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Series news 2009-06-03

Series news 2009-06-03

Steve Montgomery Joins ABRA Marketing and Public Relations Seattle, WA (June 3, 2009) ABRA Chairman Sam Cole announced today that Steve Montgomery and his company Montgomery Marketing and Communications have joined the ABRA's Public...

P1: Series Istanbul preview

P1: Series Istanbul preview

Istanbul Awaits Powerboat P1 World Championship As The Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea approaches, June 19-21, CEO, Asif Rangoonwala spoke of his eagerness to show off the Powerboat P1 World Championship to a new fan-base in Istanbul. "Racing in...

P1: Series newsletter 2009-06-01

P1: Series newsletter 2009-06-01

POWERBOAT P1 A POWERFUL PLATFORM FOR U.S. MARINE INDUSTRY From Technology to Marketing, Grand Prix of the Sea Format a Winner "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday." No one knows who said it first, but in the marine industry, the phrase has become...

Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

2005 Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Champion Terry Troxell Passes The boat racing world was rocked on Saturday by the news that 2005 Gold Cup champion Terry Troxell, one of the sport's most popular and successful drivers, had succumbed to a...

P1: Series Turkish race two report

P1: Series Turkish race two report

CIGARETTE SMOKES THE EVOLUTION FIELD AND DONZI PREVAILS IN SUPERSPORT TURKISH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA ROUND 4 There was no looking back for Luca Fendi and Matteo Nicolini as their Mercury-powered ...

P1: Series Turkish race one report

P1: Series Turkish race one report

HISTORY MADE, GREMLINS PLAGUE TURKISH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA Chaudron and Outerlimits Take Round 3 of Powerboat P1 World Championship History was made today when the green flag dropped for the first Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea on the...

OSS: Team Amsoil news 2009-06-20

OSS: Team Amsoil news 2009-06-20

TEAM AMSOIL BEATS ITS OWN ENDURANCE RECORD FROM MIAMI TO BIMINI AND BACK AND WINS ANOTHER 1ST PLACE IN SUNNY ISLES The AMSOIL Offshore Racing Team set the Official Endurance Record sanctioned by OSS in 2008 in the Cat Lite Class from Miami,...

P1: Series Turkish GP preview

P1: Series Turkish GP preview

FOLLOW THE HISTORIC "TURKISH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA" ON P1 RADIO The Powerboat P1 World Championship makes history this weekend with the first-ever Turkish Grand Prix of the Sea racing on the Bosphorus River in the heart of Istanbul and race fans...

Madison: Series round one preview

Madison: Series round one preview

ABRA High Point Champion Opens 2009 Season in Hometown MADISON, Ind.--When the ABRA unlimited hydroplane season opens this coming weekend (July 3 -- 5) with the Madison Regatta, 11 boats are expected to be in the pits ready to race on the Ohio...

Detroit: Event starting procedure changes

Detroit: Event starting procedure changes

Starting Procedure Changed for Gold Cup The unlimited hydroplane owners of the American Boat Racing Association (ABRA) met this morning (Friday, July 10) to discuss and then change the starting procedure for this weekend's 100th running of...

Detroit: Series round two preview

Detroit: Series round two preview

Hydroplanes Ready For Detroit River, 100th Running Of Gold Cup DETROIT---The Detroit River will once again be the site for the 100th running of the oldest motorsports trophy still in competition-the 2009 Detroit Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA...

P1: SuperSport class Italian GP summary

P1: SuperSport class Italian GP summary

STORMS, ATTRITION IMPACT ITALIAN GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA Outerlimits, Mercury and Italians Dominate Evolution Class Racing Timing is everything, it is said, and that proved true in the second day of the Powerboat P1 World Championship Italian ...

P1: Evolution class Italian GP summary

P1: Evolution class Italian GP summary

STORMS, ATTRITION IMPACT ITALIAN GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA Outerlimits, Mercury and Italians Dominate Evolution Class Racing Thunderstorms delayed the start and threatened the finish of day-two racing in the Powerboat P1 World Championship Italian...

Madison: Series Sunday race summary

Madison: Series Sunday race summary

Villwock Wins Madison Unlimited Hydroplane Race MADISON, Ind. --- Dave Villwock (Seattle, Wash.) continued his winning ways by notching his 57th career victory by winning the 59th annual running of the Madison Regatta Indiana Governor's Cup...

Madison: Theoret transported to hospital, blower accident

Madison: Theoret transported to hospital, blower accident

Thoeret Stable After Unlimited Hydroplane Accident During Madison MADISON, Ind. -- Jean Theoret, 47. of Maple Grove, Quebec, driver of the U-37 Miss Bello's Pizza, is in stable but guarded condition according to Dr. Edward Sauris of King's ...

P1: Series Italian GP race one report

P1: Series Italian GP race one report

ITALIANS DOMINATE HOME WATERS IN POWERBOAT P1 ROUND 5 U.S. Manufacturers Fair Well in Italian Grand Prix of the Sea Independence Day racing in the Adriatic Sea off San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy produced no real fireworks, but delivered...

Madison: Series qualifying summary

Madison: Series qualifying summary

Villwock Leads Qualifiers in Madison MADISON, IND. --- Coming into Friday, Dave Villwock and the U-16 Miss Elam Plus didn't seem to have anything together for the Madison Regatta. Just eight hours before Villwock was crowned the top speed...

OSS and OPA making progress toward unification

OSS and OPA making progress toward unification

July 09: Everyone involved with this sport, be it a racer or a fan has been asking for unification for a long time and this seemed like a good time to investigate the possibilities. After several discussions with Ed Smith (Smitty) from OPA ...

Kelowna event cancelled

Kelowna event cancelled

Kelowna Hydrofest forced to Cancel Plans for 2009 Leverage Sports & Entertainment has cancelled plans to bring the fastest boats in the world back to Kelowna in 2009 Kelowna, B.C. -- Plans have been derailed to bring the ABRA ...

Detroit: Series race summary

Detroit: Series race summary

Villwock 'Idles' Way to 7th Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Win DETROIT--One could say Dave Villwock idled his way to a seventh career Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup victory Sunday on the Detroit River. Instead of traveling in...

Detroit: Series Saturday summary

Detroit: Series Saturday summary

Wind Causes Problems At Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race DETROIT--Wind is once again playing havoc in Detroit for the 100th running of the Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup. Just a year ago, racing was suspended due to high winds. And...

Detroit: Series qualifying summary

Detroit: Series qualifying summary

Villwock Edges David for Top Qualifier DETROIT---Dave Villwock (Seattle, Wash.) was able to take his Ellstrom Elam Plus unlimited hydroplane out just before the Detroit River closed Friday evening to take the Palms Resorts Fastest...

OSS: Series St. Clair news 2009-07-22

OSS: Series St. Clair news 2009-07-22

Hello OSS Race Fans. The most exciting race of the season is just two weeks away in St Clair Michigan and you are all invited to attend. This a joint event with teams from both OPA and OSS in attendance. Over 60...

P1: Series newsletter 2009-07-22

P1: Series newsletter 2009-07-22

THE POWERBOAT P1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO CONCLUDE IN SICILY Powerboat P1 announced that Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily will host the 2009 season finale September 11-13, replacing Bahrain as the year's World Championship race. After a 5-year...

Kennewick: Series round three preview

Kennewick: Series round three preview

ABRA Teams Ready For Lamb-Weston Columbia Cup Seattle, WA(July 20, 2009) After the first two events of the 2009 ABRA unlimited hydroplane racing season, the 2007 and 2008 national high point champions find themselves atop the driver and team ...

OSS: St Clair race recap

OSS: St Clair race recap

The first joint race with OPA and OSS was a huge success as over 100,000 people attended the three day event in St. Clair Michigan. It was an incredible event with over 40 race teams in attendance, A full blown carnival with rides and...

P1: Series Scandinavian GP pre-race notes

P1: Series Scandinavian GP pre-race notes

LISTEN TO SCANDINAVIAN GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA ACTION ON P1 RADIO Live race action from Sweden this weekend: August 7-9 The penultimate weekend of 2009 Powerboat P1 World Championship Season is upon us and race fans the world over will be...

Series statement on San Diego 2009-08-05

Series statement on San Diego 2009-08-05

ABRA Chairman Clarifies San Diego Relationship Seattle, WA (August 5, 2009) American Boat Racing Association Chairman Sam Cole issued the following statement today regarding the status of the relationship between The San Diego Bayfair on ...

P1: Series newsletter 2009-08-04

P1: Series newsletter 2009-08-04

Powerboat P1 Goes Green - Clean Start in Sweden Powerboat P1 announced that its race and support boats will be powered by environmentally-friendly fuel supplied by Gothenburg, Sweden-based fuel-specialists, Aspen at the Scandinavian Grand Prix...

Series announces Qatar event for 2009 finale

Series announces Qatar event for 2009 finale

QATAR SET TO HOST FINAL ROUND OF ABRA UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN NOVEMBER * Sheikh Hassan signs ground-breaking deal to bring hydroplanes to the Gulf * QMSF set to host some of world's most exciting boats ...

P1: Team 26 Scandinavian GP preview

P1: Team 26 Scandinavian GP preview

SW1 Capital - TEAM 26 Rolling the Dice for Win in Sweden With US Team Support from Arneson An offer for a trip to Sweden will be a working vacation for Arneson Industries president, Rik Wimp, but one he anticipates with excitement. Going...

P1: Series Scandinavian GP preview

P1: Series Scandinavian GP preview

THE ALL-AMERICAN TEAM GETS READY FOR THE POWERBOAT P1 SCANDINAVIAN GRAND PRIX Gothenburg, Sweden is a world apart from San Diego and Long Island, and Nigel Hook and Joe Sgro are packing and putting on their "game face" for The Land of the ...

OSS: Peppers Racing Michigan City summary

OSS: Peppers Racing Michigan City summary

August, 2009: Indianapolis, IN: The dynamic father and son team of George and Michael Stancombe continued their offshore race domination at the first annual Superboat International event in Michigan City, IN. With 40,000 plus spectators on Sunday...

P1: Outerlimits drivers medical update

P1: Outerlimits drivers medical update

You Can't Keep Good Men Down Racers commend Outerlimits' Construction "We are happy to report that despite the dramatic accident and crash of the Lucas Oil Outerlimits race boat in Sunday's Powerboat P1 Grand Prix in Gothenburg, Sweden, our ...