HPROP: APBA: CITGO-SUPERGARD Offshore Racing in hunt for championship

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 13, 2000) - The CITGO-SUPERGARD Offshore Racing Team gears up for the Buffalo Offshore Challenge this weekend, with two things on their minds - winning another race and vying for a national championship. Racers of all ...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 13, 2000) - The CITGO-SUPERGARD Offshore Racing Team gears up for the Buffalo Offshore Challenge this weekend, with two things on their minds - winning another race and vying for a national championship.

Racers of all kinds always set their sights on the big win, but the CITGO team is focusing on winning a championship. They are just 71 points behind the 2nd place team, FountainUSA.com. With just three races left in the 2000 season, Nigel Hook, Steve David, Tony Wiese, and crew are looking to reel in first place, and surpass the competition.

Tony Wiese stated, "For the balance of the season, we are going to press hard to take the checkered flags in the first place for the last two races, then go for a sweep in the World Championships in November. We definitely have the team to do it."

The course layout for the Buffalo Offshore Challenge is a challenge in itself. Navigator Wiese predicts the water will be both rough and smooth to add to the difficulty of the turns. "Some of the turns are fairly tight, and should be exciting for the spectators to watch the 43' CITGO-SUPERGARD Scarab maneuver through the turns leaving the competition in our rooster tail."

Driver Steve David is approaching the race with a no-holds-barred attitude. "I'm going there to win! This will probably be a very rough race in terms of water conditions so we'll count on Nigel's skill as the throttle man to push the boat to it's limits. We have the boat and engine combination to win in Buffalo, and Donny Wadeck from Wellcraft has everything dialed in for consistency."

The CITGO team has proven they are contenders for the championship this season. They've fought long and hard to bounce back from the accident in San Diego which literally sunk their first place effort.

"We really had to work fast in order to get the boat back into competition. My team worked very hard to make that happen and I'm very proud of that effort," commented Nigel Hook. "We are very capable of pulling off an upset this season. We're focused and ready to make some waves in the American PowerBoat Association."

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