woody Racing||-||-||-||-||-||100|
|23rd||Darren Kitteredge||FJ Propeller||-||-||-||-||-||98|
|25th||Myrick Coil||Performance Boat Center||-||-||-||-||-||96|
|26th||Mark Henderson||Agora Day Spa||-||-||-||-||-||95|
|27th||Pete Riveiro||Selling the Keys Fast||-||-||-||-||-||95|
|28th||Brit Lily||Tug It||-||-||-||-||-||94|
|29th||Kirk Hanna||NMB RV Resort||-||-||-||-||-||93|
|30th||Matt Soper||Old School||-||-||-||-||-||93|
|31th||- -||Throttle Therapy||-||-||-||-||-||93|
|33th||Dominic Stancombe||Ellas Nightmare||-||-||-||-||-||92|
|34th||Ray Maldonado||Jackhammer Offshore Racing||-||-||-||-||-||91|
|35th||Jay Johnson||Lucas Oil||-||-||-||-||-||91|
|36th||Myrick Coil||M CON||-||-||-||-||-||91|
|37th||Heath Kirkwood||We On Top||-||-||-||-||-||91|
|38th||Damon Marotta Sr.||Rolling Dirty||-||-||-||-||-||90|
|39th||Heath Kirkwood||We On Top||-||-||-||-||-||90|
|40th||Myrick Coil||Performance Boat Center||-||-||-||-||-||88|
|41th||Rob Unnerstall||CR Racing||-||-||-||-||-||86|
|42th||Mark Conrod||Gerard Marine||-||-||-||-||-||86|
|43th||- -||Punchin Hulls||-||-||-||-||-||85|
|44th||Daniel Racz||Two Cruel||-||-||-||-||-||85|
|45th||Scott Brown||Visit St Pete Clearwater / 151 Express||-||-||-||-||-||84|
|46th||Mark Robbins||Control Freak||-||-||-||-||-||83|
|47th||Ken Bolinger||Fastboys Racing||-||-||-||-||-||83|
|48th||- -||Bat Boat||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|49th||Kyle Dietzen||Burning Man||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|50th||Joe Lauer||Goofin Around II||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|51th||Joe Lauer||Goofin Around II||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|52th||Simon Privost||SV Offshore||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|53th||Jay Mueller||WHM Motorsport||-||-||-||-||-||81|
|54th||Tanner Lewis||Paint Factory Racing||-||-||-||-||-||79|
|58th||- -||Money Monster||-||-||-||-||-||76|
|59th||Grant Greytok||GNS Motorsports Offshore Racing||-||-||-||-||-||75|
|61th||Matt Soper||Old School||-||-||-||-||-||74|
|62th||Howard Richardson||R & S Racing||-||-||-||-||-||74|
|63th||- -||The Punisher||-||-||-||-||-||73|
|65th||Vinnie Diorio||LPC Racing||-||-||-||-||-||69|
|66th||Mark Didario||Papamigos Offshore||-||-||-||-||-||68|
|67th||- -||ST Racing||-||-||-||-||-||68|
|69th||Damon Marotta Jr.||Offshore Outlaw||-||-||-||-||-||66|
|72th||Kyle Dietzen||Burning Man||-||-||-||-||-||60|
|73th||Rob Unnerstall||CR Racing||-||-||-||-||-||63|
|74th||Cody Mcdowell||Team Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping||-||-||-||-||-||61|
|75th||Marc Gizzi||Bad company||-||-||-||-||-||60|
|76th||Michael Stancombe||Team Woody||-||-||-||-||-||60|
|77th||Mark Neinmann||Sheriff Lobo||-||-||-||-||-||59|
|78th||Marc Gizzi||Bad company||-||-||-||-||-||66|
|79th||Vinnie Diorio||LPC Racing||-||-||-||-||-||56|
|80th||Darren Kitteredge||FJ Propeller||-||-||-||-||-||54|
|81th||Michael Mccolhgn||Rum Runners||-||-||-||-||-||53|
|83th||Wayne Oakley||Mo Money||-||-||-||-||-||66|
|84th||Nick Scafidi||Your Storage Units||-||-||-||-||-||50|
|85th||Tom Kennedy||DoublEdge motorsports||-||-||-||-||-||48|
|86th||Pete Riveiro||Selling the Keys Fast||-||-||-||-||-||66|
|88th||Tom Kennedy||DoublEdge motorsports||-||-||-||-||-||39|
|89th||- -||Reindl Powerboats||-||-||-||-||-||3|
|90th||Brent Apprarius||Shoreline Plumbing||-||-||-||-||-||3|
Our fleet of powerboats and jet skis are heading to Sarasota on June 26th - 27th for another round of the 2021 P1 Offshore and AquaX Championships. Around 90 competitors are expected for two days of world-class marine motorsport action.
It is the 36th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, which is part of the newly-renamed Suncoast Summer Fest. The weekend of 26-27 June will see a double bill of powerboat and personal watercraft racing along Lido Beach.
Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County provides the quintessential white-sand beach getaway, perfect for absorbing the noise, power and excitement of a double-bill of powerboat and personal watercraft racing.
Dubbed the "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and fans can experience its special culture first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies.
After the pounding Atlantic swell of Cocoa Beach, P1 Offshore now moves to the more tranquil, shallower waters of the Gulf of Mexico. However, if you are expecting a less exciting race, think again...
Sarasota is the second longest-running US powerboat race, after the Key West Championship. Compared to Cocoa Beach, Sarasota is a more technical course. Cocoa Beach is long and narrow, running up and down the beach, with two 180 degree turns. Sarasota has varying degrees of right turns and a leftward dog-leg on the backward stretch. Although the water at Sarasota looks calmer, there are often holes, or variations on the seabed, which create voids on the surface. These can cause unexpected flights or hits, so are difficult for drivers to anticipate.
Super Stock has the most entries among the bigger boats and is one of the most competitive offshore classes for this reason. The water conditions are estimated to be 1-3ft with a slight chop on the surface. This will suit the Super Stock boats and keep their catamaran hulls free and loose for higher speeds. Those sneaky holes in the seabed will surely give the Super Stock crews some air time, as the boat is trimmed for one sea condition, then the bottom falls out from under them.
Mod V and Stock V will also be highly competitive. Sarasota will definitely be a driver's race for these boats if the water remains relatively calm. The varied turns in calm waters can cause "chine walking" with their V hulls. "OK, so what is chine walking?" Chine walking is caused when a high-performance V-Hull starts to lift out of the water. In certain circumstances, as speed increases, the actual part of the hull in contact with the water becomes reduced, and the boat starts to rock from one side to another as it tries to balance the remaining hull in contact with the water. This gives the drivers more work to do. Boat set-up and trim also play an important part.
Don't miss the Block Party on Friday night. It gives you the chance to get up close with the boats and teams on Main Street. The trailers are designed to show the boats to their full extent. As an example, the Miss GEICO boat is 47 feet long, weighs over 5/12 tons and can reach speeds of over 170mph!
On Saturday and Sunday, you can visit the pits in the car park of the Van Wezel at 777 N Tamiami Trail. There, you are encouraged to look around and see the teams preparing their boats and "craning-in" to the water from the backs of their very impressive trucks. There is a Fan Zone area at the pits area where you can enjoy food, drink, or purchase merchandise. Across the inlet from the Van Wezel car park is Centennial Park, where one of the cranes will be putting boats in the water at the hot/wet Pits - 1059 N Tamiami so there will be plenty to see and a great location for photographers.
Lido Beach is the best place to watch the racing. On Saturday you can watch the P1 AquaX jet skiers warming up and then their first two races. Between 11 am and 3 pm, the powerboats will be testing their boats on the course so there will be plenty to see. There is another Fan Zone area set up in the car park at 400 Benjamin Franklin Dr. which is the same location as VIP Hospitality Tent. Here you can also enjoy food, drink, or purchase merchandise.
There is VIP Hospitality on offer on Lido Beach if you want to make the event even more special, with an open bar and lunch included. Under 12s go free and if you have to keep an eye on them, relax as there are 4 wide-screen TVs to follow the action. If you have purchased VIP Hospitality tickets, there will be a table at registration in the pits on Friday where you can collect your tickets earlier, if you would like to.
In the links below are two Google Streetview links to show you the view from Lido Beach and the Van Wezel Pits. (The Pits will be a lot busier on the 26th!)
THE WESTIN SARASOTA
100 Marina View Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Group Rate: $169/night and 12.5% tax for Standard Queen or King Rooms.
Group Rate: $219/night and 12.5% tax for City View Queen or King Rooms.
*Please note: $22.00 Amenity Fee will appear on booking but will be waived upon checkout & self parking has been discounted to $5.00 per day plus tax.
For Reservations: BOOK HERE
Guests can call Hotel Reservations at (941) 217-4777 and mention the group name:
2021 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Attendee
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas
• Unlimited local phone calls
• $20.00 spa credit on services over $100.00 in The Westin Spa & Salon
• Complimentary 24-hour Westin / WORKOUT Fitness Studio
• $5.00 plus tax discounted parking per day
• Spectacular heated outdoor rooftop pool with towel service
• Complimentary bicycle use at hotel
• Complimentary shuttle service to St. Armand's Circle, Lido Kay Beach
*Group rates expires 5/26/21*